OneNet Web Content Management System
Client: Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services
Working with the Illinois Department of Human Services, MSF&W developed a custom web content management system that facilitates the creation of web content that is accessible to people with disabilities. Since 2003, "OneNet" has been used by over 350 content contributors to create and manage over 40,000 pages on the DHS intranet and web site.
Key to the OneNet CMS is a web-based WYSIWYG editor that automatically implements accessibility techniques. The editor also provides "accessibility checkers" that walk authors through the process of checking accessibility issues that cannot be automated. The OneNet editor was so successful that it was praised as "clearly a breakthrough technology in creating accessible content" by Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., Director of Information Technology Accessibility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The OneNet CMS also fully automates the publishing and management of pages, news, and calendar events. MSF&W has used the OneNet framework to build a number of accessible application "modules" for DHS, including a user-maintained staff directory, a training calendar/registration system, a job posting system, an equipment request tracking system, and a customizable web survey tool.