Constructing Accessible Web Sites

Author: Cynthia Waddell,Bob Regan,Shawn Lawton Henry,Michael R. Burks,Jim Thatcher,Mark D. Urban,Paul Bohman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430211164

Category: Computers

Page: 415

View: 6615

Ideal for anyone who owns or makes websites: from the freelance web professional to the corporate in-house design and development department, as well as all companies and government policy makers involved in the development and maintenance of web sites for their institutions, and organizations that provide web-based services to the public. Provides practical techniques for developing completely accessible web sites with a quick reference guide to accessible web site design. This book is for all Web professionals looking for an intuitive route to adding dynamic content from databases to their sites, assuming only HTML. No theory; no philosophy – just techniques and solutions. For web professionals creating.

Pro HTML5 Accessibility

Author: Joshue O Connor

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430241950

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 7359

Pro HTML5 Accessibility helps designers come to grips with building exciting, accessible and usable web sites and applications with HTML5. The book covers how to use HTML5 in order to serve the needs of people with disabilities and older persons using assistive technology (AT). It aims to be a useful ‘go-to’ guide, providing practical advice. It takes several approaches, including a look at the new semantics of HTML5 and how to combine its use with authoring practices you know from using earlier versions of HTML. It also demonstrates how HTML5 content is currently supported (or not) by assistive technologies such as screen readers, and what this means practically for accessibility in your web projects. The HTML5 specification is huge, with new APIs and patterns that can be difficult to understand. Accessibility can also seem complex and nuanced if you have no experience interacting with people with disabilities. This book walks you though the process of designing exciting user interfaces that can potentially be used by everyone, regardless of ability. Accessibility is really a quality design issue, and getting it right is often more a matter of approach than having sophisticated, cutting-edge tools at your disposal. This book will be your companion in your journey to understand both HTML5 and accessibility, as the author has many years of experience as a designer and web developer working directly with people with all types of disabilities. He has been involved with the development of HTML5 from an accessibility perspective for many years, as a member of the W3C WAI Protocols and Formats working group (which is responsible for ensuring W3C specifications are serving the needs of people with disabilities) as well as the HTML5 Working Group itself. Introduces the new HTML5 specification from an accessibility perspective Shows how incorporating accessibility into your interfaces using HTML5 can have benefits for all users Explains how HTML5 is currently supported by assistive technologies like screen readers, and how to work around these limitations when developing

Accessibility for Everybody

Understanding the Section 508 Accessibility Requirements

Author: John Mueller

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430207744

Category: Computers

Page: 531

View: 2608

In today's rapidly changing technological world, it is increasingly important that web and desktop applications be accessible to everyone, including those of us with special needs. However, the legal requirements for accessibility are often convoluted and diffucult to understand, making it impossible for most developers to comply with the laws. In the first book on the market to address the topic, Author John Paul Mueller leads you through the maze of Section 508—the congressional law ensuring that all Americans have access to information technology—and offers comprehensive guidance on how to quickly and easily update your applications to conform to Section 508 requirements. To begin, Mueller outlines the Section 508 requirements that are relevant to web and desktop application developers, and explains the laws in language you can understand. Using extensive and varied program examples, Mueller continues on to teach you to write web and desktop applications that not only conform to Section 508 standards, but look forward to ensure long-term universal accessibility for all types of computer users. Specific topics include writing accessible web applications and desktop applications using Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET, developing special application capabilities, using Microsoft and other third-party tools to develop accessible features, developing accessible scripting solutions, and more. The book even includes a directory of helpful organizations, agencies, and resources to help you with any further accessibility concerns you may have.

Accessibility Handbook

Making 508 Compliant Websites

Author: Katie Cunningham

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449322816

Category: Computers

Page: 100

View: 5481

Get practical guidelines for making your website accessible to people with disabilities. With this handbook, you’ll learn how to design or develop a site that conforms to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act—and in the process you’ll discover how to provide a better user experience for everyone. The Accessibility Handbook introduces you to several audiences that have difficulty using today’s complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. Learn how to support assistive technologies, and understand which fonts, colors, page layouts, and other design elements work best—without having to exclude advanced functions, hire outside help, or significantly increase overhead. Develop solutions that accommodate: Complete blindness. Create a logical document flow to support screen readers Low vision and color blindness. Optimize images and color schemes, and ensure your site enlarges gracefully Hearing impairment. Provide video captions and visual alerts for interactive features Physical disabilities. Make forms, popups, and navigation easier to use Cognitive disorders. Adapt fonts and text styles for dyslexic users, and design consistent, well-organized pages for people with ADHD

Universal Design for Web Applications

Web Applications That Reach Everyone

Author: Wendy Chisholm,Matt May

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596518730

Category: Computers

Page: 179

View: 4948

Describes how to use such standards-based technologies as XHTML, CSS, and Ajax to develop a variety of Web applications and devices.

Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy

Author: Jonathan Lazar,Daniel F. Goldstein,Anne Taylor

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128007109

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 7650

Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy provides readers with a must-have resource to digital accessibility from both a technical and policy perspective. Inaccessible digital interfaces and content often lead to forms of societal discrimination that may be illegal under various laws. This book is unique in that it provides a multi-disciplinary understanding of digital accessibility. The book discusses the history of accessible computing, an understanding of why digital accessibility is socially and legally important, and provides both technical details (interface standards, evaluation methods) and legal details (laws, lawsuits, and regulations). The book provides real-world examples throughout, highlighting organizations that are doing an effective job with providing equal access to digital information for people with disabilities. This isn’t a book strictly about interface design, nor is it a book strictly about law. For people who are charged with implementing accessible technology and content, this book will serve as a one-stop guide to understanding digital accessibility, offering an overview of current laws, regulations, technical standards, evaluation techniques, as well as best practices and suggestions for implementing solutions and monitoring for compliance. This combination of skills from the three authors—law, technical, and research, with experience in both corporate, government, and educational settings, is unique to this book, and does not exist in any other book about any aspect of IT accessibility. The authors’ combination of skills marks a unique and valuable perspective, and provides insider knowledge on current best practices, corporate policies, and technical instructions. Together, we can ensure that the world of digital information is open to all users. Learn about the societal and organizational benefits of making information technology accessible for people with disabilities Understand the interface guidelines, accessibility evaluation methods, and compliance monitoring techniques, needed to ensure accessible content and technology. Understand the various laws and regulations that require accessible technology Learn from case studies of organizations that are successfully implementing accessibility in their technologies and digital content

How to Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

Author: Luke McGrath

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326420755

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 8545

Learn ‘How to Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0′ I wrote this book to help you learn how to meet these important guidelines. You’ll find out how an accessible website can still be beautiful, successful and fun for your users. Taking each guideline in turn, you'll learn why it's important for users, the best way to comply, plus any tips and tricks to make your life easier. Web accessibility is an in-demand and growing skill for developers, and this book is designed to get you started, fast. "Of all the books and documents that discuss why and how to make websites more accessible, this is the one I use and recommend more than any other." – Martin Ansdell-Smith

A Web for Everyone

Designing Accessible User Experiences

Author: Sarah Horton,Whitney Quesenbery

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 193382039X

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 7766

If you are in charge of the user experience, development, or strategy for a web site, A Web for Everyone will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation. Rooted in universal design principles, this book provides solutions: practical advice and examples of how to create sites that everyone can use.
Technology & Engineering

Just Ask

Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design

Author: Shawn Lawton Henry


ISBN: 1430319526

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 177

View: 1899

* Improve your websites, software, hardware, and consumer products to make them more useful to more people in more situations. * Develop effective accessibility solutions efficiently. Learn: * The basics of including accessibility in design projects: - Shortcuts for involving people with disabilities in your project. - Tips for comfortable interaction with people with disabilities. * Details on accessibility in each phase of the user-centered design process (UCD): - Examples of including accessibility in user group profiles, personas, and scenarios. - Guidance on evaluating for accessibility through heuristic evaluation, design walkthroughs, and screening techniques. - Thorough coverage of planning, preparing for, conducting, analyzing, and reporting effective usability tests with participants with disabilities. - Questions to include in your recruiting screener. - Checklist for usability testing with participants with disabilities. Online at

Building Accessible Websites

Author: Joe Clark

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780735711501

Category: Computers

Page: 415

View: 4343

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.

