Books

Web Accessibility Books

Many good books exist covering the topics of web accessibility, web usability and web standards. We list some of those that we have found particularly useful.

Select any of the book cover thumbnails or titles below to purchase the book from Amazon:

Title:
Accessible Web Typography
Author:
Jim Byrne
Publisher:
ScottConnect (2003)
Pages:
NA – ebook
Book’s Web Site:
http://www.scotconnect.com/webtype.php (new window)
Precis
Jim says “This eBook contains all the important ‘stuff’ I ever wanted to know about creating accessible text on my own web pages; and now that I have figured it out myself, I am happy to pass it on to others.”
Learn how to: take control of the text on your web pages; create stylish, easy to read pages; comply with accessibility guidelines and laws; increase the usability of your website; and attract more loyal visitors.
Title:
Building Accessible Websites (With CD-ROM)
Author:
Joe Clark
Publisher:
New Riders Publishing (2002)
Pages:
432 pages
Author’s Web Site:
http://joeclark.org/book/ (new window)
 
Title:
Teach Yourself CSS in 24 Hours
Author:
Kynn Bartlett
Publisher:
Sams (2002)
Pages:
504 pages
Author’s Web Site:
http://www.cssin24hours.com/ (new window)
 
Title:
Constructing Accessible Web Sites
Author:
Jim Thatcher, Cynthia Waddell, Shawn Henry, Sarah Swierenga, Mark Urban, Michael Burks, Bob Regan, and Paul Bohman
Publisher:
glasshaus (2002)
Pages:
400 pages
Book’s Web Site (At glasshaus):
http://www.glasshaus.com/BookInfo.asp?bookId=44 (new window)
Precis
“Accessible Web Sites” is written by a team of experts including Jim Thatcher, the co-author of the first ever screen reader, Cynthia Waddell, an internationally recognized legal expert on IT and author of the first ever web design standards for US local government, and Bob Regan, Senior Product Manager for Accessibility at Macromedia.
This book is a practical guide for designing accessible websites without compromising visual design. Many sites need to be retrofitted for accessibility. This book covers the practical how-tos and also contains a section on incorporating accessibility into enterprise. It is not a philosophical tract on the rights and wrongs of the law or technologies, but a no-fluff guide for designers and developers on maximizing traffic, including all customers, and avoiding lawsuits.
The book starts with an overview of different types of disabilities, debunks several myths, and explains why accessibility is a no-brainer for any company.
 
Title:
Accessible Technology in Today’s Business
Author:
Gary Moulton, LaDeana Huyler, Janice Hertz and Mark Levenson
Publisher:
Microsoft Press (2002)
Pages:
256 pages
Book’s Web Site (At Microsoft):
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/news/book.aspx (new window)
 
Title:
Maximum Accessibility: Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone
Author:
John M. Slatin and Sharron Rush
Publisher:
Addison Wesley Professional (2002)
Pages:
640 pages
Book’s Web Site (At Adison Wesley):
http://www.awprofessional.com/catalog/product.asp?product_id={9A29C4DA-EC14-4CA4-B302-2DD4F487F67D} (new window)
 
Title:
Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites, Second Edition
Author:
Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton
Publisher:
Yale Univ Press (2002)
Pages:
156 pages
Author’s Web Site:
http://www.webstyleguide.com/ (new window)
 
Title:
Web Accessibility for People With Disabilities
Author:
Mike Paciello
Publisher:
CMP Books (2000)
Pages:
392 pages
 
Title:
Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity
Author:
Jacob Nielsen
Publisher:
New Riders Publishing (2000)
Pages:
432 pages
Author’s Web Site:
http://www.useit.com/jakob/webusability/ (new window)
 
Title:
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
Author:
Eric A Meyer
Publisher:
O’Reilly & Associates (2000)
Pages:
467 pages
Author’s Web Site:
http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/books/css-tdg/ (new window)
 
Title:
Eric Meyer on CSS – Mastering the language of Web Design
Author:
Eric A Meyer
Publisher:
New Riders Publishing (2002)
Pages:
322 pages
Author’s Web Site:
http://www.ericmeyeroncss.com/ (new window)
 
Title:
Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web (Second Edition)
Author:
Håkon Wium Lie & Bert Bos
Publisher:
Addison Wesley (1999)
Pages:
396 pages
Book’s Web Site (At Adison Wesley):
http://www.awprofessional.com/catalog/product.asp?product_id={CD6CBE58-0498-4E80-8AE7-0A22DD13E2E5} (new window)