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A guide to building Web sites that are accessible on nearly every device to nearly every visitor, even those with disabilities. It teaches developers how and why to use accessibility techniques, with an emphasis on phrased accessibility that scales to the needs of different Web sites' strategies appropriate for small, medium and large budgets and sites. It takes a look at ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 11th 2002 by New Riders Publishing
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Craig Cecil
Feb 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: computers
Written in 2002, this book is still considered the gold standard in web accessibility. I have no idea why. What Joe Clark has accomplished here is to spread about 20 pages of good accessibility information across a 400 page miasma. Most web designers don't care about the history of captioning and transcription systems--we just want the facts, man. What should we do, and what should we avoid. Best practices. Etc. That info is in here, but you have to cut a swath through the verbosity to find much ...more
Miguel Frias
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book covers several useful topics related to accessibility but in a very tedious way.

Summary:
- Use alt and title in all media elements like img, object, applet (does anyone still use it?), or any other thing, including inputs.
- Use HTML property: accesskey.
- Use HTML property: accesstab
Murray
May 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: web, on-safari
A seminal book on promoting standards and accessibility in websites. Written in a somewhat caustic tone, but gets its points across with good examples and rebuttals to common excuses for practices that make the web hard for many to use.
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