The HTML5 specification is huge, with new APIs and patterns that can be difficult to understand. Accessibility can also seem complex and nuanced if you have no experience interacting with people with disabilities. This book walks you though the process of designing exciting user interfaces that can potentially be used by everyone, regardless of ability. Accessibility is really a quality design issue, and getting it right is often more a matter of approach than having sophisticated, cutting-edge tools at your disposal.
This book will be your companion in your journey to understand both HTML5 and accessibility, as the author has many years of experience as a designer and web developer working directly with people with all types of disabilities. He has been involved with the development of HTML5 from an accessibility perspective for many years, as a member of the W3C WAI Protocols and Formats working group (which is responsible for ensuring W3C specifications are serving the needs of people with disabilities) as well as the HTML5 Working Group itself.
- Introduces the new HTML5 specification from an accessibility perspective
- Shows how incorporating accessibility into your interfaces using HTML5 can have benefits for all users
- Explains how HTML5 is currently supported by assistive technologies like screen readers, and how to work around these limitations when developing
- ISBN-13: 9781430241942
- ISBN-10: 1430241942
- Publisher: Apress
- Publish Date: March 2012
- Page Count: 386
- Dimensions: 9.25 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.46 pounds