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Re: Plone CMS improvement ideas: please support accessibility

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:42:26 +0200
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At 18:25 2/07/2009, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
>Plone CMS has a voting page for improvement ideas at

Accessibility has moved up quite a bit in the ranking :-)
But it appears that Plone is looking for a new volunteer to own the 
accessibility parts of Plone.
Alexander Limi (one of the developers who started Plone in 1999) 
explains that this would mean:


- Testing for accessibility problems in (preferrably before it is 
released :) for every release

- Filing bugs when you find a particular accessibility problem, 
preferrably with code examples on how to change the markup, so even 
people that don't know much about accessibility can fix it

- Organize real-world sessions where Plone is tested with screen 
readers, so people can point out the issues when they find them. 
(This is aspirational, but would be very effective, I think)

You don't really need to be a programmer, but basic knowledge on HTML 
and CSS is of course useful to write good bug reports.


Any takers?

Best regards,


>Accessibility is at rank 13, far behind, for example, SVG support 
>and calendar improvements.
>Some extra "encouragement" to improve accessibility looks like a 
>good idea. There are only 9 votes left!
>Best regards,
>Christophe Strobbe
>P.S. Ticket 9298 at <https://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/9298> 
>requests implementation of WAI-ARIA landmarks. (You need a login to 
>see the ticket.) The suggestion came from Peter Krantz:

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