Building Accessible Websites

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New Riders Pub., 2003 - Computers - 415 pages
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Using a strategic approach to the issues in a journalistic style, this book will be a foundation for how people think about this issue going forward-the first book people would read on the topic, before delving into the minutiae of the moment.

With lawsuits and human-rights complaints proliferating, and with simple awareness of accessibility percolating through the industry, soon it will be hard to find a web shop that won't be producing accessible sites, whether it presently has the experience and know-how or not. Government mandates, lawsuits from disability groups, more non-English speaking web users, and an increasing population of Web-enabled devices make this a vital topic.

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Beautifully typeset, but very outdated it would really deserve a good update.

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User Review  - Miguel Frias - Goodreads

This book covers several useful topics related to accessibility but in a very tedious way. Summary: - Use alt and title in all media elements like img, object, applet (does anyone still use it?), or any other thing, including inputs. - Use HTML property: accesskey. - Use HTML property: accesstab Read full review

About the author (2003)

Toronto journalist and accessibility consultant Joe Clark's 20-year obsession with accessibility dates back to a fateful winter night in the mid-'70s when he stumbled across a captioned TV show. Clark bolsters his portfolio of nearly 400 published articles with a strong background in graphic design and over ten years of experience online.

He writes, programs, and designs web sites from scratch. Dubbed "the king of closed captions" by the Atlantic Monthly, Clark also consults with clients to improve the quality and quantity of accessible sites, video, cinema, and television.

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