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By Whitney Quesenbery, Sarah Horton

When you are in command of the consumer adventure, improvement, or approach for an internet site, A internet for Everyone can assist you are making your website available with no sacrificing layout or innovation. Rooted in common layout ideas, this booklet offers recommendations: useful recommendation and examples of ways to create websites that everybody can use.

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Choose an accessibility strategy Accessibility is not black and white, on and off. You should aim for full accessibility, but when you hit roadblocks, it’s helpful to think about a range of approaches, listed here from most to least desirable. • Universal (or inclusive) design—one site. Everyone has the same means of use, with elements that work for everyone, no matter what interaction mode is chosen. The goal of this book is to help you create universal or inclusive websites and apps, so no one is left out of the experience.

On many sites, there is so much crammed in that I can’t find anything at all. It just makes my head hurt to even try. I like the sites that are simple and don’t have so many decisions I have to make. When I find a site that works for me, I stick to it. I have a nice health site that I use most of the time. For anything else, I just search. How to Design for a Clear Purpose Design for universal usability is an excellent way to arrive at a clear purpose. You can focus on necessary features, avoiding elements that are not essential to the product purpose.

2 Accessible WordPress modified Twenty Ten theme: http://accessible. de/2011/01/accessible-1-0/ For this variation (or child theme), the designer, Sylvia Egger, added a few features to make the site accessible: • • • • • Accessible color contrast meeting WCAG AAA Better keyboard handling with visible focus Link hover and active states so it’s easier to see Skip to content links at the top Headings for sidebars to help identify the content That’s it. And you can barely tell the difference in the overall look of the design.

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