ItalianSkin: an improvement in the accessibility of the Plone interface in order to be compliant with Italian laws and screen readers for blind people

The Italian government has made a law specifying the accessibility requirements (the most famous is the usage of the Strict XHTML) for public administration websites. To enable Plone front- and back-end to be compliant with these specifications the ItalianSkin project was initiated, but its development has gone beyond the simple implementation of the law and has continued with the objectives of making Plone wholly functional with screen readers for blind people and providing developers with automatic tools to improve the accessibility of their own sites. We would recommend this talk to anyone developing websites and in particular to those who are responsible for accessibility.