Books on Web Accessibility

A major interest of mine is Accessibility to information on the Internet, and how to design and use text structuring markup. This markup often includes metadata about the content and structure that can help to make documents accessible to all.

Accessible Technology in Today's Business

Moulton, Huyler, Hertz, and Levinson, Microsoft Press 2002,
ISBN 0-7356-1501-2
Technology is making it possible for people of all physical capabilities and ages to be productive in every field imaginable.

The business case for accessible information is made clear, considering visual, aural, physical, learning, and language impairments. It includes business cases for success using accessible technology in Healthcare, Financial, Government, Retail, Manufacturing, and your business.

Adaptive Technologies for Learning & Work Environments

Joseph J. Lazzaro, American Library Association 1993,
ISBN 0-8389-0615-X,
Second edition, 2001
ISBN 0-8389-0814-4

Chapters on personal computer hardware basics; driving the computer from the keyboard; Technology for Persons with: vision impairments, deaf or hard of hearing, motor impairments, speech impairments, and learning disabilities; Foundations for assistive technology, accessing the internet and intranets; funding adaptive technology; plus eleven appendices.

Adaptive Technology for the Internet

Barbara T. Mates, American Library Association, 2000,
ISBN 0-8389-0752-0
Subtitle: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All
Addresses how libraries must proactively and deliberately
plan for accessibility of electronic resources.

Auditory User Interfaces -- Toward the Speaking Computer

T.V.Raman, Kleuwer Academic Publishers 1997,
ISBN 0079239-984-6

Speech-enabling approach that separates computation from the user interface and integrates speech into the human-computer interaction. Implementation exploiting the separation of structure and content is in ASTER, and it is also the basis for the Aural Cascaded Style Sheets. It is available as open source software, part of Emacspeak, available in Linux.

Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities

Alliance for Technology Access 2000, 3rd edition,
ISBN 0-89793-300-1
A guide for exploring today's assistive technologies. Guide for choosing computers and assistive technology peripherals for special needs.

Constructing Accessible Web Sites

Jim Thatcher, Paul Bohman, Michael Burks, Shawn Lawton Henry, Bob Regan, Sarah Swierenga, Mark D. Urban, Cynthia D. Waddell,
Glasshaus Ltd. 2002,
ISBN 1-904151-00-0
Learn how to make your web site accessible to people with disabilities, Understand the legal requirements of Section 508, includes a Quick Reference Guide, and Accessible Flash MX authoring

Maximum Accessibility

John M. Slatin and Sharron Rush
Copyright © 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN 0-201-77422-4

Section 1: Accessibility and Why It Matters User Experience: Chapters:

  1. Introduction
  2. User Experience: Born to Shop
  3. Accessibility in Law and Policy
  4. Grassroots Efforts Support Maximum Accessibility
  5. User Experience: On the Bus
  6. The Business Case for Accessibility
  7. User Experience: Museums on the Web
  8. User Eperience: Text-Only Alternatives -- just say "no"

Section 2 Strategies and Techniques for Maximum Accessibility

  1. Equivalent Alternatives
  2. Forms of Participation: Designing HTML Forms for Maximum Accessibility
  3. Creating Accessible Tables
  4. Toward More Accessible PDFs
  5. Enhancing Accessibility through Multimedia
  6. Accessible Use of Scripts, Applets, and Plug-ins
  7. Supporting Accessibility with Cascading Style Sheets

Appendix A. Ressources and Tools for Accessible Design
Appendix B. Why is Accessibility on the Internet Important
Appendix C. Linearized Tables

Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Michael G. Paciello, CMP Books 2000,
ISBN 1-929629-08-7
Demonstrates how to make your website accessible to everyone, to appreciate the legal requirements, and learn of available tools that help.