A Web for Everyone
Designing Accessible User Experiences
Published: January 2014
by Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery
If you want to be part of building the accessible web, this really is the book that brings it all together. Full of actionable insights that are clearly and persuasively presented, it's quite simply essential reading."
—Gerry Gaffney, Director and UX Consultant, Information & Design
If you are in charge of the user experience, development, or strategy for a web site, A Web for Everyone will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation. Rooted in universal design principles, this book provides solutions: practical advice and examples of how to create sites that everyone can use.
“A Web For Everyone” Blog
Audio accessibility is concerned with making information provided audibly available to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. We see examples of audio accessibility in captions and live captioning. Like all forms of accessibility, there is a spectrum that is defined by features that influence the quality of the experience. At one end of the spectrum, a text version of the spoken content …
Global Accessibility Awareness Day officially begins at 8pm EST on May 15, 2014. We hope you will join us in celebrating all the great work and progress, and take time to learn more about how you can help in making a web for everyone!
I always like it when worlds collide, showing that we can start from different goals, but end up with similar guidelines. One of those happy collisions is plain language and accessibility. If you are looking for one thing you can focus on to improve your web site content, plain language is a good place to …
Accessibility research can help us better understand how people with disabilities use the web and what we in product design and development can do to make that experience more successful and enjoyable. However, accessibility research is often carried out in academia. The valuable insights gained through research are shared and built upon among scholars, but …
Valerie Fletcher is Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design. With many years of engagement in advancing accessibility and universal design in the public and private sectors, Valerie has a deep knowledge and clear perspective of the challenges and opportunities that exist in moving forward the agenda of universal design for web accessibility. We wanted to learn what she considers to be the greatest challenge in integrating accessibility into the practice of web design.