CMS accessibility improvements

May 22, 2008

One of the major motivations for implementing a CMS (and for the recoding & redesign of the Library page templates) in the Library was to make it feasible for web content editors to publish fully accessible and valid web pages.  Our highly diverse audience benefits directly from these efforts, and state and federal laws mandate we make all reasonable efforts to comply.

Since the initial rollout of the CMS, most pages published with it were fully valid and accessible, but there are a number of situations where invalid or inaccessible markup can still occur.

I'm happy to report that we've made several recent changes to our CMS that bring our level of compliance even higher.  Specifically, the following things are changed/fixed: