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Monday, December 3, 2012

My Article on Accessible HTML5 design published on MSDN magazine

Check here Building HTML5 Applications - Designing Accessibility with HTML5

Thanks go to Dennis Lembrée, Art Barstow and Lakshmi for reviewing it.


Here is the brief on the article

Designing Accessibility with HTML5

If you’re truly interested in reaching a broad audience, you’ll want to design your Web site for accessibility. Accessibility is about making Web pages easier to access, easier to use and available to everyone. In general, using the latest technologies makes accessibility easier to accomplish. Today, that means using HTML5.

To be accessible, your content needs to be available on a broad range of devices, such as ordinary computers using a keyboard or mouse, screen readers, audio browsers, devices with limited bandwidth, old browsers and computers, and mobile phones and touch devices. Moreover, it should be reachable by the widest variety of people, including those with disabilities and senior citizens, as well as people with low literacy levels or temporary illness, or who prefer using only a keyboard or mouse.

    The four key areas disability accessibility seeks to address are:
  • Hearing
  • Mobility
  • Cognitive
  • Visual

Check rest of the Accessible design article at MSDN

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