Accessibility by default in authoring tools – would you like to try?

What if the authoring tool you are using could produce accessibility by default? Or give you advanced support in publishing accessible content? IAAP Nordic is part of an exciting research project together with market leading authoring tools producers.

We are now looking for test persons. This is your chance to contribute to innovative solutions for the next generation authoring tools with built-in accessibility.

Together with  Drupal, SiteVision, Plone, Joomla and Umbraco, plus Funka as project coordinators, we are prototyping and testing accessibility by default features that will be shared with the market. This autumn, we are going to perform user tests with web authors to validate that the new features are solving relevant problems, are easy to use and well working.

The testing will be performed online, and you will have the opportunity to impact the results of the project at the same time as you will be inspired and learn more about accessible publishing.

The project results will be free for all to use and the aim is for all market players to implement the features in their tools. This means that you, in the near future, will hopefully be able to require better accessibility support in your content management system.

The user testing is planned for October-November and each test will take approximately one hour. You are welcome to contribute once or during the whole iteration and we are of course very keen to learn about your views on the features after the test.

Please contact Jakob Hasslöw if you would like to participate in the user testing and contribute to better accessibility support in authoring tools!