Book Architecture is committed to providing a website that's accessible—and usable—to all visitors, including those using non-visual browsers. To the best of our knowledge, the site complies with two key sets of accessibility recommendations: the U.S. Federal Government's Section 508 guidelines, and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Priority 1). In practice this means that the site adheres to certain common sense rules of web development, of which some examples follow.
- Relative font sizing. This technique ensures that all visitors can easily change the site's default font size in their browser—a crucial feature for those with poor vision.
- Information indicated with color is also indicated without color. While this practice benefits everyone, it particularly helpful for colorblind visitors, who can have difficulty identifying links that rely on color only.
- Link text clearly identifies the destination of each link. Another technique that improves usability for everyone, this practice is essential for blind and visually impaired visitors who use special browsers that cull a list of links from the page to aid navigation.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our site developer, MANOVERBOARD.