[Typo3] accessibility and typo3
erik at linnearad.no
Thu Dec 1 12:34:10 CET 2005
> Hi everybody!!
> What do you know about accessibility and Typo3?
> I'm italian and I'm studying Typo3 because I'll graduating in
> telecommunication engineering in 16 of December.
> Do you know if typo3 changes something in coding when I install an
At first check this paper from the TYCON3 conference "A practical approach
to creating accessible websites with TYPO3" http://tycon3.typo3.org/speakers.html.
And it's possible to make sites accessible with TYPO3. Not straight out of
the box, but with using the extensions made for accessebility. You also need
to make new templates for some other extensions, and even do some small changes
in code or TS. Some extensions are more difficult to change, depending on
how they are made. Extensions with a separate template (html or tmpl), are
quite easy to make accessible.
Yes, TYPO3 change the output coding when you install an extension, but only
for the part of the page where the extension makes output. But if the extensions
template are coded with accessebility in mind, it's not a problem.
But as you see if you look at my company pages (link under my name), the
frontpage should get WAI-AAA (tested with Cyntia Says). Not every page is
I'm using TV to map the HTML-template, and the extensions CSS styled IMGtext,
Gov textmenu, Accessible Menus and Accessibility Glossary to help making
Hope this give you something to start with.
I suppose the version 4.0 of TYPO3 will be better, because the rendering
of HTML will be better.
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