The Accessible Editor


Your website's not just designed for your audiences: it's designed for everyone. Which means it needs to be accessible to everyone.

Often, accessibility falls into the hands of back- and front-end developers. But just as important is the ongoing maintenance of content within the CMS - the headings and images and alt tags and simple verbiage used to communicate your brand's message: a message that deserves to be seen and heard by everyone.

In this talk, we will dive into what we can do as editors to help fuel more accessible websites, separating the code from the content and making clear the responsibilities we all have in making sure the web is a better place for everyone. We will cover things like:

  • Best practices for content accessibility - headings, images, links, and more
  • Understanding the place of plain language and writing for those with low literacy or English as a second language
  • Creating an editorial workflow that helps facilitate accessible content
  • Common testing tools and methods for keeping things real

Session Track

Content and Editorial

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 10:45 to 11:45
205C | Elevated Third