The IT Regulatory and Standards Compliance Handbook

How to Survive Information Systems Audit and Assessments

Author: Craig S. Wright

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080560175

Category: Computers

Page: 750

View: 350

The IT Regulatory and Standards Compliance Handbook provides comprehensive methodology, enabling the staff charged with an IT security audit to create a sound framework, allowing them to meet the challenges of compliance in a way that aligns with both business and technical needs. This "roadmap" provides a way of interpreting complex, often confusing, compliance requirements within the larger scope of an organization's overall needs. The ulitmate guide to making an effective security policy and controls that enable monitoring and testing against them The most comprehensive IT compliance template available, giving detailed information on testing all your IT security, policy and governance requirements A guide to meeting the minimum standard, whether you are planning to meet ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HIPPA, FISCAM, COBIT or any other IT compliance requirement Both technical staff responsible for securing and auditing information systems and auditors who desire to demonstrate their technical expertise will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to apply basic risk analysis techniques and to conduct a technical audit of essential information systems from this book This technically based, practical guide to information systems audit and assessment will show how the process can be used to meet myriad compliance issues

DOM Scripting

Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model

Author: Jeremy Keith,Jeffrey Sambells

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430233907

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 5513

With this second edition of the popular DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model comes a modern revision to update best practices and guidelines. It includes full coverage of HTML5 in a new, dedicated chapter, and details on JavaScript libraries and how they can help your scripting. The book provides everything you'll need to start using JavaScript and the Document Object Model to enhance your web pages with client-side dynamic effects and user-controlled animation. It shows how JavaScript, HTML5, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) work together to create usable, standards-compliant web designs. We'll also cover cross-browser compatibility with DOM scripts and how to make sure they degrade gracefully when JavaScript isn't available. DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model focuses on JavaScript for adding dynamic effects and manipulating page structure on the fly using the Document Object Model. You'll start with a crash course in JavaScript and the DOM, then move on to several real-world examples that you'll build from scratch, including dynamic image galleries and dynamic menus. You'll also learn how to manipulate web page styles using the CSS DOM, and create markup on the fly. If you want to create websites that are beautiful, dynamic, accessible, and standards-compliant, this is the book for you!

A Guide to Insurance

Combining Governance, Compliance and Regulation

Author: Nigel Feetham,Robin Amos

Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd

ISBN: 1907444467

Category: Law

Page: 286

View: 2099

Insurance has become a highly specialized area, and understanding insurance requires an insight into the changing regulatory environment, as well as understanding what the challenges are that affect insurance companies. Author Nigel Feetham, a practicing lawyer and international insurance practitioner, examines the practice of insurance law as an issue of governance. He applies a practical approach to insurance regulatory law (both UK domestic and international) and provides a guide to current trends, markets, and policy choices facing governments and regulators. The book covers the way captives as well as open market insurers are regulated, how they operate, and what the potential issues are. It is written in a clear accessible manner for students who are now studying insurance law. A Guide to Insurance also includes a chapter written by Robin Amos on Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA), part of the Solvency II project which is planned to improve the prudential supervision of insurers in the European Union. Solvency II is expected to be in force on January 1, 2014.

Advanced Javascript

Author: Adjunct Professor Collin College Texas Chuck Easttom,Chuck Easttom

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449612776

Category: Computers

Page: 591

View: 339

Advanced JavaScript, Third Edition provides an in-depth examination of the most important features of JavaScript. Beginning with an overview of JavaScript, the book quickly moves into more advanced features needed for complex yet robust JavaScript scripts, such as objects, arrays, and date and time functions. Additionally, various features of JavaScript that are essential for modern web pages are discussed, including manipulating the status bar, creating dynamic calendars, and working with forms, images, and the Document Object Model. Numerous examples illustrate how to implement various techniques. Topics covered how to enhance your web pages with LED signs, banners, and images; implementing cookies to store and retrieve information; the structure of the Document Object Model and how it can be used to view, access, and change an HTML document; Security measures to protect private information while using the Internet.

Testing for EMC Compliance

Approaches and Techniques

Author: Mark I. Montrose,Edward M. Nakauchi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471644682

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 2141

The Keep It Simple (KISS) philosophy is the primary focus of this book. It is written in very simple language with minimal math, as a compilation of helpful EMI troubleshooting hints. Its light-hearted tone is at odds with the extreme seriousness of most engineering reference works that become boring after a few pages. This text tells engineers what to do and how to do it. Only a basic knowledge of math, electronics, and a basic understanding of EMI/EMC are necessary to understand the concepts and circuits described. Once EMC troubleshooting is demystified, readers learn there are quick and simple techniques to solve complicated problems a key aspect of this book. Simple and inexpensive methods to resolve EMI issues are discussed to help generate unique ideas and methods for developing additional diagnostic tools and measurement procedures. An appendix on how to build probes is included. It can be a fun activity, even humorous at times with bizarre techniques (i.e., the sticky finger probe).

