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Pre-GAAD event 19 May 2021 at 13:00-16:00 CET

Authoring tools with built-in accessibility!

In this online event, you will meet market leading authoring tool producers and accessibility experts who have joined forces to make sure web authors get better support when creating accessible content. We will demonstrate the exciting results from two EU-funded research projects, where brand new features for “accessibility by default” have been developed.

Agenda:

13:00-13:30 Accessibility by default - what’s the point?
In the first part of the event, a panel consisting of policy makers, end user representatives and web authors will discuss the current situation and the need for change.

Catherine Naughton. Photo

Catherine Naughton, Director, European Disability Forum

Axel Leblois. Photo

Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director of the UN initiative for digital inclusion, G3ict

13:30-14:00 Presentation of the Cluster features
The results of the We4Authors Cluster project will be presented, where ten features of built-in accessibility by default have been selected, prototyped, extensively user tested and now demonstrated. The features are currently being implemented in several authoring tools and are free for anyone to use.

14:00-14:15 Q&A
The presentation is followed by Q&A from the audience.

14:15-14:30 Coffee break

14.30-15:00 Presentation of the FEAT templates
The results of the FEAT project will be presented, where ten EpiServer templates with built-in accessibility by default have been selected, prototyped, extensively user tested and now demonstrated. The templates are directly implementable in EpiServer and any other templates-based authoring tool can re-use the code and/or be inspired by the innovations. The templates are free for anyone to use.

15:00-15:15 Q&A
The presentation is followed by Q&A from the audience.

15:15-15:55 The way forward
The event ends with a panel discussion with market leading authoring tool producers and providers, including:

  • Drupal
  • Plone
  • Sitevision
  • Joomla
  • Umbraco
  • TinyMCE
  • Optimizely (Episerver)

15.55-16:00 Wrap up and next steps

A Zoom link and information about how to participate in the webinar will be sent out on the same day as the webinar, shortly after 12.00 PM CET. Please check your spam folder if you have not received the email with the link.

The webinar is captioned.

The webinar is free of charge, but you do need to register.

Register for the webinar

Logos: Funka, Sitevision, Kitkoncept, Civic Actions, Tiny, Joomla, Nexer

Contact

Ewa Björk
ewa.bjork@funka.com

Cluster Partners

Funka logo
SiteVision logo
Kitconcept logo
CivicAction logo
Tiny logo
IAAP logo
JandBeyond e.V. (Joomla!) logo
Nexer logo

European Commission logo

If you would like more information about the project, don’t hesitate to contact us at
we4authors@funka.com

Follow the project on Twitter: #We4Authors

Funded by the European Commission

We4Authors Cluster has received funding from the European Commission’s Work Programme 2019 for Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the field of Communications Networks, Content and Technology.