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Pro HTML5 Accessibility: Building an Inclusive Web by Joshue O Connor

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C H A P T E R   1

Introduction to HTML5 Accessibility

In this chapter, I will introduce accessibility, define what it is, and discuss why you should be paying attention to reducing the barriers to access that might exist for many people in the systems you build. We will also look at HTML5 and examine its main differences from HTML 4—and you’ll see what this means for accessibility as well as how those differences will impact the way you build web sites and applications.

Introduction to HTML5: The New Wave

HTML5 is here. It is the new lingua franca for the Web. So what is it? HTML5 is the new version of HTML 4, XHTML1, and DOM Level 2 HTML. It has moved HTML from being a relatively simple document markup language to being a sophisticated platform ...

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