User Experience on the Web

Accessibility Books

Handpicked list of recommended accessibility (A11Y) 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 Human Factors

How Inclusion Shapes Design

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.

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  • Publisher: The MIT Press
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  • Pages: 156
Cover of the book 'A Web for Everyone' by Sarah Horton, Whitney Quesenbery Human Factors

A Web for Everyone
Designing Accessible User Experiences

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.

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  • Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
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  • Pages: 288
Cover of the book 'Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population' by Jeff Johnson, Kate Finn Human Factors

Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population
Towards Universal Design

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.

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  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
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  • Pages: 258
Cover of the book 'Pro HTML5 Accessibility' by Joshue O. Connor Human Factors

Pro HTML5 Accessibility
Building an Inclusive Web

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.

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  • Publisher: Apress
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  • Pages: 386
Cover of the book 'Accessibility Handbook' by Katie Cunningham Human Factors

Accessibility Handbook

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.

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media
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  • Pages: 96
Cover of the book 'Inclusive Design for a Digital World' by Regine M. Gilbert Human Factors

Inclusive Design for a Digital World
Designing with Accessibility in Mind

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.

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  • Publisher: Apress
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  • Pages: 298