The Accessibility Challenge

Making sure a site stays accessible once it’s been handed over to the client is often very difficult, even next to impossible. In The Accessibility Challenge, Kassia Krozser talks about some of the issues that make it hard for non-technical editors to produce accessible content.

Posted on February 3, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks


  1. I am jumping straight in without reading the article, but I will say that this is where Macromedia Contribute comes in to play with me.

    It’s a great way to introduce the idea of standards as whole, doing so in a MS Word like situation, you just have to know how to set it up for standards. A post to be had out of this maybe!

  2. February 3, 2005 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    I haven’t looked at Macromedia Contribute, but what you’re saying does sound interesting. Can it be used together with a CMS though? Is it practical when the client has multiple editors working on different (or the same) parts of a site? Hmm.. guess I’ll have to find the time to take a look.

  3. Contribute is used to edit “static” files. We use it for our college site, enabling non-webmasters to edit their own content with freedom, but within the limits of templates etc.

    So far it is a success, but it takes some setting up and careful access settings, particularly in an environment where users don’t use FTP to access the files. With FTP it is much easier.

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