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