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How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility


How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility

 Helps authors create compelling web content and streamline editing process  Creates websites accessible to people with disabilities  Expands online audience substantially, improve audience branding and providing protection against legal action  Although creating accessible websites seems like every company would do, accomplishments in US and globally have been less than impressive  The process remains difficult, even with advanced JAVA HTML text editor technologies


How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility

The Growing Need for Web Accessibility  Numbers indicate an urgent need for web accessibility to become much more prolific  In US, 20% of the population requires assistive technologies to access web pages  In addition World Health Organization estimates 15% of people around the world live with disability  Numbers will only get bigger according to US Department of Labor


How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility

How is Web Accessibility Being Addressed Globally?  Advocacy groups for people with disabilities have pushed for global legislation  In 2006 General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). CRPD was signed by more than 153 countries and became an international law  CRPD covers a broad scope by recognizing the importance of accessibility for disabled persons to the physical, social, economic and cultural environment


How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility

How Java HTML Text Editors Help  Using HTML text editor with advanced accessibility capabilities can extend a business audience. Tools can help company comply with regulations  Advanced Java HTML text editors:  Offer built in accessibility tools  Can easily locate and correct compliance issues before content goes live  Address accessibility compliance issues right as authors type and before they publish content

 Java HTML text editor’s interface must be compatible with assistive technologies, such as screen readers


How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility

Developing Future Guidelines for Web Accessibility  Legislation been put into place in many developed countries over several decades to prevent discrimination against disabled people  A global trend exists for countries to adopt the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)  In 2008 the guidelines include accessibility for disabled people, guidelines have the added benefit of creating interoperability among mobile devices and smart phones


How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility

Developing Future Guidelines for Web Accessibility  Websites are being accessed on mobile phones and are used exclusively in emerging countries where no fixed communications infrastructure exists  Accessibility for everyone is imperative  Developers and web authors need to understand how to expand their audience and allow all people including disabled, the opportunity to access a website  Java HTML text editors will continue to evolve as valuable tools in the content creation process


About the Author  Tom Smith is VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Ephox Corporation, a fast-growing software company focused on delivering content performance solutions for developers, marketers, authors and web production teams. Learn more about our Java HTML Text Editor by visiting http://ephox.com/.


How Java HTML Text Editors Impact Web Accessibility