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Re: Accessible Content Management Systems

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From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net
Date: Sep 29, 2014 10:07AM


As a general rule, I would beg everyone doing procurement to
request a VPAT from the vendor. Trust me that the vendors hear
you saying that and translated into "oh, accessibility matters
for our paying customers." Trust me that at least some of the
vendors use the VPAT process to do and accessibility test of
their products.

Even if you don't want the VPAT,, merely asking for it encourages
the vendors to make more accessible products.

Deborah Kaplan

On Mon, 29 Sep 2014, Robert Fentress wrote:

> 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).
>
> Best,
> Rob
>
> 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.
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>> 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
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