At Ephox we believe that making EditLive the best HTML editor available means more than just creating a Word-like editing experience. It means embracing the spirit of openness and equality that the web brings with it. That’s why we have invested in delivering accessibility functionality in EditLive!.
Ephox EditLive!’s accessibility as-you-type enables authors to understand some of the challenges faced by users with impairments. Importantly it provides authors with the ability to address accessibility compliance issues before their content is published. As you type, accessibility check makes it easy for you to notice things like images missing alternative text, inaccessible tables and other accessibility issues in the content.
These common errors are easily injected into a web site by contributors several times every day. Before long these simple content errors proliferate a web site and making a site accessible becomes incredibly difficult and time consuming. EditLive!’s accessibility functionality addresses this by empowering authors to recognize these errors and fix them immediately, before content is published.
One of the key features that makes EditLive! the best HTML editor for creating accessible content is its Table Accessibility Wizard and table sizing tools. Until EditLive!, creating accessible tables was a laborious chore. Now, EditLive!’s advanced features let you create accessible tables in a snap. For example, the convert to percentage widths creates relative-sized tables with just one click. And, the table accessibility inspector and wizard work together to help users apply the proper header and data cell relationships via a simple selection interface.
EditLive! also provides comprehensive accessibility reporting on content. This capability inspects your content and provides a report on accessibility errors and manual accessibility checks for both WCAG and Section 508 guidelines.
Finally, it’s also important to have an accessibility compliant interface – one that can be operated with the keyboard alone and compatible with screen readers. EditLive!’s interface delivers this and is compatible with assistive technologies such as the popular JAWS screen reader from Freedom Scientific.