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Re: Accessible rich text editors for web forms


From: Dean Hamack
Date: Dec 18, 2008 5:50PM

I just use Dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver is great for building forms. When you insert a text field a box
pops up asking you for a label and a tab index, all the code is valid, etc.

In the form menu there is an option that says "insert Spry validation text
field" (also button, textarea, etc.) When you choose that option, it
automatically generates the javascript and css files for you.

I've yet to find an HTML editor that is anywhere near as good as

On 12/18/08 12:16 PM, "Terrill Thompson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> 206/221-4168