CKEditor SDK

Accessibility Support and Keyboard Shortcuts Documentation

CKEditor is compliant with several accessibility standards, including WCAG, Section 508 and WAI-ARIA. It is easy to use in High Contrast Mode and with assisstive technologies like screen readers.

CKEditor also offers very good keyboard support which makes it accessible and usable at the same time. The entire user interface and all editor features are available through keyboard and most editor functions implement the key combinations that a user would naturally employ.

Accessibility Features

The Accessibility Support in CKEditor article explains CKEditor compliance with most important standards and supported platforms as well as gives an overview of some accessibility-related features that are implemented in CKEditor. You can test them in the editor instance below.

Additionally, check the new Accessibility Checker plugin introduced in CKEditor 4.6. It is an innovative tool that lets you inspect the content created in the editor and fix any accessibility issues that are found — often fully automatically.

Keyboard Support

A complete list of all supported keyboard shortcuts is available here. Meanwhile, you can try some of the following ideas to get a feel for using CKEditor with your keyboard:

The Accessibility Support dialog window is provided through the Accessibility Help plugin which by default is available in the Standard and Full distributions.

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