Key results from stakeholder workshops

This October, three target audiences have had the opportunity to learn more about built in accessibility in authoring tools and influence the market sharing experiences.

Within the EU-funded project We4Authors, Funka, EDF, ERRIN and ANEC invited end users, public sector agencies, industry and standardisation bodies to join a series of interactive and free of charge workshops in Brussels. The workshops were specifically designed to meet demands of three target audiences:

  • October 15th the perspective of end users with disabilities was in focus (co-host: EDF)
  • October 16th web professionals from public sector were invited (co-host: ERRIN)
  • October 17th we welcomed CMS producers, suppliers and providers as well as standardisation experts (co-host: ANEC)

We4Authors is an EU-funded research project lead by Funka, partnering with CTIC. We have mapped the most popular authoring tools in the public sector throughout the EU and tested them when it comes to built in accessibility features and support for web authors to comply with the Web Accessibility Directive. The workshops were designed to initiate a dialogue on how the future authoring tools can provide better support for accessibility by default.

Outcomes of the workshops

During the workshops, Funka presented project results and the draft guidelines based on prototypes developed and tested in the project. Participants in the workshops discussed needs, challenges and possible solutions and Funka gathered the information. The outcomes of the workshops will feed into the project and be presented here on the project website, sent to workshops participants and reported to the European Commission.

We would like to thank participants and co-hosts for three inspirational and interesting days!

Presentation from the workshops

We4Authors Workshop (powerpoint), opens in new window

This presentation was shown at the workshops in Brussels. It is made for presentation purposes and can be difficult to handle with assistive technology. If you prefer to have the content in another format, please let us know and we will provide an accessible PDF-file for you.

Video clips and transcript from the workshop with end users

Microsoft have kindly provided video clips from the end user workshop held in their premises.

Please, note that these video clips are not captioned.

The captioning transcript, funded by the project, is provided separately below.

Part one, covering the introduction of Funka and the presentation of We4Authors project, made by Susanna Laurin (999 Mb), opens in new window

Part two, covering the continuation of We4Authors project’s presentation including the project results (999 Mb), opens in new window

Part three, covering the Q&A session about the project results (473 Mb), opens in new window

Part four, covering the reporting from the round table discussions (999 Mb), opens in new window

Part five, covering the presentation and discussions about the guidelines (999 Mb), opens in new window

Part six, covering the continuation of the presentation and discussions about the guidelines (999 Mb), opens in new window

Part seven, covering the final Q&A session and the summary of the workshop (663 Mb), opens in new window

End users - Live captioning transcript, opens in new window

Welcome message in sign language (captioned)

Member of Parliament Adam Kosa bids welcome to the workshops in sign language.