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RE: Web Authoring Tools that are Both Accessible and Produce Accessible Content

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@webable.com>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 19:08:56 -0400
To: "David Sheehy" <dsheehy@mac.com>, "Gerald G. Weichbrodt" <gerald.g.weichbrodt@ived.gm.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LPBBLAFOCBGBPOEHHLNGAEJFCFAA.paciello@webable.com>
Correction -- Go Live 4.0 does not conform to WAI. The "report" is for a
future version. Go Live does support CSS and Alt text, but no accessibility
prompting or validation. There are issues around the accessibility of its
interface as well.

However, Adobe is committed to accessibility of Go Live, Acrobat and PDF as
well as other layered products it produces. All work in progress at this

- Mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of David Sheehy
> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 6:35 PM
> To: Gerald G. Weichbrodt; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Web Authoring Tools that are Both Accessible and Produce
> Accessible Content
> >Since there's been some discussion recently about Microsoft FrontPage and
> >accessibility issues concerning the pages it produces, I thought I'd ask
> >whether there are any reasonably powerful web authoring packages that are
> >both accessible and produce accessible content as a matter of
> course.  I'm
> >totally blind and am currently using FrontPage 98.  I find that I have to
> >manually add images and their Alt content in the HTML view that FrontPage
> >provides, but a lot of the other stuff is pretty
> keyboard-friendly.  Also, I
> >like knowing that, if I get stuck in adding something in WYSIWYG
> mode or in
> >seeing just exactly what I've done, I can easily hit Control+PageDown and
> >have a look at the HTML source code.  This goes a good way towards making
> >FrontPage a decent package for a blind person.
> Adobe Golive 5 is purported to conform to the WAI. It is slated for
> release any time now. Check it out at <http://www.adobe.com>. They
> are also implementing accessibility in Acrobat and PDF.
> Currently, I use Golive 4, and then run the output through HTML Tidy
> for Mac, using the XHTML 1.0 spec. Works well. I'm not sure how
> accessible the interface would be to the visually impaired, though.
> It has good source and "outline" editing modes.
> David
Received on Monday, 8 May 2000 19:06:14 UTC

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