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From: Holly Marie
Date: Jan 22, 2002 9:09AM


The one(PHP MySQL) I dropped in my message, below, was based on the
phorum model, yet further enhanced or modified for accessibility
factors. The downloads, demos, and source codes are available to see at
the web site links...

thanks for mentioning the other two, will add them to my list.

holly


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Goddard"


> Well you can try these. I honestly do not know for sure about the
> accessibility issues since message boards are a bit complex within
table
> structures etc..
>
> IkonBoard:
> www.ikonboard.com
>
> Open Bulletin Board:
> http://www.iansoft.net/
>
> I am sure there are a ton more that are out there such as phorum
> (www.phorum.com). Just do a search for PHP and then go to the
discussion
> forums within each site...there are normally a ton of listings for
such
> software and you can check with www.hotscripts.com as well.
>
> HTH
>
> Michael
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Holly Marie
>
>
> > A web site is being designed for a Blind and Low vision Convention
site,
> > and they would like to have a bulletin or message board on this
site.
> >
> > [1]Prefer it to be an easy installation.
> >
> > [2]Probably prefer it to be PHP vs CGI/Perl(less space and quicker
> > access)
> >
> > [3]Would like it to be as Accessible as Possible
> >
> > [4]Need it to be validated code
> >
> > [5]Need it to be free source.
> >
> >
> > Any ideas out there. I have found a couple but I am looking for some
> > other ideas, one even had access keys, etc in the code, it was a PHP
> > MySql board.
> >
> > The people in question were looking at a board over at BeSeen, but I
> > question the JavaScript banner and also using that service for
several
> > reasons... possible marketing collection of email addresses
associated
> > with the board, the javascript changing banners both top and bottom
and
> > possible interference with some assissitive technology devices or
> > readers, and overall professional look or feel of the board... one
> > without spam questionable adware, would probably be better.
> >
> > I have installed a few community type sites and php boards before
and
> > that is not a huge issue, but looking for an easy and very
streamlined
> > board. I would also like to try and make sure any or all sites put
> > together in this way are as accessible as possible, while
validating.
> >
> >
> > Oh, the links to the Accessible or what offers to be accessible
> > bulletin boards are below. I read a little of the documentation and
also
> > looked at the source code, but I did not check on the validation
just
> > yet, or read in depth regarding the installation etc.
> >
> > ---
> > PHP and MySQL - source code shows ACCESSKEY coded in also.
> > --------
> > Message board software in PHP using MySQL
> > http://www.agner.org/software/msgbrd2/?e=0,23,24#0
> > It is designed for the best usability, as well as accessibility to
> > people with disabilities.
> > (see usability.txt url:
> > http://www.agner.org/messageboards/docs/usability.txt )
> > TEST board
> > http://www.agner.org/software/msgbrd2/test/
> > Moderation DEMO - if interested
> > http://www.agner.org/software/msgbrd2/demo/
> >
> > ---
> > PERL based - needing a individual cgi-bin on the host server
> > ----
> > the other at the site was a Perl based board...
> > http://www.agner.org/software/msgbrd1/?e=0,23,24#0 and
> > http://www.agner.org/software/msgbrd1/
> >
> > DEMO - perl based board
> > http://www.agner.org/software/discuss/
> > TEST board - perl based
> > http://www.agner.org/software/msgbrd1/test/
> >
> > ------
> >
> > looking for more possibilities and also input on these boards and
what
> > experience others have had.
> >
> >
> > thanks
> > holly
> >
> > there may be a good market for development of community site
software
> > and technology like forums etc that are accessible and current in
code
> > guidelines. Could grants somehow help develop such software if the
> > developer wanted to keep the software free for the users and open
> > source? Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> >
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