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At 05:52 10-11-2011, Augustine Souza wrote:
For the new forum ...
My request is that "background images" for functional content be kept
to a minimum for reasons of accessibility.

Some people may want to have a different color for the page background
because they find white painful. (There are such people.)

I would like to add a few more accessibility considerations:
* If phpBB is chosen for the forum, please take a look at
  "An accessible style for PhpBB".
  (You can also get in touch with the owners of AccessifyForum,
   which is based on phpBB.)
* Another forum solution with good accessibility out of the box is
  PunBB <>.

Best regards,


If the person uses css to change the background color, many background
images are no longer visible. This is quite common with phpBB. Buttons
such as "new post" or "quote" or "reply" disappear when the background
color is changed using css. There maybe workarounds such as the alt
tag but that's no longer pretty.

If anyone is interested I can give a couple of examples.

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 bus 2442
B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee
tel: +32 16 32 85 51

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