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Accessibility for Everybody

Understanding the Section 508 Accessibility Requirements

Authors: Mueller, John

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In today's rapidly changing technological world, it is increasingly important that web and desktop applications be accessible to everyone, including those of us with special needs. However, the legal requirements for accessibility are often convoluted and diffucult to understand, making it impossible for most developers to comply with the laws. In the first book on the market to address the topic, Author John Paul Mueller leads you through the maze of Section 508—the congressional law ensuring that all Americans have access to information technology—and offers comprehensive guidance on how to quickly and easily update your applications to conform to Section 508 requirements.

To begin, Mueller outlines the Section 508 requirements that are relevant to web and desktop application developers, and explains the laws in language you can understand. Using extensive and varied program examples, Mueller continues on to teach you to write web and desktop applications that not only conform to Section 508 standards, but look forward to ensure long-term universal accessibility for all types of computer users. Specific topics include writing accessible web applications and desktop applications using Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET, developing special application capabilities, using Microsoft and other third-party tools to develop accessible features, developing accessible scripting solutions, and more. The book even includes a directory of helpful organizations, agencies, and resources to help you with any further accessibility concerns you may have.

About the authors

John Paul Mueller is a hands-on programmer and author who has written 56 books and over 200 articles on topics ranging from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. His books include Web Matrix Developer's Guide from Apress, several C# developer guides, a small business and home office networking guide, a book on SOAP, and Windows XP user guides. John has provided technical-editing services to more than 30 authors, as well as both Database Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has additionally contributed articles to SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, and Visual Basic Developer. He edits the .NET electronic newsletter for Pinnacle Publishing. Sign up for John's free newsletter, .NET Developer eXTRA, at http://www.freeenewsletters.com/. For updates and other book information, visit John's website at http://www.mwt.net/~jmueller/.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • What Is Section 508 Accessibility?

    Mueller, John

    Pages 3-40

  • Understanding the Section 508 Requirements

    Mueller, John

    Pages 41-74

  • Hardware, Resources, and Training

    Mueller, John

    Pages 75-106

  • Developer Guidelines That Make Sense

    Mueller, John

    Pages 107-144

  • Desktop Application Essentials

    Mueller, John

    Pages 147-182

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0774-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-086-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5448-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accessibility for Everybody
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Section 508 Accessibility Requirements
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
John Mueller
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0774-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0774-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-59059-086-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-5448-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 531
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