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Re: Content Management Systems


From: Kynn Bartlett
Date: Jan 30, 2006 2:00PM

Remember to use whatever influence you have to insist that the CMS
itself be accessible technology, as well as producing accessible

Otherwise, any new hires with special needs will be unable to complete
their jobs without requiring repurchase of new software.

The big problem with CMSes is not just the output, it's the interface
to create and modify content.

Has anyone on this list worked with Microsoft CMS Server? E.g., with
a screenreader or other AT?


On 1/30/06, Harper, Jennifer (DHS-EPIC) < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> What a timely topic for me! My Department (California Department of
> Health Services) is planning to switch to Microsoft CMS Server to
> replace our existing site. We're right now in the early design phases.
> Although I have NO control over product selection, I may have a chance
> to have some input on template design and implementation as it relates
> to accessibility.
> I welcome any advice on how we can best keep accessibility issues on the
> table as we switch to CMS and lessons learned from their own
> implementation in a big decentralized organization (300-ish "webmasters"
> and the "master" part is used VERY loosely). Any MS-CMS Server
> accessibility tips welcome as well.
> Online or offline tips, resources, etc are appreciated!
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Jen Harper, MSPH
> California Department of Health Services
> Epidemiology and Prevention for Injury Control (EPIC) Branch