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Liferay Accessible Websites

Company Blogs June 15, 2011 By Julio Camarero Staff

Many people ask us frequently, is liferay accessible? Does it validate level AA of [FILL_WITH_YOUR_ACCESSIBILITY_STANDARD_HERE]? (It could be WCAG1.0, WCAG2.0, Section 508, RGAA...) And it is not easy to answer, because Liferay usually is just the tool for building your websites, and even though Liferay will help you to achieve any accessibility certification, the final responsibility will be yours. The theme you use or the content you are creating will be the main responsible for the accessibility of your website. We have started a wiki page with some accessibility guidelines to help you with this responsibility. This page will grow with time, feel free to contribute your ideas or lessons learnt when building portals with Liferay.

We keep improving the accessibility of the portal itself (I will make a post with all the improvements coming for 6.1 soon) and we are trying to fix any accessibility issue that any user may find. If you have found accessibility issues, please let us know in the accessibility forums and we will fix them as soon as possible. (We are open to contributions too).

So, in order to prove that it is possible (and even easy!) to create accessible websites using Liferay, we have started a wiki page to display a list of Accessible Websites built with Liferay that have an accessibility certification. Feel free to add your website to the list if you have an accessibility certification or let us know and we will add it for you. There are websites validating WCAG1.0, WCAG2.0 or RGAA... 

By the way, have you checked out the Accessibility Portlets contributed by our community member Boubker? Cool stuff...