Appendix A. Accessibility
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There is an implicit promise in the name of the World Wide Web—the promise of an information network that can be used by everyone around the world. The web succeeds at what it does because of its universality. A web document is written in one or more web languages designed to be cross-platform and interoperable with a wide variety of technologies.
Clearly, the Web is designed to be open to a broad range of users, and that’s where things start to get tricky! The average web user of moderate means in North America or Europe has a decently fast computer, a full-color monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, speakers, and a high-speed modem or a faster connection. But that’s ...