Design Accessible Web Sites: 36 Keys to Creating Content for All Audiences and Platforms is now in print and shipping.

See pragprog.com/titles/jsaccess for all the details, excerpts, and more.

It’s not a one-browser web anymore. You need to reach audiences that use cell phones, PDAs, game consoles, or other “alternative” browsers, as well as users with disabilities. Legal requirements for assistive technologies as well as a wide array of new browsing experiences means you need to concentrate on semantics, alternate access paths, and progressive enhancement.

In Design Accessible Web Sites, author Jeremy Sydik shows how to create well-styled semantic markup that lets you provide the best possible results for all of your users. This book will help you provide images, video, Flash and PDF in an accessible way that looks great to your sighted users, but is still accessible to all users.

Jeremy shows you basic principles and techniques for developing accessible HTML, audio, video, and multimedia content. In addition, you will understand how to apply the principles you learn in this book to new technologies when they emerge.

With this book, you’ll:

  • Use best practices of accessibility to develop accessible web content
  • Build testing into projects to improve results and reduce costs.
  • Create high quality alternative representations for your audience
  • Add accessibility features to external media like PDF and Flash.
  • Negotiate the terrain of accessibility standards.
  • Apply principles of accessibility to new technologies as they emerge.

Give your audience the power to interact with your content on their own terms. It’s the right thing to do, and with a $100 billion a year market for accessible content, new laws and new technologies, you can’t afford to ignore accessibility.

Available now from http://pragprog.com/titles/jsaccess


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