Constructing Accessible Web Sites

Constructing Accessible Web Sites

by THATCHER, Shawn Henry, Paul Bohman, Michael Burks
     
 
Accessibility is about making a website 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 being provided.The purpose of this book is to enable web professionals to create and retrofit accessible websites quickly and easily. It includes discussion of

Overview

Accessibility is about making a website 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 being provided.The purpose of this book is to enable web professionals to create and retrofit accessible websites quickly and easily. It includes discussion of the technologies and techniques that are used to access websites, and the legal stipulations and precedents that exist in the US and around the world. The main body of the book is devoted to the business of making websites and their content accessible: testing techniques, web development tools, and advanced techniques. The book concludes with a quick reference checklist for creating accessible websites. This is a practical book with lots of step-by-step examples, supported with a Section 508 checklist enabling developers to refer to the book as they work as well as a complete list of accessibility testing and approval sites. What's great about this book? It will teach you how to make your content accessible to people with disabilities Explains in detail how to test sites for accessibility issues It teaches you how to use a wide range of accessibility tools effectively You'll learn how to make your web site fully section 508 compliant Includes a detailed coverage of accessibility law, and is full of practical examples Includes tutorial on accessible authoring with Flash MX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904151005
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.04(d)

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