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Accessible Joomla 1.5


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Feb 29, 2008 9:50AM

I took the plunge last weekend and "migrated" one of my sites to v1.5 of
Joomla! It was a bit of an impulsive act on my part and the process did not
go smoothly. The short story is I was not able to successfully migrate my
database over and have since re-entered all of the content. Fortunately for
me it wasn't much.

The next surprise came when I discovered basically no documentation on the
new version and that all of the extensions/components that I was interested
would not work in the new version unless I installed some "legacy mod" which
I presume pushes the app back to a 1.0.x way of doing things. The theme I
had purchased for the old site would not work on the new one (I bought a new
one) and the amount of "free" template left much to be desired.

Just wondering if other folks have taken the plunge and what they are seeing
in terms of improvements to accessibility (out of the box). I am pleased
that my new site passes XHTML standards and The Wave shows no accessibility
issues. But again, it is a very small amount of content.

Joshue O'Connor - if you are reading this - I noticed you have a fairly new
book on the topic of Joomla Accessibility - wondering what your thoughts are
on the new version.


John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine USA