Ensuring digital accessibility through process and policy
By: Lazar, Jonathan
Title By: Golstein, Daniel | Taylor, AnneMaterial type: BookPublisher: Waltham, MA : Morgan Kaufmann, an imprint of Elsevier Ltd., c2015.Description: xvi, 230 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780128006467Subject(s): Assistive computer technology | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades | Information science
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Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy provides readers with a must-have resource to digital accessibility from both a technical and policy perspective. Inaccessible digital interfaces and content often lead to forms of societal discrimination that may be illegal under various laws. This book is unique in that it provides a multi-disciplinary understanding of digital accessibility. The book discusses the history of accessible computing, an understanding of why digital accessibility is socially and legally important, and provides both technical details (interface standards, evaluation methods) and legal details (laws, lawsuits, and regulations). The book provides real-world examples throughout, highlighting organizations that are doing an effective job with providing equal access to digital information for people with disabilities. This isn't a book strictly about interface design, nor is it a book strictly about law. For people who are charged with implementing accessible technology and content, this book will serve as a one-stop guide to understanding digital accessibility, offering an overview of current laws, regulations, technical standards, evaluation techniques, as well as best practices and suggestions for implementing solutions and monitoring for compliance. This combination of skills from the three authors-law, technical, and research, with experience in both corporate, government, and educational settings, is unique to this book, and does not exist in any other book about any aspect of IT accessibility. The authors' combination of skills marks a unique and valuable perspective, and provides insider knowledge on current best practices, corporate policies, and technical instructions. Together, we can ensure that the world of digital information is open to all users.
Front Cover; Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy; Copyright; Critical Acclaim for Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy ; Contents; About the Authors; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction to accessible technology; Introduction; Defining Accessible Technology; Various Types of Disabilities; Accessibility Helps Those Without Disabilities; Various Types of Technologies; Mobile Devices, Apps, and Accessibility; Accessibility in Desktop and Laptop Computers; How does Accessibility Work?; Accessibility in Kiosks and Voting Machines Accessible Technology vs. Augmentative Communication and ProstheticsVarious Types of Policies; How Policies and Laws Can Lead to Improved Access to Digital Information; Summary; A Note About the Usage of Terms; References; Chapter 2: The history of access technology; Introduction; Early History of Assistive Technologies (through the 1960s); The Invention of the Typewriter; The Record Player and the Audiobook; TTYs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; The 1970s-Present; Optical Character Recognition, Synthetic Speech, and the Flatbed Scanner; Captioning; Speech Recognition Speech Recognition and Learning Disabled StudentsScreen Reader Technology; Assistive and Augmentative Communication; Power Wheelchairs and Prosthetics; Current Events and Trends; How Accessible Technology has Crossed Over into the Mainstream; Understanding Why/How People with Disabilities Adopt Technology; How the Changes in Technology Over Time Must Influence Changes in Solutions; Summary; References; Chapter 3: The discriminatory impact of digital inaccessibility; Introduction; Separate But Equal in the Context of Disability; Same Time; Same Price; Same Content Same Time, Same Content, Same Price, And Now . . . Same Hardware and SoftwareSummary; References; Chapter 4: Technical standards for accessibility; Accessibility Standards; The World Wide Web Consortium and the Web Accessibility Initiative; Web Accessibility Standards; The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines; Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines; Atag 2.0; User Agent Accessibility Guidelines; Relationship to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0; Relationship to the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0; Accessible Rich Internet Application; Epub Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications TechnologiesSummary; References; Chapter 5: U.S. laws and lawsuits; Introduction; Applicability of American Laws to Technology Developers; The Pace of Change in the Development of Technology Affects the Design of Legal Definitions of Access; Federal Statutes that have an Impact on the Accessibility of Technology; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the ADA; Public Colleges: A Case Study in the Application of Title II and 504 to Change the Behavior of Tech and Digital Content Ven ...