Table of contents
- What is Section 508 Compliance?
- What are Some Important Froala's 508 Compliant Features?
- Does Froala Include Sufficient Information about a User Interface Element?
- Does Froala Display Textual Information Through Operating System Functions for Displaying Text?
- Is Froala Accessible When Used Within a Form?
- Do End Users Have Access to Description of the Accessibility and Compatibility Features of Froala?
- Where Can I Learn More about Froala and Its Accessibility Features?
Accessibility is an important aspect of software design and the organization of digital content. It means that all users can interact, understand and work with the web, online services, and other media related to information technology. A disability, whether physical or mental, should not be a hindrance to a user’s right to access information or contribute to the digital world.
What is Section 508 Compliance?
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehab Act) is a US federal statute that forbids discrimination against disabled people in all federally funded institutions. This statute recognizes disabled people as a minority group and entitles them to equal opportunities and treatment. The Rehabilitation Act later incorporated Section 508 to meet the technology needs of people with impairments. Section 508 and its later updates apply to all federal agencies and departments and require compliance with respect to modern technologies like the web, online services, and mobile phones.
The guidelines set out by Section 508 ensure that people with disabilities get equal access to websites, digital content, and other online services. This calls out to information technology product designers and developers to include particular accessibility features in the software they create.
- Software applications and operating systems
- Web-based intranet and internet information and applications
- Self-contained, closed products
- Functional Performance Criteria
- Information, Documentation, and Support
What are Some Important Froala’s 508 Compliant Features?
Users of Froala Editor can easily interact with it using a keyboard. Moreover, the most important features are accessible through keyboard shortcuts, a list with all of them being available straight from the toolbar.
Does Froala Include Sufficient Information about a User Interface Element?
Froala Editor interface elements convey identity, operation, and state through WAI-ARIA bindings. Also, every image element has an “alt” attribute.
Does Froala Display Textual Information Through Operating System Functions for Displaying Text?
Again yes! Users can edit and create HTML documents with Froala Editor in high contrast mode in a relevant browser. Additionally, users can activate their own stylesheets if they wish. Froala does not override user-selected contrast and color selections and other individual display attributes.
Indeed yes! Keeping the accessibility guideline in view, when Froala’s editor displays even a small piece of information to its users, it conveys it not just through color but also through its textual counterpart.
Is Froala Accessible When Used Within a Form?
When users edit or create HTML documents with Froala within a form, they have several options for accessing it. Froala’s interface keeps in view the needs of people using assistive technologies. Users have the option of using the tab button to navigate through it. Moreover, users can use the enter button to submit the form. Additionally, screen readers can read its content properly and accurately.
One of the guidelines in Section 508 states that documents should be organized so that they can be read without the use of any stylesheets. The developers of Froala have kept this accessibility requirement in mind and designed it so that users can use Froala Editor with no stylesheet or use their own stylesheets.
Users of Froala Editor can fully access it with a keyboard. Additionally, users have access to the most significant functionalities through keyboard shortcuts. Users can find these shortcuts in a list on the toolbar. Moreover, they can reach the editor toolbar by pressing ALT+F10 on the keyboard and then using the TAB key to navigate different icons.
Do End Users Have Access to Description of the Accessibility and Compatibility Features of Froala?
Yes, indeed! At Froala, our top priority is to meet the needs of all clients and users. Description of the Froala’s accessibility and compatibility features of products is available in PDF format upon request, at no additional charge.
Where Can I Learn More about Froala and Its Accessibility Features?
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Mehreen Saeeda former writer for Froala, showcased exceptional talent and dedication during their tenure with the company.