[Athen] FW: Webcredible CMS boosts web site accessibility

Ron Stewart ron.stewart at dolphinusa.com
Mon Apr 16 03:35:49 PDT 2007

Another silver bullet?


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IT Week, United Kingdom
Friday, April 13, 2007

Webcredible CMS boosts web site accessibility

By Phil Muncaster, IT Week

Content management system ensures sites are compliant with the W3C's
accessibility guidelines

Web accessibility consultancy Webcredible is set to launch a new content
management system (CMS) designed to ensure firms' sites are compliant with
level AAA of the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

The product, which will be launched at the Internet World event in a
fortnight, automatically cleans up code so that it complies with the
standards, and forces content editors to use correct heading structures and
accurate ALT text for all images, among other things, according to the
firm's managing director Trenton Moss.

"While the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide a useful
framework for developing an accessible web site, online retailers will run
into trouble if they rely solely on their interpretation of these
jargon-filled, somewhat vague guidelines," he added. "We are offering a
system that actually forces editors to produce accessible content during the
web page development and editing process."

The product also utilises Ajax technology to improve the user experience,
and can optimise web pages for search engines, according to the firm.

"Putting an accessible CMS at the heart of all web site content development
can also save companies time and money, as online retailers will not need to
develop and maintain separate, accessible web pages in addition to their
main web site," explained Moss.


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