WebCMS 101 Jurden Bruce – Web Services – firstname.lastname@example.org Introduction Who Am I? Web Enthusiast/Techie Problem Solver Always learning new things. Contact me: Jurden Bruce Web Services Manager 936-294-4495 email@example.com http://www.shsu.edu/~jeb017 What is a CMS? Allows publishing, editing, modifying content and site maintenance from a central location. Content Contributors Organization Publisher/Owner Editor Writer Editor Writer Writer Why do you need content writers? The people that know the area and audience. They can create quality web content that provides useful information. Keep it short and too the point. Reasons for Training To help them help you create web content Make it as easy as possible to contribute Establish standards that create consistency Increase efficiency Get the greatest impact out of each contribution Important things to teach Understanding the audience Writing content for the online medium Writing web content with great headings and summaries Keeping content simple, to the point and easy to read Building links to create a network Including useful examples Rewriting or commenting on existing content to keep events alive, FAQ’s current and news viral Web writing for search engines and people Why is ADA important? ADA? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, if the government entities receive Federal funding, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, generally require that State and local governments provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services, or activities unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of their programs, services, or activities or would impose an undue burden. Meaning? Accessible Alternate methods A web page that can be used in a variety of ways and that does not depend on a single sense or ability. Different means of providing information, including product documentation, to people with disabilities. Alternate methods may include, but are not limited to, voice, fax, relay service, TTY, Internet posting, captioning, text-to-speech synthesis, and audio description. Exception A justified, documented non-conformance with one or more standards or specifications of Chapter 206 and/or Chapter 213 of this title, which has been approved by the agency head. What’s Wrong? Please select the red button to earn your reward: Captions on video YouTube can help! If the video's in English, YouTube can use speech processing algorithms to determine when the words in a transcript should be displayed. Not on Youtube: Provide captions or transcript, or link to a page with comparable information. Real life Examples Jan 2011-Mar An individual with a disability complained that a Florida resort attempted to charge him a pet fee because of his service animal. The resort adopted a policy welcoming service animals, modified its website and reservation materials to state that there is no charge for service animals, and posted signage regarding the new policy. An individual who is blind complained that a company's secure website log-in process was inaccessible to individuals with vision disabilities because of a captcha, a string of irregularly-shaped letters intended to verify that the individual accessing the website is a person, not a computer. The company agreed to add an audio captcha option. http://www.ada.gov Learn about ADA on your own Web Accessibility Initiative A customizable quick reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 requirements (success criteria) and techniques http://www.w3.org/WAI/Resources/ http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/ Texas Administrative Code http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.View TAC?tac_view=5&ti=1&pt=10&ch=206&sch=C&rl=Y Demo Connecting to WebCMS Previewing your content Editing your site Adding other peoples content Questions?