Accessibility - Create accessible web pages

Ergonomic websites, accessible websites, disability-friendly websites, usability, accessibility… the fact that there are so many terms for and discussions concerning something which is essentially self-evident, i.e. for the desire to have a World Wide web open to all people, may be of a surprise. Above all because the web was always designed as a universally accessible information platform. This also means that web developers should arrange websites in a manner which makes surfing the net easier for people with mental and physical disabilities, instead of preventing them from doing it. How can support you in this?

First of all is important to note that accessible web design does not only begin in the implementation in a Content Management System, but beforehand. From the conception and the screen design up to the static draft (prototype), it is necessary to sniff out and avoid obstacles in each step. can therefore not promise to produce accessible websites. But the nice thing is: also supplies no reason to produce pages containing obstacles!

What exactly is that called? offers you complete freedom with the structure of information architecture, with the templating and with the entering of contents . You can transfer whatever you drafted in the static draft exactly as it is into the system– without restrictions! This means: Whatever was accessible beforehand, remains accessible.

A website is admittedly a living object; pages are changed or deleted, new ones are added. A Content Management System with the desire to make the development of accessible websites possible also has to support the accessible entering of content . offers some means of assistance regarding this, including:

  • The entry of equivalent contents for audio and/or visual content (for example graphics or Flash films) is provided for.
  • Nested tables are not permitted in the standard setting.
  • The glossary function makes it possible to describe difficult words and technical terms directly.
  • The highlighting of language changes is possible.
  • The free text editor has a large number of elements (including abbreviations, document modifications) making it possible to semantically distinguish texts in a precise manner.