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October 17, 2013 15:53 ET

Ephox's Tom L. Smith to Present at Accessing Higher Ground's Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference in Westminster, CO

Attendees to Learn How to Achieve Web Accessibility Compliance More Quickly With Website Authoring Tools

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - October 17, 2013) - Ensuring website content is both accessible to people with disabilities and compliant with the latest Web Accessibility Content Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and U.S. Section 508 standards is a time consuming process. To learn how to help web content authors achieve accessibility compliance more quickly with web authoring tools, join Ephox's accessibility expert Tom L. Smith for a discussion on Nov. 6 at the 16th Annual Accessing Higher Ground "Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference" in Westminster, CO.

During the 1-hour breakout session entitled, "Accessibility Authoring Tools to Achieve Compliance More Quickly," Smith will share how companies are streamlining the web content production process using as-you-type authoring tools.

"In most organizations, web accessibility is not checked or audited until after content is already published, therefore wasting time and duplicating effort," said presenter Tom L. Smith, Ephox Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "Using Ephox's EditLive! advanced rich text editing tool, web content authors can make accessibility edits and correct errors while they type. Accessibility as-you-type checking is as easy as spell checking!"

At the 2:15 p.m. session, Smith will demonstrate how the EditLive! rich text editing tool allows content authors to keep web text, images and tables compliant, during the writing and editing process, in adherence with the WCAG 2.0 and U.S. Section 508 guidelines.

Attendees will also learn about:

  • Global accessibility trends and considerations.
  • Challenges in creating accessible web content.
  • Automating accessibility compliance during the web editing process (not after).
  • Increasing web author productivity.
  • Improving search engine optimization by creating accessible content.

View the session summary here.

To register for the Nov. 6-8 event, visit the Accessing Higher Ground website. This event is presented and hosted by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

About Accessing Higher Ground
Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting. Other topic areas cover legal and policy issues, including ADA and Section 508 compliance. Accessing Higher Ground is conducted in collaboration with Access Technology in Higher Education (ATHEN) whose purpose is to collect and disseminate best practices in access technology in the higher education environment as well as present a collective voice for the professional practice of access technology in higher education. For more information, visit the Accessing Higher Ground website.

About Ephox
Used by millions of developers and authors worldwide, Ephox's EditLive! rich text editing software improves web content production by increasing the productivity of authors and the quality of web content produced. The company's technology is licensed by leading software companies including IBM, EMC, OpenText and Percussion. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter, or like our Facebook page.

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