Many cultural Website developers in Canada are not familiar with accessibility guidelines or policies or do not see accessibility as a priority in the design of their site. Since most developers of complex Web sites use a content management system (CMS) to create and maintain their Web site, this offers an opening for accessibility. If the major CMS tools could be induced to implement accessible authoring as a naturally integrated part of the authoring process, rather than as an afterthought, authors, even those lacking knowledge or motivation regarding accessibility, would be more likely to creat accessible sites as a result of using the tool. The Inclusive Authoring Tool project, led by the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, will enhance a popular open source editor for CMSs, TinyMCE, so that it will help to guide and encourage developers to create accessible Web sites. The goal is to comply with the W3C WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-ATAG20-20041122/.
TinyMCE Interface encourages development of Accessible Web Sites
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Inclusive Authoring Tool