Web Accessibility

Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Author: Richard Rutter,Patrick H. Lauke,Cynthia Waddell,Jim Thatcher,Shawn Lawton Henry,Bruce Lawson,Andrew Kirkpatrick,Christian Heilmann,Michael R. Burks,Bob Regan,Mark Urban

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430201885

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 8672

Web accessibility not just morally sound – there are legal obligations as well Very large potential audience, consisting of web developers and business managers Very little competition to this book

Web Accessibility

Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Author: Jim Thatcher,Richard Rutter,Patrick H. Lauke,Cynthia Waddell,Shawn Lawton Henry,Bruce Lawson,Andrew Kirkpatrick,Christian Heilmann,Michael R. Burks,Bob Regan,Mark Urban

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 1430201886

Category: Computers

Page: 744

View: 7399

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 don’t 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 the impact of web accessibility laws 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 you’re 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.

Web Accessibility

Practical Advice for the Library and Information Professional

Author: Jenny Craven

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856046257

Category: Computers

Page: 168

View: 4081

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: 7092

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.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Barrierefreie Informationssysteme

Zugänglichkeit für Menschen mit Behinderung in Theorie und Praxis

Author: Friederike Kerkmann,Dirk Lewandowski

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110337290

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

View: 9085

In an era in which social integration is increasingly predicated on digital participation, barrier-free access to the Internet and key information systems has become vital for equal participation in social life. This volume presents the basic theory and practice of designing barrier-free information systems, which are a key element of an inclusive information society.

Web Accessibility

A Foundation for Research

Author: Simon Harper,Yeliz Yesilada

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848000502

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 2194

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.

Homepage Usability

50 enttarnte Websites

Author: Jakob Nielsen,Marie Tahir

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827268471


Page: 310

View: 2624


Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Author: Jon Duckett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118057325

Category: Computers

Page: 864

View: 4418

An indispensable introductory guide to creating web pages using the most up-to-date standards This beginner guide shows you how to use XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create compelling Web sites. While learning these technologies, you will discover coding practices such as writing code that works on multiple browsers including mobile devices, how to use AJAX frameworks to add interactivity to your pages, and how to ensure your pages meet accessible requirements. Packed with real-world examples, the book not only teaches you how to write Web sites using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript, but it also teaches you design principles that help you create attractive web sites and practical advice on how to make web pages more usable. In addition, special checklists and appendices review key topics and provide helpful references that re-enforce the basics you've learned. Serves as an ideal beginners guide to writing web pages using XHTML Explains how to use CSS to make pages more appealing and add interactivity to pages using JavaScript and AJAX frameworks Share advice on design principles and how to make pages more attractive and offers practical help with usability and accessibility Features checklists and appendices that review key topics This introductory guide is essential reading for getting started with using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript to create exciting and compelling Web sites. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Disabilities: Responses : practice, legal, and political frameworks

Author: Catherine A. Marshall

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313346101

Category: Disabilities

Page: 339

View: 6820

This set is an unprecedented presentation of the experience, perception, and treatment of people with physical and psychological disabilities in nations around the globe.


Author: John P. J. Pinel,Paul Pauli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868941456


Page: 622

View: 437


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: 9033

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

Web-based Education

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Author: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 1615209638

Category: Computers

Page: 1905

View: 9158

"This comprehensive collection offers a compendium of research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of online learning technologies, addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation and management of Web-based applications and communities, instructional design, personalized learning environments, and effective educational delivery"--Provided by publisher.
Communication devices for people with disabilities


proceedings of the Ninth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility : Tempe, Arizona, USA, October 15-17, 2007

Author: Association for Computing Machinery. Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595935731

Category: Communication devices for people with disabilities

Page: 269

View: 1308


HCI Beyond the GUI

Design for Haptic, Speech, Olfactory and Other Nontraditional Interfaces

Author: Philip Kortum

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann


Category: Computers

Page: 462

View: 7578

As technology expands and evolves, one-dimensional, graphical user interface (GUI) design becomes increasingly limiting and simplistic. Designers must meet the challenge of developing new and creative interfaces that adapt to meet human needs and technological trends. HCI Beyond the GUI provides designers with this know how by exploring new ways to reach users that involve all of the human senses. Dr. Kortum gathers contributions from leading human factors designers to present a single reference for professionals, researchers, and students. • Explores the human factors involved in the design and implementation of the nontraditional interfaces, detailing design strategies, testing methodologies, and implementation techniques • Provides an invaluable resource for practitioners who design interfaces for children, gamers and users with accessibility needs • Offers extensive case studies, examples and design guidelines
International relations

Bibliographie Mensuelle

Author: United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

Page: N.A

View: 6775

Web Usability

Rocket Surgery Made Easy

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827329745


Page: 183

View: 5736

Business & Economics

eDemocracy & eGovernment

Entwicklungsstufen einer demokratischen Wissensgesellschaft

Author: Andreas Meier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642001300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 9365

Die Autoren systematisieren die Internetnutzung durch Verwaltung und Politik anhand von Prozessbereichen wie eAssistance (Portale, Zugang für alle, Qualitätssicherung), eProcurement (elektronische Beschaffung, Public Offering) u. a. Neben den Grundlagen von eDemocracy und eGovernment stellen sie Fallstudien aus Verwaltungs- und Forschungsinstitutionen vor. Das Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften sowie allgemein an Leser, die sich mit digitalen Partizipationsoptionen in der Wissensgesellschaft beschäftigen.