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Get practical guidelines for making your website accessible to people with disabilities. With this handbook, you’ll learn how to design or develop a site that conforms to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act—and in the process you’ll discover how to provide a better user experience for everyone.


On Sep 26 Rob Friesel wrote: a "walking tour" of 508-compliance (for web developers)
Katie Cunningham’s The Accessibility Handbook(O’Reilly, 2012) is a concise and specific introduction to accessibility (a11y) and 508-compliance. Cunningham provides a “walking tour” of the major types of disabilities that web developers need to consider when creating a site for a11y, illustrating how people with those disabilities will use a site, and then detailing easy solutions and best practices to craft a site with the necessary accommodations. Better yet, she makes strong cases for why many of these accommodations are actually “features” and not “compromises”. Full Review  >

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On Sep 12 Jeffery Rine wrote: Accessibility Explained - with Code Samples
The Accessibility Handbook is written for people who code web sites. It will identify the conditions, both physical and cognitive, that require special coding accommodation and provide sample code and guidance on how to gain compliance with section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. Full Review  >

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