CUPE’s website was migrated to Drupal 7 and completely redesigned. The project involved multilingual development with accessibility improvements and security enhancements, development of a tool for campaigns and workshop registration management. 

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OpenConcept prides itself on supporting the community, and takes action to do so in several ways – one of which is encouraging staff to volunteer with community groups and services that they are passionate about, and getting behind that volunteer work by allowing for flexible hours and through corporate charitable donations. I've been volunteering for the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region (DCOR) for about five years now, and I'm so grateful for the support Mike Gifford has shown for this service and my involvement in it since I began working at OpenConcept at the end of 2011. The Distress...
We are always looking for ways to become a better business. We have always strived to meet the needs of our clients and staff in a cost effective and environmentally friendly fashion. Last year we started the process of becoming a Certified B Corporation , as it seemed to fit well within the work we've done in the past decade. It was a very interesting process and raised many issues that we hadn't considered previously, which would expand the impact we can have as a business. It is really empowering to be part of a movement that is working to...
Working recently with an accessibility focus group has provided some very useful insight into areas where we can make some quick accessibility improvements to Drupal 7. Amongst several other similar improvements in terms of Aria related attributes, we have come to the conclusion that adding aria-describedby to form field elements will help with providing context between form elements and their descriptions. Without context, form field descriptions are confusing. The following is a short example of how we can easily add aria-describedby attributes to Drupal 7 core and webform module forms using theme and preprocess functions: Also, here is a link...

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OpenConcept is an Ottawa-based team of enterprise applications experts specializing in open-source software development. We have over 16 years of experience in architecting secure, scalable, inclusive and sustainable solutions for the non-for-profit, public and private sectors. We are part of the Top 5 contributors to the Drupal Project in Canada and a worldwide-recognized reference in Web accessibility. As a B-Corporation, we strive to build a better Internet using open-source software and our business as a force for good.


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