If you’re a web writer or author that uses visual editors to create content for the web, you’ll want to attend the Equal Access to Software & Information (EASI) free webinar, A11yFirst Project or Accessible Authoring, on April 26, 2018.
The webinar is helpful to anyone who:
- Publishes content on the web
- Is non-technical and knows little about web accessibility
- Wants to learn how to create accessible content that everyone can use
A11yFirst Project or Accessible Authoring
Funded by the University of Illinois Library Innovation fund, the goal of the A11yFirst project is to provide a rich-text authoring environment using the CKEditor that supports accessibility by default.
Using A11yFirst, website authors will be able to write content in a content management system like WordPress or Drupal, without having to know about current accessibility standards or the technology that makes their content accessible.
For the webinar, EASI will host Dr. Jon Gunderson, one of the two A11yFirst project leaders at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
Gundersen will discuss the project, progress of the plugins, and demo how A11yFirst works.
The free webinar will be held April 26, 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Register online by submitting your name and email address.
I’ve attended dozens of EASI accessibility webinars over the past eight years, they’re always worthwhile. I always walk away with new techniques to implement and resources to reference.
Personally, I’m excited to learn more about A11yFirst and when it might be available commercially.
I plan to attend the webinar, hope you’ll join me!