Content Management Systems that generate accessibility

With funding from the European Commission, Funka and CTIC will map which content management systems that are most used in the public sector in Europe and select a few of those to create better accessibility. The goal is that accessibility should be more integrated into the tools and that it should be generated automatically.

By looking at the most used systems as a starting point, we hope to get a good impact on the results of the project. The idea is to collaborate with a number of leading suppliers to develop prototypes and solutions that the rest of the market also can benefit from.

It will be very exciting to focus on content management systems, says Johan Kling, Head of Quality and Consultancy at Funka. This project has the potential to affect the entire market.

The purpose of the project is to stimulate the content management system market, so that suppliers realize that there is a high demand for accessible systems thanks to the Web Accessibility Directive. Providing an accessible tool is a significant competitive edge and by ensuring that some of the leading systems are pioneers, we hope for a big impact. It should be easy for web authors to publish accessible content without having specialized technical skills.

When content management systems have built-in support for accessibility, the new legislation could be implemented widely across Europe much quicker, says Susanna Laurin, CEO of Funka.

Everyone who is interested in the project is welcome to contact us for more information. In particular, we hope to hear from content management systems suppliers!

Funding: European Commission
Consortium: Funka (project manager), CTIC Foundation/W3C Office in Spain, The European Disability Forum (EDF), European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC), and European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN).
Period: May 2018 – October 2019.
Budget: 150 000 EURO


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