We’re very pleased to announce that “The Accessible Web: Creating Content for Everyone” by Jeremy Sydik is now available in Beta, and will be in print later this fall.

Web content is about communication; creating accessible, multimedia web sites is really about becoming a better communicator, and giving your audience the power to interact with your content on their terms. Accessible web design ensures that anyone who wants to access your content can. It’s the right thing to do, and with a $100 billion a year market for accessible content, new laws and new regulations, you can’t afford to ignore accessibility.

Accessibility is often presented as being complex and confusing. Guidelines are published as edicts, carved in stone tablets that must be followed without question.

That’s not very pragmatic.

Because you are a real developer with a real projects to ship, you need to learn how to make content accessible, using accessibility guidelines as just that—guidelines.

With this book, you’ll learn 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.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use best practices of accessibility to develop 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 these principles to new technologies as they emerge.

Available now


Coming soon:

  • Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
  • GIS for Web Developers: Adding ‘Where’ to Your Web Applications

Recently released:

  • Prototype and script.aculo.us: You never knew JavaScript could do this! (Beta)
  • Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software
  • Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World (Beta)
  • TextMate: Power Editing for the Mac
  • The Definitive ANTLR Reference: Building Domain-Specific Languages (Beta)
  • Rails for Java Developers

Enjoy, and thanks for your continued support!

Andy and Dave www.PragmaticProgrammer.com