Author: Jim Thatcher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
Release Date: 2007-03-20
With ever greater provision of resources in electronic formats, formal recognition is increasingly being given to the growing awareness within the information profession that it is a moral duty as well as a legal requirement to take every feasible step to ensure that no one is excluded from access to goods and services, including web-based information and resources. This timely book provides a practical introduction to web accessibility and usability specifically for information professionals, offering advice from a range of experts and experienced practitioners on the concerns relevant to library and information organizations. Contents include: tools used for widening access to the web Design for All - how web accessibility affects different people the importance of web accessibility accessibility advice and guidance accessibility evaluation and assessment issues for library and information services Design for All in the library and information science curriculum best practice examples of web accessibility web accessibility in the future. Although its main focus is on UK legislation and other requirements, many of the featured guidelines and recommendations are of an international nature, so are transferable to other countries. Readership: This approachable guide will enable information practitioners and students new to web accessibility to gain a good understanding of the issues involved in this vital area. The book can be used as a resource for developing staff training and awareness activities, or for developing course content. It will also be of value to website managers involved in web design and development who need to broaden a basic understanding of accessibility and usability issues.
In this three-volume set, experts from around the world spotlight the latest research on physical and psychological disabilities, as well as the social, legal, and political issues that come to bear on those people affected. These authors teach us what the disabilities are, how common they have become, what challenges people with disabilities face, what treatments are available, and whether new promising efforts for rehabilitation are on the horizon. We also learn, in these volumes, about social actions that have advanced human rights for people with disabilities in countries around the world. Yet, we learn that in these same countries, discriminatory actions against people with disabilities continue to occur. The impact of different cultural beliefs about disability are explored and these beliefs are juxtaposed against legislative responses. In all three volumes, people with disabilities share their personal narratives about events they have faced in society. They provide rich examples of how culture, social interactions, and legislation can impact on people.
Author: Simon Harper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Covering key areas of evaluation and methodology, client-side applications, specialist and novel technologies, along with initial appraisals of disabilities, this important book provides comprehensive coverage of web accessibility. Written by leading experts in the field, it provides an overview of existing research and also looks at future developments, providing a much deeper insight than can be obtained through existing research libraries, aggregations, or search engines.
Author: Friederike Kerkmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In Zeiten, in denen soziale Einbindung immer häufiger mit digitaler Partizipation einhergeht, hat der barrierefreie Zugang zum Internet und anderen zentralen Informations- und Kommunikationssystemen eine nicht zu unterschätzende Bedeutung für die gleichberechtigte Teilhabe an der Gesellschaft. Dieser Sammelband stellt die Grundlagen barrierefrei gestalteter Informationssysteme als elementaren Bestandteil einer inklusiven Informationsgesellschaft in Theorie und Praxis vor. Neben grundlegenden Fragestellungen barrierefreier Information und Kommunikation werden auch die konkrete Umsetzung von Barrierefreiheit beispielhaft an ganz unterschiedlichen Informationssystemen diskutiert sowie Möglichkeiten zur Evaluierung der Zugänglichkeit vorgestellt. Das Buch wendet sich insbesondere an Wissenschaftler, Studierende und Information Professionals aus den Bereichen Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, Web-Design und -Entwicklung und bietet auch Entscheidungsträgern und Anbietern von Informationssystemen einen - längst nicht abschließenden - Überblick über ganz unterschiedliche Facetten von Barrierefreiheit.
Author: Jon Duckett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Author: Information Resources Management Association
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2010-01-01
"This comprehensive collection offers a compendium of research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of online learning technologies, addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation and management of Web-based applications and communities, instructional design, personalized learning environments, and effective educational delivery"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Philip Kortum
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date: 2008
As technology expands and evolves, one-dimensional, graphical user interface (GUI) design becomes increasingly limiting and simplistic. Designers must meet the challenge of developing new and creative interfaces that adapt to meet human needs and technological trends. HCI Beyond the GUI provides designers with this know how by exploring new ways to reach users that involve all of the human senses. Dr. Kortum gathers contributions from leading human factors designers to present a single reference for professionals, researchers, and students. • Explores the human factors involved in the design and implementation of the nontraditional interfaces, detailing design strategies, testing methodologies, and implementation techniques • Provides an invaluable resource for practitioners who design interfaces for children, gamers and users with accessibility needs • Offers extensive case studies, examples and design guidelines