We4Authors - the pilot on web accessibility for web authoring tools, producers and communities project - has published its results.
The pilot project was made up of a series of focused initiatives with the most relevant and used liscensed and open source authoring tools in Europe's public sector. These initiatives foster and facilitate the incoperation of accessbility features as the default option in authoring tools.
Two of the main results are the production of guidelines for stakeholders and the publication of market analysis. The former resulted in three sets of guidlines, following the revelation from stakeholder workshops that there is a lack of competenance and understanding about accessiblity at all levels, from manager's understanding of the need for resources to a lack of interaction with end users with disablilities. Acess the three sets of guidelines here.
The market analysis was performed to ensure the project covers the most relevent and diverse authoring tools available in the EU's public sector. The analysis demonstrates the cultural and historical variation of prefered tools between members states, regions and agencies. Read more about the market analysis here.
Click here to read more about the project and its results.