Sakai Accessibility Ra11y Plan update

Phase 1 of the Ra11y plan [1] is complete!  We are one (big) step closer to WCAG2 Certification. 
 
What does this mean? It means that we completed a substantive review of the accessibility of the Sakai system by contracting out the assessment
to a reputable 3rd party, SSB Bart [2]. Improving Sakai's accessibility means making it easier for people of all abilities to use our system. Our aim, as it always has been, is to make the system genuinely as accessible as possible, which directly impacts students, instructors, and other users in a positive way with a better user experience. We also wish to achieve WCAG 2 certification, which validates the community's hard work in this area. A double win!
 
The good news is that Sakai, as it stands now, is assessed at 74% compliant, which is not a bad starting point. Also we have gone painstakingly through the 453 identified issues and consolidated them into 51 Jiras [3] .  We are off to a great start and we don't want to lose the momentum!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sakai 11 timeline

The Sakai core team is planning a Beta release the week of May 9, 2016. A Beta release is feature complete and within striking distance of an RC01, our first release candidate. We are anticipating having an RC01 shortly after Open Apereo 2016 and an expected release date in late June. 
 

Sakai 10.7 released!

The Sakai Core Team is happy to announce the Sakai 10.7 maintenance release  for general availability! Congratulations worldwide team! There were 47 fixes  [1] in this release across the core tools. 2 new security fixes. 
 
if you're running 10.6 that this upgrade is of critical importance. Several of the fixes in 10.7 were regressions from 10.6, especially against Assignment and Samigo.