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Web Accessibility

A Foundation for Research

Harper, Simon, Yesilada, Yeliz (Eds.)

2008, XX, 364 p.

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  • Written from a research perspective, this is a unique ‘how to’ book on Web accessibility
  • Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field
  • A definitive research text and ideal research primer for postgraduates

Covering key areas of evaluation and methodology, client-side applications, specialist and novel technologies, along with initial appraisals of disabilities, this important book provides comprehenisve coverage of web accessibility.

Written by leading experts in the field, it provides an overview of existing research and also looks at future developments, providing a much deeper insight than can be obtained through existing research libraries, aggregations, or search engines. In tackling the subject from a research, rather than practitioner standpoint, scientists, engineers and postgraduate students will find a definitive and foundational text that includes field overviews, references, issues, new research, problems and solutions, and opinions from industrial experts and renowned academics from leading international institutions including Adobe, Google, IBM, W3C, and York, Dartmouth and Kansai Universities.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Browser - Google - Human Computer Interaction - Multimedia - Research and Development - User Design - User Interfaces - Web - Web 2.0 - Web Accessibility

Related subjects » General Issues - HCI - Information Systems and Applications - Media Design - Popular Science

Table of contents 

Understanding Disabilities.- Visual Impairments.- Cognitive and Learning Impairments.- Hearing Impairments.- Physical Impairment.- Ageing.- Evaluation and Methodologies.- Web Accessibility and Guidelines.- Web Accessibility Evaluation.- End User Evaluations.- Authoring Tools.- Applications.- Assistive Technologies.- Desktop Browsers.- Specialized Browsers.- Browser Augmentation.- Transcoding.- Specialised Areas.- Education.- Specialized Documents.- Multimedia and Graphics.- Mobile Web and Accessibility.- Semantic Web.- Web 2.0.- Universal Usability.

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