I am posting this on behalf of the editor team here at Telerik.

It has been a really great experience to work with the folks at the Royal National Institute of the Blind People (RNIB) and Content and Code. The folks at RNIB helped us a lot to improve the accessible feature set of RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX and we are very happy with the results. We are proud to be the chosen component vendor for an accessible HTML editor.

The required changes to the editor client code were not difficult and added the needed features for blind and partially sighted people. Some of the differences from the default editor are:

  • adding shortcuts for the basic editor functions (activate content area, activate toolbar, use Alt-F4 to close editor dialogs, etc.)
  • changes to editor tools (e.g. insert table) to make them accessible
  • using standard browser windows to help screen readers (e.g. JAWS).
  • changing some of the editor dialogs (e.g. image manager) to be easily readable and require only keyboard for navigation.
For more information, check out the resources bellow:

See video

See demo with RadEditor


About the Author

Iana Tsolova

is Product Manager at Telerik’s DevTools division. She joined the company back in the beginning of 2008 as a Support Officer and has since occupied various positions at Telerik, including Senior Support Officer, Team Lead at one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and Technical Support Director. Iana’s main interests are web development, reading articles related to geography, wild nature and latest renewable energy technologies.

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