Gentle Web D. Folk:
Just in time for RailsConf, I’m happy to announce Jeremy Sydik’s
book, “The Accessible Web”, is now available in beta. This is
particularly sweet as Jeremy and I first discussed this book in the
hallways of last year’s conference.
This book is all about making your website accessible web sites–
sites that can easily be used by folks who may have perceptual or
cognitive difficulties. This isn’t just a question of being a good
citizen, or of meeting the increasing demands of legislation. It’s
also about effectively communicating with a very large segment of
your user base.
Accessibility is often presented as being complex and confusing.
Guidelines are published as edicts, carved in stone tablets that must
be followed without question. That’s not very pragmatic.
Because you are a real developer with a real projects to ship, you
need to learn how to make content accessible, using accessibility
guidelines as just that—guidelines.
With this book, you’ll learn basic principles and techniques for
developing accessible HTML, audio, video, and multimedia content. In
addition, you will understand how to apply the principles you learn
in this book to new technologies when they emerge.
It’s out now in beta from http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/
If you’re heading to RailsConf, Jeremy will be there.