Accessibility is an essential part of an inclusive user experience. Improving accessibility by removing barriers will also simplify the usage of TYPO3.
There are three parts we need to have in mind:
- Deliver an accessible website (frontend rendering)
- Support the editors in creating accessible content
- Provide an accessible user interface for authoring the content
Delivering an accessible website is already possible with TYPO3. We want to improve and update the default rendering. Our main focus is to improve the parts “editor support” and “accessible authoring tools”. To support editors, information on accessibility issues should be given on editing elements (e.g. missing alternative texts for images and information on how an alternative text should look like). Editors need to be aware of accessibility and are currently not guided in creating accessible websites. The user interface of the authoring tool (TYPO3 backend) is not accessible. A first focus can be set on keyboard interaction, but the design (e.g. contrasts) and consistent usage of interactive elements (e.g. checkbox vs. toggle vs. radiobutton) needs to be in focus, too.