The We4Authors Cluster is bringing market leading authoring tools together to improve accessibility by default. The project is funded by the European Commission.
Based on a EU-funded pilot project called We4Authors, Funka and its partners will make a joint effort to increase the level of accessibility by default in web authoring tools. By sharing knowledge and experience as well as demonstrating how accessibility features can be built into different kind of tools, we hope to inspire the whole market, focusing on tools used by public sector agencies in the European member states.
The aim is to support web authors, mainly in the public sector, in publishing more accessible from the start. This way, persons with disabilities are included – and the public sector agencies are complying to the Web Accessibility Directive.
The research is funded by the European Commission and the successful accessibility features will be made public in a repository for the benefit of the community.
Based on user requirements, technical feasibility and potential impact, the consortium has chosen ten accessibility features for prototyping and testing. The ten solutions we are focusing on
The We4Authors Cluster project has been promoted in several publications and newsletters, but the partners also got the opportunity to discuss the potential of the research with our dear Friends ad AXSChat. The online discussion is over but you can still see the video interview. Mike, Timo and Susanna interviewed in AXSChat