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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   4

API and DOM

In this chapter, we’ll consider how screen readers work in more detail and take a look at the DOM and accessibility APIs that are used by assistive technology (AT) to access web content. This is important to understand. Although some of this stuff might seem a little abstract or academic and this chapter is not vital for you to build accessible HTML5 content, it will help. By design, it’s also short.

Image Note As previously mentioned, although screen readers are not the only technology people with disabilities use to access the Web, they are arguably the most complex. Also, the technical accessibility support requirements ...

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