Publication Date

10-3-2014

Abstract

This article argues that accessibility and universality are essential to good web design. A brief review of library science literature sets the issue of web accessibility in context. The bulk of the article explains the design philosophies of progressive enhancement and responsive web design, and summarizes recent updates to WCAG 2.0, HTML5, CSS Level 3, and WAI-ARIA. The final section of the paper walks readers through the website creation process. The tools and techniques described in the article can be used to create a library website which can be accessed equally by all patrons without sacrificing aesthetics or usability at any level.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Type (DCMI Terms)

Text

Journal

Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning

Volume Number

8

Issue Number

3-4

First Page Number

118

Last Page Number

136

Identifier

DOI 10.1080/1533290X.2014.945825

Type

Article

Department

Library

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning on October 03 2014, available online: www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1533290X.2014.945825

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