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Re: First draft of "Selecting Software for Developing Accessible Web Sites"

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 18:57:41 -0500 (EST)
To: Helle BjarnÝ <hbj@visinfo.dk>
cc: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0112141855290.11285-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't think this is a true assumption in the absolute sense of true. It is
often the case, but it is complicated by the fact that often big CMS
developers have millions of dollars of contracts at stake over accessibility,
and small companies do accessibility because of general design philosophy, or
to break into a niche market, or ignore it for similar reasons.


On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Helle BjarnÝ wrote:

  I agree in general with Andrews comments.
  Andrew wrote:
  3.3 Can we include a point along the line that smaller, stand-alone tools
  will comply more quicly than large CMS due to their realtively shorter
  development and upgrade life-cycles?

  Is this a true assumption? In some CMS it would be fairly easy to make some
  templates for user input that complies to WCAG or ATAG or both. The bigger
  problem as I see it is with the part of the CMS that involves some of the
  database stuff.

  Kind regards
  Helle Bjarno
  Visual Impairment Knowledge Centre
  e-mail: hbj@visinfo.dk
  phone: +45 39 46 01 04, fax: +45 30 61 94 14
  mail: Rymarksvej 1, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark.

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