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Accessibility Books


Reading list of recommended UX books on accessibility. The books are relevant for everyone who wants their products to be accessible (inclusive) to those with aural, visual, or physical disabilities.

Cover of the book 'Mismatch' by Kat Holmes

Cover of Mismatch by Kat Holmes.

The MIT Press, 2018
156 pages

How Inclusion Shapes Design

Human Factors

Written by Google UX design director Kat Holmes, the book describes how design can lead to exclusion, and how designing for inclusion by designing with, rather than for excluded users, can be a source of innovation for digital technologies.

Cover of the book 'A Web for Everyone' by Sarah Horton, Whitney Quesenbery

Cover of A Web for Everyone by Sarah Horton, Whitney Quesenbery.

Rosenfeld Media, 2014
288 pages

A Web for Everyone
Designing Accessible User Experiences

Human Factors

Written by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery. Sarah is a consultant for strategic planning for websites and web applications. Whitney specializes in user research. The book is about making websites accessible without sacrificing design or innovation.

Cover of the book 'Inclusive Design for a Digital World' by Regine M. Gilbert

Cover of Inclusive Design for a Digital World by Regine M. Gilbert.

Apress, 2019
298 pages

Inclusive Design for a Digital World
Designing with Accessibility in Mind

Human Factors

Written by user experience designer, and educator, Regine Gilbert. The book discusses and explains in step-by-step solutions, how to create digital products which are accessible to as many different users as possible.

Cover of the book 'Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population' by Jeff Johnson, Kate Finn

Cover of Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population by Jeff Johnson, Kate Finn.

Morgan Kaufmann, 2017
258 pages

Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population
Towards Universal Design

Human Factors

Written by Assistant Professor and Co-Founder and Principal at Wiser Usability, Inc., Jeff Johnson. The book presents age-friendly design guidelines that are well-established, agreed-upon, research-based, actionable, and applicable.

Cover of the book 'Pro HTML5 Accessibility' by Joshue O. Connor

Cover of Pro HTML5 Accessibility by Joshue O. Connor.

Apress, 2012
386 pages

Pro HTML5 Accessibility
Building an Inclusive Web

Human Factors

Written by technology consultant and internationally recognised inclusive design expert, Joshue O Connor. The book helps designers come to grips with building exciting, accessible and usable web sites and applications with HTML5.

Cover of the book 'Accessibility Handbook' by Katie Cunningham

Cover of Accessibility Handbook by Katie Cunningham.

O'Reilly Media, 2012
96 pages

Accessibility Handbook

Human Factors

Written by Katie Cunningham, the book contains practical guidelines to create accessible websites which conform to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act. Learn what works best without having to exclude advanced functions.

Accessibility and Inclusive design books #

Welcome to our curated collection of recommended books on Accessibility (a11y) and Inclusive Design. This selection offers comprehensive insights into the principles, techniques, and methodologies crucial for creating digital experiences that cater to diverse user needs.

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