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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User Review  - Murdocke23 - LibraryThing

A seminal book on promoting standards and accesibility in websites. Written in a somwhat caustic tone, but gets its points across with good examples and rebuttals to common excuses for practices that make the web hard for many to use. Read full review

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Beautifully typeset, but very outdated – it would really deserve a good update.

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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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