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From: Vlad Alexander (XStandard)
Date: Dec 18, 2008 2:35PM


Hi Terrill,

I am with the XStandard dev team. Below are responses on how XStandard meets your requirements. Also, please check out this document:
http://xstandard.com/en/documentation/xstandard-dev-guide/accessibility/


> 1. A small set of core buttons (headings, paragraph,
> lists, links, images)
Yes

> 2. Buttons can be easily added or customized if needed
Yes

> 3. Creates valid XHTML markup
Yes

> 4. An option for visually previewing content prior to
> saving or submitting it
Yes. There is also a Screen Reader Preview feature which will display the content much like a screen reader would process it.

> 5. Degrades gracefully without Javascript
In some browsers (IE, Firefox, Opera) you can use XStandard completely without JavaScript.

> 6. Buttons accessible by keyboard, using the tab key and/or hot keys
The editor itself is keyboard accessible but only IE supports tabbing in and out of the editor at this time.

> 7. Accessible to screen readers
We have a pre-release build that supports MSAA. Window-Eyes works reasonably well with this build of XStandard. And GW Micro has been really helpful. We found it impossible to work productively with the other screen reader vendor.

Regards,
Vlad Alexander
http://xstandard.com




-------- Original Message --------
From: Terrill Thompson
Date: 2008-12-18 3:16 PM
> 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
> it
> 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.
>
> Thanks!
> Terry
>
> Terrill Thompson
> Technology Accessibility Specialist
> DO-IT, Accessible Technology
> UW Technology Services
> University of Washington
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 206/221-4168
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