Availability of Constructing Accessible Web Sites

Warning: Constructing Accessible Web Sites has been replaced by a new version of the book called Web Accessibility - Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance and also published by Apress. You should not purchase Constructing Accessible Web Sites; it is out of date; instead you will be glad you found the new edition.

The original publisher of Constructing Accessible Web Sites, glasshaus of the UK went out of business! The glasshaus (and Wrox) assets have been acquired by Apress. Apress has republished the book. As of this writing (August, 2003) both editions of the book, the old one from Glasshaus (ISBN 1904151000) and the one from APress (ISBN 159009511488), can be found on Amazon. Be sure to order the new edition, it is $35 and the old edition is $50.

An accessible version of Constructing Accessible Web Sites

If you have purchased Constructing Accessible Web Sites and need an accessible HTML version because of a print disability, then write to me and I will see to it that you get the accessible CD of the best book on web accessibility.

Constructing Accessible Web Sites

There is a great book on web accessibility, five stars on Amazon.com, Constructing Accessible Web Sites, by Jim Thatcher, Cynthia D. Waddell, Shawn Lawton Henry, Sarah Swierenga, Mark D. Urban, Michael Burks, Bob Regan and Paul Bohman, published by glasshaus April, 2002 and republished by Apress, San Francisco, CA, July, 2003. You can order the book now from Amazon.com.

Read more about Accessible Web Sites here including sample material.

My chapters of the book expand on the content of the Web Accessibility course that you will find here, including much more detail on techniques for web accessibility and on the way assistive technology responds to web content both with and without accessible coding techniques.

Other chapters, written by leaders in the field, include the most thorough presentation of accessibility and the law that I have read (Cynthia Waddell, ICDRI), a study of how web development tools deal with accessibility including a ranked comparison of the tools (Paul Bohman, WebAIM), and a chapter on Macromedia Flash (Bob Regan, Macromedia). Chapters introducing accessibility (Shawn Lawton Henry, UI Access), on Cascading Style Sheets (Sarah Swierenga, Usability and Accessibity Center, Michigan State University), on emerging technologies (Michael Burkes, ICDRI) and on web accessibility for the enterprise (Mark Urban, ICDRI) round out the picture.

As one reviewer on Amazon.com put it: "If you're going to buy one book on accessible web sites, this should be at the top of your shopping list."

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