Choosing an Accessible CMS

Author: Joshue O Connor  Senior Accessibility Consultant CFIT 

How do you go about choosing an accessible content management system (CMS)? What are the main criteria for success? And how to ensure ease of use for authors including screen reader users?

The Centre for Inclusive Technology  (CFIT), which is based in the headquarters of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland  (NCBI), looked at several popular CMSs in order to assess which would be most suitable.

Our approach was to look at how these CMSs work out of the box and no complex heuristics were applied in order to simulate how many other users would approach the adoption of a CMS in the real world. The assessment method was an intuitive approach with some basic core tasks such as adding content and administration.

Expert Screen Reader Evaluation by Paul Traynor  CFIT.


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