11 · Accessibility of Text Editors
Many of the sites that allow users to contribute text, images and other multimedia also provide an editor that allows users to change the look and feel of their text as they would in a wordprocesser application. The problem is that not all editors are accessible when using a keyboard or screen reader. TinyMCE and CKEditor are both reported to be working towards or complaint with the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). If a user cannot reach the editor with the use of the keyboard, then a plain text form should be offered.
Outcomes and Scores
This test has 5 possible outcomes.
|Fully accessible and usable.||100%|
|Partial accessibility with access to some tools, keyboard short cuts and possible if access keys are known.||67%|
|Tab into the editor and out again but no access to toolbar.||33%|
|Keyboard and screen reader inaccessible.||0%|
The results of this test are taken into account when calculating accessibility scores for the following disabilities.
The following technique may come in handy when running this test.