Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Accessibility is not just about addressing specific disabilities, but making sure as many people as possible have access to the same information. There’s rarely a good reason to lock people out when openness is a foundational principle of the web.
Everything you need to know about accessibility gathered in one practical, smashing book, fully dedicated to building and designing accessible user interfaces.
Written by Heydon Pickering, the book comes with dozens of practical examples of accessible interface components and inclusive design workflow, applicable to your work right away. With this book, you’ll know exactly how to keep interfaces accessible from the very start, and how to design and build inclusive websites without hassle and unnecessary code.
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.
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification defines roles, states, and properties that should be used to provide semantics in languages where they may not be available. Assistive technologies, such as screen readers, use what ARIA offers in order to communicate with browsers to present information about the status of interactions, and the like. As a result, WAI-ARIA is especially important to consider when creating dynamic content.
You make the web more inclusive for everyone, everywhere, when you design with accessibility in mind. Let Laura Kalbag guide you through the accessibility landscape: understand disability and impairment challenges; get a handle on important laws and guidelines; and learn how to plan for, evaluate, and test accessible design. Leverage tools and techniques like clear copywriting, well-structured IA, meaningful HTML, and thoughtful design, to create a solid set of best practices.
This report proposes a new population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among various, and sometimes competing, stakeholders in pursuit of improved eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. Building on the momentum of previous public health efforts, this report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels.
This report focuses on improving the accessibility and affordability of hearing health care for adults of all ages. This study examines the hearing health care system, with a focus on non-surgical technologies and services, and offers recommendations for improving access to, the affordability of, and the quality of hearing health care for adults of all ages.
This Consensus Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine provides an analysis of selected assistive products and technologies, including wheeled and seated mobility devices, upper-extremity prostheses, and products and technologies selected by a dedicated Committee that pertain to hearing and to communication and speech in adults. The Committee has been established to work on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments.
The Inclusive Design Guidelines aim to help gain a better understanding of an inclusive design approach and practice its application in projects and processes. These Guidelines are concise and engaging guidelines for inclusive design, broken up into four sections: principles, practices, tools, and activities.
The objective of this report is to review the current status, analyze trends and emerging innovations in connection to the use by persons with disabilities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to access information and knowledge, and to formulate recommendations that will help UNESCO and other partners in shaping its strategy.
The reality of the future remote workplace, which provides greater flexibility and adaptability for organisations, will need to properly engage people with a disability as employees, particularly as the workforce ages and age-related disability has an impact. As the cloud grows and more competition is injected into the market, accessibility becomes a major issue to ensure both a level-playing field and proper coverage of the market.