Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) Overview for Beginners
There is an overwhelming variety of authoring tools available today, CRMS, wikis, document authoring tools, and video production environments being just a few examples. Even non-web-based tools such as HTML editors are considered authoring tools, all because they’re capable of creating content for the web.
As a developer of authoring tools, you may not have realized that web accessibility also applies to you – this is where ATAG comes in.
In this beginners guide, we provide you with the basic details you need on Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines to help you avoid costly and unnecessary demand letters.
Support authors during the content creation process with accessible templates. Non-accessible templates should be clearly labeled
Make it easy for authors to manage alternative content such as images
Provide authors with the means to make existing content accessible
Guide authors in checking for and remediating accessibility issues
ATAG is important because it emphasizes accessibility right from the start of the development process.
The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines are changing the face of web content and tool development as we know it, ensuring authors with disabilities can participate equally in the content creation process.
By prioritizing accessibility from the start as a developer or organization, you can save yourself both time, and hassle and avoid potential lawsuits.
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