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Those who remember the (now defunct) seminal Glasshaus book Accessible Web Sites may be interested to know that friends of ED have just released a completely reworked and expanded successor: Web Accessibility – Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance.

After an overview of the accessibility law and guidelines, and a discussion about accessibility and it’s implementation in the enterprise, the book goes on to show how to implement accessible web sites using a combination of concise reference and easy-to-follow examples, covering:

  • Assistive technologies
  • Creating accessible content using XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, Flash, and PDFs
  • Testing against WCAG and Section 508
  • Retrofitting an inaccessible site

The book concludes with an in-depth discussion about Accessibility Law around the world. If you’re concerned about the legal and moral implications of web accessibility, then this book is ideal – it is written by some of the world’s experts on accessibility, leaving you in good hands.

Bruce Lawson and Patrick H. Lauke (WaSP Accessibility Task Force), as well as Christian Heilmann (WaSP DOM Scripting Task Force) are among the book’s authors, alongside Jim Thatcher, Michael R. Burks, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Shawn Lawton Henry, Richard Rutter, Mark Urban and Cynthia Waddell. Gez Lemon (another member of the WaSP Accessibility Task Force) also worked as technical editor on this publication.

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#1 On August 25th, 2006 2:18 am Miha Hribar replied:

Just ordered it :) Hope they’re shipping the new releases because on the book description page I didn’t notice any info that this book has been revised.

#2 On September 2nd, 2006 2:48 pm slh replied:

Chapter 1 “Understanding Web Accessibility” is availale online at (along with a link to :)

#3 On September 11th, 2006 2:04 pm Mike Cherim replied:

I asked my wife to buy it for me for our 20th anniversay. I can’t wait to get my hands on it — I hear it’s a really good read. Moreover, one of my websites, is used as an example in the chapter on Heading Navigation (chapter 7, page 185). That completely made my day! :-)

#4 On October 10th, 2006 3:38 am Simon replied:

Yes about to get that one. Will they be offering conferences to accompany the book?

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