Accessibility Handbook
Making 508 Compliant Websites
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2012
Pages: 100

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.

The Accessibility Handbook introduces you to several audiences that have difficulty using today’s complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. Learn how to support assistive technologies, and understand which fonts, colors, page layouts, and other design elements work best—without having to exclude advanced functions, hire outside help, or significantly increase overhead.

Develop solutions that accommodate:

  • Complete blindness. Create a logical document flow to support screen readers
  • Low vision and color blindness. Optimize images and color schemes, and ensure your site enlarges gracefully
  • Hearing impairment. Provide video captions and visual alerts for interactive features
  • Physical disabilities. Make forms, popups, and navigation easier to use
  • Cognitive disorders. Adapt fonts and text styles for dyslexic users, and design consistent, well-organized pages for people with ADHD
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Should be called "Introduction to the idea of Accessibility"

By Melanie

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Easy to understand

Cons

  • Not comprehensive enough

Best Uses

  • Student

Comments about oreilly Accessibility Handbook:

I had high hopes for this book. Hopefully the author will try again.
- make sure the data being presented in the book is correct
- include enough information so the book can actually be used as a primer for building a standards-compliant website

I was glad to see this title available but it fell woefully short. It should have been a few blog posts, not a book.

Maybe next time!

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4.0

A great introduction

By Marko

from Ljubljana, Slovenia

About Me Developer

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intermediate
    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly Accessibility Handbook:

    There are a few minor errors, but all in all I enjoyed this book.

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