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Re: Accessible Authoring Tool

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From: E.J. Zufelt
Date: Oct 26, 2010 1:00PM


Good afternoon Michael,

The functionality that you are talking about sounds a lot like what is provided by the Drupal accessible content module - http://drupal.org/project/accessible_content

I haven't used the module myself, but I do know the developer. I believe that there * may * be a Wordpress plugin for this functionality as well. The functionality comes from a php project, so it may be able to be used with other CMSs as well.

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On 2010-10-26, at 2:52 PM, Langum, Michael J wrote:

> The Draft for the New Section 508 standards includes:
> 413.2 Authoring Tools. For all formats supported by the authoring tool, authoring tools shall provide a mode of operation to create or modify content that conforms to Chapter 5 (Electronic Documents). [emphasis added]
> I'm wondering what this implies for web 2.0 apps where content will be created by folks who do not know accessibility requirements.
>
> Can we (those ruled by sect. 508) accept end-user generated content that is not "accessible?"
>
> If not, will we need to ensure a "508 clearance" process, before publication?
>
> Assuming that we must ensure that user-generated content is accessible, Is anyone aware of browser text input control, that supports or ensures accessibility standards. That is, on submit, does a quick check of the input, and prompts the user for corrections or needed additional information.. E.g.
>
> * if I create a table, the control will catch this, and make sure that I have row and column heads identified,
> * if I add an image, the control will catch this and prompt me for an alternative text?
>
>
> -- Mike
>
>