A primary goal of Drupal Migration Project is to have everyone at the University using a standard Web publishing system. There are several benefits to this centralized approach to the University’s web strategy.
- The first of which is accessibility, whose framework was laid out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005. By having a centralized system, we can provide the uOttawa web community with fully accessible widgets and design patterns that they can use to build their websites in accordance with AODA.
- Another benefit is we will are able to quickly patch any security holes, which may arise in the future, thereby offloading webmasters.
- Additionally, our distribution provides a fully responsive experience so that all websites built with it provide a device specific experience for our users, an increasingly important feature in the growing mobile age.
- The last, yet possibly most important benefit is that, together as a community, we will be able to build tools that can be used by everyone at the University, thereby increasing the speed with which we can evolve our web presence and continue to innovate.