Could your next authoring tool help improve accessibility?

Take the opportunity to learn more about built in accessibility in authoring tools and influence the market sharing your experiences!

Within the EU-funded project We4Authors, Funka, EDF, ERRIN and ANEC are inviting you to join one of our interactive and free of charge workshops in Brussels. The workshops are specifically designed to meet demands of three target audiences:

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

We4Authors is a 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 next step is to initiate a dialogue on how the future authoring tools can provide better support for accessibility by default.

Why should you participate?

End users with disabilities, potentially working as web authors, will learn about:

  • What to consider when choosing an authoring tool
  • What default accessibility features you can demand
  • Which authoring tools provide built in accessibility by default

Public sector body web professionals will learn about:

  • How your authoring tool can help you comply with the Web Accessibility Directive
  • How you can best procure an authoring tool for increased accessibility
  • Which authoring tools provide built in accessibility by default

CMS producers, suppliers and providers will learn about:

  • How you can improve the authoring tools and/or website templates you provide to comply with the Web Accessibility Directive requirements
  • New ideas and inspiration on built in accessibility features, from project results
  • Best accessibility practices from leading CMS used in public sector within the EU

As a participant, you can impact actual implementation of built in accessibility features and support in authoring tools. The workshops are interactive and discussion is encouraged. Your views are equally important for the success of the project, no matter if you are an end user, a web author, procurer or website owner in public sector or if you are from the industry providing authoring tools and websites.

During the workshops, Funka will present draft guidelines based on the results of the prototypes developed and tested in the project.  The guidelines are directed to each target group and will be refined based on workshop results.

Practical information
The workshops are free of charge but you need to register in advance. The number of seats is limited.

End user workshop

Date: 15th of October
Time: 11.00-16.00 including lunch and coffee
Venue: Microsoft Center, Rue Montoyer 51, Brussels
The workshop is co-hosted with the European Disability Forum, EDF
The venue is kindly provided by Microsoft
The venue is accessible, live captioning and international sign interpretation will be provided.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

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Public sector workshop

Date: 16th of October
Time: 11.00-16.00 including lunch and coffee
Venue: Embassy of Slovenia, Rue du Commerce 44, Brussels
The workshop is co-hosted with the European Regions Research and Innovation Network, ERRIN.
The venue is kindly provided by the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union.

The venue is accessible, please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

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Industry and standardisation workshop

Date: 17th of October
Time: 11.00-16.00 including lunch and coffee
Venue: Nordic House, Rue du Luxembourg 3, Brussels
The workshop is co-hosted with the European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation, ANEC
The venue is kindly provided by the region of Skåne, Sweden

The venue is accessible, please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

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