Web Accessibility by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Christian Heilmann, Cynthia Waddell, Jim Thatcher, Richard Rutter
Web Accessibility by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Christian Heilmann, Cynthia Waddell, Jim Thatcher, Richard Rutter

Web Accessibility

Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Christian Heilmann, Cynthia Waddell, Jim Thatcher, Richard Rutter
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Description

The power of the Web lies in the fact that anyone and everyone can access it, and this should also extend to users with disabilities. Accessibility is about making websites accessible to those with aural, visual, or physical disabilities, or rather, constructing websites that don't exclude these people from accessing the content or services provided.


This isn't difficult to accomplish and doesn't require anything more than your normal tool set-HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, or whatever else. All you need to do is use these tools in the right way, and bear in mind the guidelines that exist to help you keep your websites accessible and the laws that enforce web accessibility around the world.


This book gives you all you need to know about web accessibility, whether you are a web designer or developer who wants your sites to be accessible, or a business manager who wants to learn what impact the web accessibility laws have on your websites.


After an overview of the accessibility law and guidelines, and a discussion about accessibility and its implementation in the enterprise, the book goes on to show how to implement accessible websites using a combination of concise references and easy-to-follow examples, covering:





Understanding assistive technologies
Creating accessible content using XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, Flash, and PDFs
Testing against WCAG (including 2.0) and Section 508
Retrofitting inaccessible sites where necessary


The book concludes with an in-depth analysis of accessibility law around the world. If you're concerned about the legal and moral implications of web accessibility, then this book is perfect for you. It is written by some of the world's experts on accessibility, leaving you in good hands.



Summary of Contents:






PART 1: THE IMPACT OF WEB ACCESSIBILITY



Chapter 1: Understanding Web Accessibility

Chapter 2: Overview of Law and Guidelines

Chapter 3: Implementing Accessibility in the Enterprise





PART 2: IMPLEMENTING ACCESSIBLE WEBSITES




Chapter 4: Overview of Accessible Technologies

Chapter 5: Assistive Technology: Screen Readers and Browsers

Chapter 6: Accessible Content

Chapter 7: Accessible Navigation

Chapter 8: Accessible Data Input

Chapter 9: CSS for Accessible Web Pages

Chapter 10: Accessible JavaScript

Chapter 11: Accessible Flash

Chapter 12: PDF Accessibility

Chapter 13: Accessibility Testing

Chapter 14: Introduction to WCAG 2.0

Chapter 15: Retrofitting Case Study: Redesign of a University Website




PART 3: ACCESSIBILITY LAW AND POLICY



Chapter 16: U.S. Web Accessibility Law in Depth

Chapter 17: Worldwide Accessibility Laws and Policies

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms

Appendix B: Guide to the Section 508 Standards for Electronic and Information Technology

Appendix C: Overview of PAS 78 Guide to Good Practice in Commissioning Accessible Websites






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