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Web Accessibility

A Foundation for Research

  • Yeliz Yesilada
  • Simon Harper


  • The only book to cover the broad spectrum of research accessibility and its relationship to the Web

  • Edited by the founders of the only Web Accessibility Research conference

  • Entirely new and updated and covering Mobile Web Technology and Web Applications as well as Web content


Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Understanding Disabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Armando Barreto, Scott Hollier
      Pages 3-17
    3. Shari Trewin
      Pages 19-33
    4. Raja Kushalnagar
      Pages 35-47
    5. Lisa Seeman, Clayton Lewis
      Pages 49-58
    6. Sri Kurniawan, Andrew Arch, Sean-Ryan Smith
      Pages 93-119
    7. Abi Roper, Stephanie Wilson, Timothy Neate, Jane Marshall
      Pages 121-131
  3. Conducting Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Tom Babinszki, Anna Cavender, Michael Gower, Jeffery Hoehl, Darcy Lima, Erich Manser et al.
      Pages 135-152
    3. Christopher Power, Helen Petrie
      Pages 153-168
    4. Andrew Arch, Lisa Seeman, Sarah Pulis, Glenda Sims
      Pages 169-183
    5. Sukru Eraslan, Chris Bailey
      Pages 185-210
    6. Caroline Jay, Robert Haines
      Pages 211-221
  4. Society and Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Shadi Abou-Zahra, Judy Brewer
      Pages 225-246
    3. Jonathan Lazar
      Pages 247-261
    4. Jane Seale, Sheryl Burgstahler, Björn Fisseler
      Pages 263-279

About this book


New and fully updated to cover the last 10 years of accessibility research published since the first edition, this book covers key areas of evaluation and methodology, client-side applications, specialist and novel technologies, along with initial appraisals of disabilities. It provides comprehensive coverage of Web accessibility research.

Building on the first, this second edition places more focus on Mobile Web technologies, Web applications, the Internet of Things and future developments where the Web as we know it is blending into infrastructure, and where Web based interface design has become predominant.

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. In tackling the subject from a research rather than a practitioner standpoint, scientists, engineers and postgraduate students will find a definitive and foundational text that includes field overviews, references, issues, new research, problems and solutions, and opinions from industrial experts and renowned academics from leading international institutions including W3C, Google, IBM, and CMU, Colorado and Lisbon Universities. 


Web Accessibility social inclusion world wide web mobile web technologies web applications internet of things web-based interaction design

Editors and affiliations

  • Yeliz Yesilada
    • 1
  • Simon Harper
    • 2
  1. 1.Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus CampusGüzelyurtTurkey
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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