A Web for Everyone
Designing Accessible User Experiences
Published: January 2014
by Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery
Sarah and Whitney present accessibility so that everyone can understand the core concepts of web accessibility, even if they have limited programming experience. Every web developer who is just starting to get involved with web accessibility should purchase this book!"
—Jonathan Lazar, Harvard University, Towson University
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
Ginny Redish does research and analysis to understand what’s hard about reading and writing, and follows up with guidelines that people can use to make reading and writing easier. In our experience, language and content often get less attention than other elements in design projects. We wanted to learn from Ginny how to make language more of a priority.
Meet Carol, our final persona. She's a grandmother with macular degeneration. She's slowly entering the online world with emails from the grandkids and a few friends, reading magazines online, and even doing some shopping.
Ethan Marcotte literally wrote the book on a flexible design approach called “responsive design.” We wanted to learn from Ethan how a flexible approach supports accessibility.
In this premiere episode of A Podcast for Everyone, Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery speak with UIE’s Adam Churchill about the book that inspired the podcast, and give a preview of what they will be talking about in upcoming episodes.
Meet Maria, a persona of a bilingual community health worker. Her smartphone is her primary computer. And she loves clear, simple sites that aren't confusing in Spanish or English.