[Athen] accessibility of Sakai?

Jon Gunderson jongund at uiuc.edu
Fri Jul 7 09:43:58 PDT 2006

We found a number of major accessibility issues with Sakai.


There is a group working on promoting Sakai accessibility, but
it is more repair oriented than design oriened. They have no
accessibility design standards for what developers should be
doing to make Sakai modules accessible. They seem to assume
that developers "know" something about accessibility and use
that knowledge in their designs. Volunteers then report on
accessibility problems after modules are released and this is
put into a big tracking system.

Sakai accessibility discussion is available at:



---- Original message ----

>Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 11:12:50 -0500

>From: Pamela Cress <pcress at ku.edu>

>Subject: [Athen] accessibility of Sakai?

>To: ATHEN <athen at athenpro.org>


>I've been asked about the accessibility of the Sakai

Collaboration and

>Learning Environment for Education. Can anyone comment on this?



>Pamela Cress

>Research Associate

>University of Kansas

>Institute for Life Span Studies

>Phone: 620-421-6550, ext. 1888

>E-mail: pcress at ku.edu



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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Director of IT Accessibility Services
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES)

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