October 7, 2007
Design Accessible Web Sites--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf: 36 Keys to Creating Content for All Audiences and Platforms
Sebastopol, CA--Itís 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 (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $34.95 US) 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, youíll:
- 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. Itís the right thing to do, and with a $100 billion a year market
for accessible content, new laws and new technologies, you canít afford to
For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your delivery address and contact information.
Jeremy J. Sydik is Director of Research Technology Development at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Center for Instructional Innovation. With
a background in computer science and cognitive psychology, he has over ten
years of experience in developing high-quality (accessible!) user
interfaces to improve learning of abstract concepts.
More information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and samples
Design Accessible Web Sites
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