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Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance

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Pages: 696

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:7/24/2006 - friends of ED

By: Andrew Kirkpatrick, Richard Rutter, Christian Heilmann, Jim Thatcher, Cynthia Waddell

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 dont 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 youre 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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