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Accessible rich text editors for web forms


From: Terrill Thompson
Date: Dec 18, 2008 1:20PM

Hi all,

Does anyone have a preferred rich text editor widget for use in web forms?
I'm looking for something that meets these criteria:

1. A small set of core buttons (headings, paragraph, lists, links, images)
2. Buttons can be easily added or customized if needed
3. Creates valid XHTML markup
4. An option for visually previewing content prior to saving or submitting
5. Degrades gracefully without Javascript
6. Buttons accessible by keyboard, using the tab key and/or hot keys
7. Accessible to screen readers

I prefer Jquery or library-independent Javascript for my own purposes, but
I'm also curious what else is out there in other frameworks.


Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology
UW Technology Services
University of Washington