John Paul Harris
harris_jp at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 11 10:05:52 PDT 2013
I do not know why I took the time to look at your school's website, but I just finished 2 hours of tedious email management and I was curious. Victoria College uses tables for layout and does not rely on CSS. I did not see Joomla as a content management system. I could not find your department's website. Maybe you have a website that you you have not yet made public. Unfortunately, I have not worked with Joomla since 2010, because everyone is using Drupal. However, you can make a Joomla website accessible with a custom theme and it is not too difficult. Maybe you could provide a link to the website in question.
Soapbox: The use tables for design will cause major accessibility issues and will not meet accessibility standards
Would like to discuss with you further.
John Paul Harris
From: Elizabeth.Prickett at victoriacollege.edu
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:28:08 -0500
Subject: [Athen] JOOMLA!
Good morning! Does anyone have experience with creating accessible websites using JOOMLA! ? I recently started at a new college and a third party created our website in JOOMLA! Our webmaster is new to the college as well and we are trying to figure out what we’ve inherited. I’m having difficulty locating much accessibility information online and since it’s open source CMS, there really isn’t a contact person. We’ve run some accessibility testing on the site and know there are some issues. We’d like to know which are limitations of the CMS and which are CSS design errors by the vendor who designed the site. We’d like to be able to go back to the vendor with information how to fix the site, but we need to know if there are some built-in limitations with JOOMLA! We’re also working on accessibility best practices for our content managers. There are some accessibility extensions that have been created for JOOMLA! – has anyone experimented with them? Has anyone run across an accessible calendar for this CMS? We know that the site was created using an old version of JOOMLA! (1.0.13). If newer builds are more accessible, we’d love to know! Thanks so much for any insights! Liz PrickettAlternative Media SpecialistCenter for Academic & Professional Excellence (CAPE)Victoria College2200 East Red RiverVictoria, TX 77901Elizabeth.Prickett at victoriacollege.edu
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