What is your idea about?
There is already much information available on how to create accessible web pages in general. However, little of it deals with what you have to do in TYPO3. Even less is known about best practices.
In the existing documentation, some random information on accessibility is scattered throughout the official information: Search results for: accessibility
We want to write a guide on how to create accessible websites specifically with TYPO3, including frontend and backend configurations. To accomplish that, we’ll gather the experiences of the Accessibility Team and collect best practices from universities and public institutions that have highly accessible websites in TYPO3 already.
Accessibility is much more than just frontend rendering. The backend must be usable by editors with disabilities, and editors must enter content in a way that will be more accessible. To help with this, we will document relevant backend settings and features.
This resource will also serve to raise awareness of accessibility topics within the TYPO3 community.
What is the potential impact of your idea?
Accessibility is an important requirement for many government-owned website in many countries. TYPO3 is a strong tool for creating accessible websites. However, details on how to best create a state-of-the-art accessible website in TYPO3 is scarce and scattered.
A guide collecting best practices on accessibility can make the creation of accessible websites easier and therefore cheaper for government websites, universities, and many others. More institutions will use TYPO3 and join the TYPO3 Association. Having a section specific to accessibility in our documentation will help show TYPO3’s commitment to accessibility in general.
Who can / should implement your idea?
Lina Wolf and Paul Hansen
Approximate Funds needed
€5,000 - €10,000