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Re: Accessible Content Management Systems


From: Robert Fentress
Date: Sep 29, 2014 10:03AM

Hi, Michael.

Have you requested Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs)
from the major vendors? Though you can't count on them to always be
accurate, it is a good place to start. At least some of them will be
honest and tell you they have accessibility problems.

My personal opinion is that open source is good because at least if
there are problems you have the power (if not the resources) to fix
them. I know Penn State has used Drupal. Given the settlement they
made with the NFB, they may have some good info to share on how
accessible Drupal is (or can be made to be).


On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Michael Bullis, Executive Director,
The IMAGE Center of Maryland < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Here at the IMAGE Center we're beginning a very large web project involving
> tens of thousands of videos, forums, blogs and a back-room database.
> I'm wondering if those of you who know far more than I can tell me what the
> most accessible cms is out there, what are its shortcomings and strong
> points, Etc.
> Our goal is to hire blind people and people with other disabilities and we
> want to make sure we are starting out with the most accessible product on
> the market, even if we have to make modifications.
> Michael Bullis
> Executive Director,
> Independent Marylanders Achieving Growth Through Empowerment, Inc.
> The IMAGE Center
> 300 E. Joppa Road, STE 312
> Towson MD 21286
> Office Phone: 443-275-9394
> Cell: 443-286-9001
> Email: <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> > <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Website: <http://www.imagemd.org>; www.imagemd.org
> > > --
Robert Fentress
Senior Accessibility Solutions Designer

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