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Maximum Accessibility: Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone
By John M. Slatin,, Sharron Rush
 
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Pub Date: September 13, 2002
ISBN: 0-201-77422-4
Pages: 640


   Copyright
   Foreword
   Preface
      Accessibility Guidelines and Standards, by Chapter
   Acknowledgments
   A Word about Screen Readers
    Part I:  Accessibility and Why It Matters
      Chapter 1.  Introduction
      What Is Web Accessibility?
      The Scale of the Problem
      Accessibility From the Developer's Point of View: You Can Make a Difference
      Overview of Maximum Accessibility
      Chapter 2.  User Experience: Born to Shop
      Adventures in E-Commerce
      User Experience Narrative: Listening to Amazon.com
      Chapter 3.  Accessibility in Law and Policy
      Accessibility: It's the Law!
      The Disability Rights Movement in the United States
      The Rehabilitation Act
      Educational Mandates
      The Evolution of Law in Changing Society
      The Americans with Disabilities Act
      The Telecommunications Act
      Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
      The U.S. Access Board
      Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
      Accessibility Is a Global Concern
      Is the Internet Public Space?
      Remedies Outside of the Courts
      Now Things Get Really Interesting
      Chapter 4.  Grassroots Efforts Support Maximum Accessibility
      Building Community Through Technology
      Roots Rock! The Power of Grassroots Efforts
      Government Services Online
      Addressing Access Barriers in Community Technology Centers
      Where Do We Go From Here? Building National Consensus
      Chapter 5.  User Experience: On the Bus
      Getting There Is Half The Fun
      Getting Information About Getting Around Town
      The Trouble with Tables
      User Experience Narrative: Austin's Capital Metro
      Other Examples
      Problem Solving: Designing a New Bus Schedule
      Chapter 6.  The Business Case for Accessibility
      Improve Access and Improve Return on Investment
      Accessibility Is Good Business
      Selling Accessibility
      Delivering Accessibility
      Sustaining Accessibility
      Time Well Spent
      Chapter 7.  User Experience: Museums on the Web
      Accessing Culture and History
      Museums in the United States
      A Whirlwind Tour of Museum Web Sites
      User Experience Narrative: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
      Text Equivalents Can Open the Doors of Perception
      Chapter 8.  User Experience: Text-Only Alternatives
      Text-Only: Just Say "No"
      Isn't Text-Only a Common Practice?
      User Experience Narrative 1: The National Public Radio Site
      User Experience Narrative 2: A Return to Amazon.com
      Finding Solutions: Toward Maximum Accessibility
    Part II:  Strategies and Techniques for Maximum Accessibility
      Chapter 9.  Equivalent Alternatives
      The Prime Directive: Equivalent Alternatives for Maximum Accessibility
      An Alternative to Images: ALT Text
      When ALT Text Isn't Enough: Extended Descriptions
      Text Description as a Design Element
      Sight and Sound: Equivalent Alternatives for Auditory Elements
      Turning the Telescope Around: Equivalent Alternatives for Text
      Chapter 10.  Forms of Participation: Designing HTML Forms for Maximum Accessibility
      Interactivity and the Use of Forms
      Accessibility Problems and HTML Forms
      Working Through an Example: The Air Judging Form
      Looking Ahead
      Chapter 11.  Creating Accessible Tables
      The Trouble with Tables
      What Is a Table?
      Accessibility Issues for Layout Tables
      Accessibility Issues for Data Tables
      Design Goals for Accessible Tables
      Creating a More Accessible Bus Schedule
      Looking Beyond HTML
      Chapter 12.  Toward More Accessible PDFs
      PDF: So Near and Yet So Far
      Providing an Accessible Plug-In
      Creating Accessible PDF Documents
      Experimenting with Tables in PDF
      Burdens of the Past: Legacy PDFs and the Challenge of Accessibility
      Chapter 13.  Enhancing Accessibility through Multimedia
      Put Multi- in Your Media!
      A Real-World Example: The ATSTAR Project
      Multimedia Expands Accessibility Options
      Accessible Video Content Requires Closed Captioning
      Enhance User Experience with Audio Description
      Using Transcripts as Equivalent Alternatives
      Alternatives for Stand-Alone and Other Audio
      Meeting the Accessibility Challenges of Animation
      Go Forth and Multi!
      Chapter 14.  Accessible Use of Scripts, Applets, and Plug-ins
      Plug and Play? Not Yet
      SCRIPTS
      Applets
      Plug-Ins
      Media Players
      Use the Right Tool for the Job
      Chapter 15.  Supporting Accessibility with Cascading Style Sheets
      Stylin' for Maximum Accessibility
      Beneath the Visual Aspects of the Web
      The Advantages of Using Style Sheets
      A Different Approach to Design
      Methods of Associating Style Sheets with Documents
      Using Style Sheets to Enhance Accessibility for People with Low Vision or Cognitive Disabilities
      Styling the Air Judging Form
      CSS Positioning, Reading Order, and Navigation Links
      Once More, with Feeling: Good Design Is Accessible Design
    Appendix A.  Resources and Tools for Accessible Design
      Information Resources
      Validation and Repair Tools
      Authoring Tools Reported to Provide Some Support for Creating Accessible Content
      Tools for Captioning and Descriptive Video
    Appendix B.  Why Is Accessibility on the Internet Important?
      Internet User Scenarios to Consider
    Appendix C.  Linearized Tables
   Bibliography

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Maximum Accessibility(c) Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone
Maximum Accessibility: Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone: Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone
ISBN: 0201774224
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 128

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