The Challenge Of Accessibility When Tim Berners Lee Created The Web, He Had Some Very Specific Goals In Mind Certainly, Creating A Technology That Allowed The Sharing Of Information Was A Main Part Of That Goal, But An Interesting Piece Of Berners Lee S Vision Has Always Had To Do With The Human Side Of The Web After All, It S Not Machines That Use The Web, But People Accessibility Has Become A Hot Topic In Web Design, Despite The Fact That It Has Always Been A Part Of The Original Vision In A Broad Sense, Accessibility Simply Means Ensuring That A Given Page On The Web Is Able To Be Accessed Accessibility Is Not About Disability Rather, It S About People Getting To The Shared Information That The Vision Of The Web Has Made Manifest There Has Also Been A Lot Said About How Accessibility Relates To Web Standards And Vice Versa Realistically, Accessibility Relies On Aspects Of Related Web Standards, But Has In Fact Become A Science, Art, And Practice Of Its Own It S A Deep Specialty, And One That Is Highly Problematic, As What Might Make A Page Accessible To One Person Could Conceivably Render It Inaccessible To Another. This is the ultimate reference when it comes to accessibility for impaired users There are essentially three main sections 1 understanding accessibility pretty dull for me 2 overview of accessible technologies and how to awesome material, 100% useful 3 in depth law section pertaining mainly to US legislation, but mentions of other countries are included as well.Each chapter was written by a different person and can be read separately Some of them are better, some are worse those usually read like technical reports The book is full to the brim with information useful both for developers and managers, but some examples
This book was informative and a worthwhile read even five years after it was originally published That said, it is sorely in need of an update to reflect current web standards, guidelines, and trends I d love to give it five stars because, with some adjustment, mu
This book covers all the types of web components and clearly explains how to make these accessible This book helps to bring everything together about web accessibility into one book, and explain this information to me in a manner I can understand. Like most books on Internet or computing based subject this book did suffer from parts of it being out of date before I had even got around to reading it.The bits that weren t though were highly useful and informative.Written clearly and concisely, it was also easy to navigate.
- 648 pages
- Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
- Jim Thatcher
- 14 July 2019 Jim Thatcher