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Web Design: A Complete Introduction 9 Web Accessibility

Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman

Published by MacAvon Media, 47 pages.

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This is Chapter 9, Web Accessibility, from Web Design: A Complete Introduction. This chapter discusses the important subject of accessibility in Web design and describes ways in which Web sites and pages can be made more accessible.

Page numbering in this chapter follows that of the printed book, for purposes of cross-reference.

First published 2006-10-27

A wide range of physical and cognitive problems may make it difficult for people to use Web sites. In this chapter we look at the problems people may experience, the assistive technologies that they might use to interact with computers and the techniques that a Web designer can use to make pages accessible to everybody.

Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Problems with Access
  • Assistive Technology
  • Making Sites More Accessible
  • Accessible Content
  • Accessible Function

This chapter also includes Key Points and end of chapter exercises. Sample answers to the Test Questions can be found on the book’s support site.

A complete Table of Contents for Web Design: A Complete Introduction is available for free download and provides more detailed information about the contents of this chapter.

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