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.
Taylor & Francis
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Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning
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Baker, S.C. (2014) Making it work for everyone: HTML5 and CSS level 3 for responsive, accessible design on your library's web site. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 8(3-4). doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2014.945825