RichText Editor on AppleVis with Safari?
The rich text editor that we use on the site is called CKEditor. This was chosen because it is currently one of the most accessible for screen reader users. Unfortunately, this does not mean that it works with all combinations of browsers and screen readers <sigh>. That is why we have it set to disabled by default.
The CKEditor Accessibility Guide can be read here:
It gives some information on how to navigate and use the editor with a screen reader (although mostly for JAWS users).
I've just enabled our second choice of editor (TinyMCE), so when you next post to the site you will see an option labelled 'Input Format' just below the text field. You can use this to switch editors. I would be interested to know if you find TinyMCE any more accessible.
I'm using the Rich Text Editor right now, the one called CKEditor. The behavior is somewhat flaky, but it works fairly well. VoiceOver seems to echo characters that you enter regardless of punctuation settings, at least in my case, though you can use up and down arrow to review. VoiceOver also echoes the entire line when using command-left and right when jumping from start to end of a line, which isn't very traditional behavior. In any text area, VoiceOver behavior is usually to echo the word the cursor is on.
Incidentally, VoiceOver does not seem to report misspelled words or report the line correctly if you are not at the start of the line which has focus. VoiceOver also does not report deleted characters.
Using TinyMCeE, the behavior is very similar. This seems to be general issues here, and not any pertaining to the text editor itself. I'll bug this and probably use Applevis forums for reference, or if I can find a way to imbed both text editors elsewhere, give them a much cleaner sample of the page to avoid having to create user accounts unless you can post anonymously.
If you can work with the issues though, it's doable.