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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   2

Understanding Disability and Assistive Technology

In this chapter, we will look at a range of different types of disability and examples of some of the assistive technology (AT) that is used by people with disabilities. This chapter will help you to gain a greater understanding of what it means to have a disability and how having a disability changes the way web content is consumed by a user of AT.

Understanding Your Users

One of the hardest things for developers who are trying to build accessible web sites is to successfully understand the needs of their users. You should consider the potential needs from a couple of different angles. First, you must think about the functional requirements of the users, such as the tasks ...

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