Pro HTML5 Accessibility – review
A new book Pro HTML5 Accessibility by Joshue O’connor.
The book is a valiant attempt at covering a voluminous, complex and fast changing subject area. The chapters I liked (my area of interest) were those that make good primers to understanding AT and accessibility APIs:
- Chapter 2: Understanding Disability and Assistive Technology
- Chapter 4 API and DOM
I also appreciated the overview Chapter 9: HTML5, Usability and User-Centered Design, a subject area which is one of Joshue’s strong suits.
The static format of the printed book (and unfortunately the PDF copy links were not linked) does not lend itself to ease of access to the many valuable links to resources that are liberally sprinkled throughout the book. Chapters 11: WCAG 2.0 Client-Side Scripting Techniques and 12: Definition of WAI-ARIA Roles is information available online, and subject to change over time and therefore more appropriately accessed online.
Solid information on a complex subject area. If you buy it, get an ebook version to more easily access the feast of pointers to online resources.