Web Accessibility

Practical Advice for the Library and Information Professional

Author: Jenny Craven

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856046257

Category: Computers

Page: 168

View: 6879

With ever greater provision of resources in electronic formats, formal recognition is increasingly being given to the growing awareness within the information profession that it is a moral duty as well as a legal requirement to take every feasible step to ensure that no one is excluded from access to goods and services, including web-based information and resources. This timely book provides a practical introduction to web accessibility and usability specifically for information professionals, offering advice from a range of experts and experienced practitioners on the concerns relevant to library and information organizations. Contents include: tools used for widening access to the web Design for All - how web accessibility affects different people the importance of web accessibility accessibility advice and guidance accessibility evaluation and assessment issues for library and information services Design for All in the library and information science curriculum best practice examples of web accessibility web accessibility in the future. Although its main focus is on UK legislation and other requirements, many of the featured guidelines and recommendations are of an international nature, so are transferable to other countries. Readership: This approachable guide will enable information practitioners and students new to web accessibility to gain a good understanding of the issues involved in this vital area. The book can be used as a resource for developing staff training and awareness activities, or for developing course content. It will also be of value to website managers involved in web design and development who need to broaden a basic understanding of accessibility and usability issues.

Disabilities: Insights from across Fields and around the World [3 volumes]

Author: Martha E. Banks Ph.D.,Mariah S. Gover,Elizabeth Kendall,Catherine A. Marshall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313346054

Category: Psychology

Page: 954

View: 3164

In this three-volume set, experts from around the world spotlight the latest research on physical and psychological disabilities, as well as the social, legal, and political issues that come to bear on those people affected. These authors teach us what the disabilities are, how common they have become, what challenges people with disabilities face, what treatments are available, and whether new promising efforts for rehabilitation are on the horizon. We also learn, in these volumes, about social actions that have advanced human rights for people with disabilities in countries around the world. Yet, we learn that in these same countries, discriminatory actions against people with disabilities continue to occur. The impact of different cultural beliefs about disability are explored and these beliefs are juxtaposed against legislative responses. In all three volumes, people with disabilities share their personal narratives about events they have faced in society. They provide rich examples of how culture, social interactions, and legislation can impact on people.

Web Accessibility

A Foundation for Research

Author: Simon Harper,Yeliz Yesilada

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848000502

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 728

Covering key areas of evaluation and methodology, client-side applications, specialist and novel technologies, along with initial appraisals of disabilities, this important book provides comprehensive coverage of web accessibility. Written by leading experts in the field, it provides an overview of existing research and also looks at future developments, providing a much deeper insight than can be obtained through existing research libraries, aggregations, or search engines.

Head First HTML and CSS

A Learner's Guide to Creating Standards-Based Web Pages

Author: Elisabeth Robson,Eric Freeman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449324495

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 5746

Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up Head First HTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your web pages over time so they work in all browsers and mobile devices. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS. Learn the real secrets of creating web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet. With Head First HTML, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML and CSS into your brain in a way that sticks. So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.

The ADA Companion Guide

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)

Author: Marcela A. Rhoads

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470583924

Category: Architecture

Page: 382

View: 7367

The ultimate reference to the latest ADA and ABA AccessibilityGuidelines for Buildings and Facilities Architects, interior designers, engineers, facility managers,and related building professionals will find this to be a handyguide to the latest Americans with Disabilities ActAccessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), as published by the U.S.Access Board in the Federal Registry in 2004 and subsequentlyupdated. As this book went to press in 2010, the U.S. JusticeDepartment was expected to soon adopt the latest ADAAG, as coveredin this book. These guidelines have been revamped to offer more cohesivearchitectural guidance that improves the accessible design ofbuildings for individuals with special needs. Learn what theessentials of these revised guidelines are with this handyreference—what has changed, what hasn't, how to apply theguidelines, and what effect they will have on both the public andprivate sectors—with: An easy-to-use format that follows the same organization as theactual revised ADAAG, with the revised numbering system, updatedscoping, and technical provisions A chapter focused on the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), whichis specific to those dealing with federal buildings and facilitiesfunded by the federal government Special commentaries on crucial or hard-to-understand examples,with photographs that illustrate practical applications of theguidelines, written by an architect who is an accessibility expertthat consults regularly with design professionals, building owners,and facility managers The ADA Companion Guide combines the complete ADAAG andABA guidelines with explanations, commentary, and illustrations,offering easy-to-follow guidance on how to eliminate unnecessaryarchitectural barriers for persons with disabilities.