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Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers

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Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers

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Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers by Sarah Horton ISBN: 0-321-31140-X Published: 2005 Pages: 264 pp.; softcover Price: $24.99

Available from: New Riders, Peachpit Press, 1249 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710; 800/283-9444; www.newriders.com

If you care about having your Web site accessible to all, especially those with disabilities, read this book for some practical, thought-provoking design ideas. Lavishly illustrated with screen shots from live Web sites, the book goes through do's and don't's for accessible design.

Horton's experience with, and examination of, this topic is apparent. She co-authored the acclaimed Web Style Guide and is a Web developer at Dartmouth College. She is a disciple of noted user-design expert Ben Schneiderman, who contributed the Foreword to the book.

The book focuses on a design methodology for addressing accessibility requirements and beyond. The author feels that meeting standards is just a start. …

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