RadEditor is compliant with "Section 508" and Level AAA of the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines.
This example demonstrates the new AccessibleRadEditor control.
The control offers an accessible UI, which is easier to navigate for blind or partially
sighted people. The differences from the normal RadEditor control
are mainly in the editor toolbar and the Image Manager dialog. For more specific
information, see the list below.
An accessibility compliance check is included at the end of the editor toolbar.
The check is performed using HiSoftware's Compliance Sheriff tool.
To use this feature on your web application, you
will need to register on HiSoftware's web site and get an API Key.
F10 moves the focus from the edit area to the first toolbar button (standard MS Word shortcut).
Shift + Tab moves the focus from the edit area to the last toolbar
button (standard MS Word shortcut).
Ctrl + Shift + T runs the TableWizard
dialog which provides many table options.
Ctrl + H the Help dialog.
Alt + Heading weight to add different heading. For example,
Alt + 2 is a shortcut for Heading 2.
Ctrl + Shift + N the Help dialog.
- TAB enabled for navigation through the web page
- Standard browser dialogs instead of RadWindow are used in order to allow screen readers such as JAWS to work better
- A new tool is added at the first position in the toolbar and when pressed it moves the cursor into the edit area
- Labels are added for select elements which makes them easily and better readable by screen readers (e.g JAWS)
- The standard file explorer control in the Image Manager is replaced by a more accessible
version using simple dropdowns and listboxes for browsing the files on the server.
The demonstrated AccessibleRadEditor has a limited set of tools focused on
basic editing functionality but it still provides a lot of flexibility (tables,
headings, images, etc).