LightCMS Gets Recycling Bin, Becomes Section 508 Compliant

LightCMS, the website builder designed for web design agencies, has unveiled a new version that includes a recycling bin feature as well as full compliance with Section 508, a new US law pertaining to online disabled access.

Section 508 is an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act (1973) that mandates that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government must be accessible to people with disabilities.

LightCMS & Section 508 Compliance

To help their users conform to the new law, LightCMS' native HTML and CSS code is all compliant with Section 508. The compliance is diabled by default, although it can be switched on via LightCMS' Site Settings.

To aid you in transitioning to Section 508 compliance, we have also created a new compliant template – Liberty 508, which is based on the popular Liberty template.

Some of the HTML changes include:

  • Changed <span> on captcha code to a <label>. (evite & blog post comments)
  • Changed <legend> tags on sign up element to <h4>.
  • Added <label> tags to sign up element inputs.
  • Changed <p> tags on ResetPassword.aspx to <label> tags.
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Recycling Bin

Another notable feature of this LightCMS release, is the recycling bin.

Thanks to this feature, LightCMS will retain deleted pages and elements for thirty days, allowing you to restore them as and when you need to. So, gone are the days when deleting something meant that it was gone forever.

This latest version of LightCMS also brings about text editor and user interface enhancements, all of which you can read about on the LightCMS blog.