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Accessibility, Content, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and the Land of Accessible Rich Internet Applications


A large part of what we will focus on in this chapter is accessibility in relation to the web. In this chapter, we’ll cover the best practices for web development and provide sample code for you to follow along with cognitive ability.

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    Accessibility W3C.

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    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. National Network. “What is the ADA” (accessed on January 31, 2019)

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    W3C. “Fundamentals of Accessibility”. (accessed December 5, 2018)

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    Abby the IA. “Define why, what & how” Accessed on January 31, 2019

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    Coding for designers: How much should we know

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    The American Federation for the Blind. “Screen Readers”. (accessed December 5, 2018)

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    Tools for developers. “Inspect and Edit Pages and Styles (Accessed on November 29, 2018)

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    Firefox Developer Tools. “Firefox Developer Tools (Accessed on November 29, 2018)

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    Safari User Guide. “Developer Tools” (Accessed on November 29, 2018)

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    Manual Matuzovic Writing JavaScript with accessibility in mind

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Gilbert, R.M. (2019). Accessibility, Content, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and the Land of Accessible Rich Internet Applications. In: Inclusive Design for a Digital World. Apress, Berkeley, CA.

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