Practical Web Accessibility

A new book, designed as a practical guide to access needs


This book will guide you through a broad range of access needs, the barriers users often face, and provide practical advice on how your sites can help rather than hinder. Going beyond advice tailored solely for developers, this book offers potential improvements for designers, developers, user experience professionals, QA and testers, so that everyone involved in building a website can benefit.

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  • Author

    Ashley Firth
  • Publisher

  • Release date

    7th December 2019
  • Formats

    Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN 10

  • ISBN 13



This book comes complete with practical examples you can use in your own sites and, for the first time in any web accessibility book, access needs experienced by those with mental health disorders and cognitive impairments are comprehensively covered. Applicable to projects old and new, Practical Web Accessibility gives you all the information you need to ensure that your sites are truly accessible for the modern, inclusive web.

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  • Practical examples:

  • Available on:

    Github & this site!
  • Chapters:

    1. Introduction
    2. Blindness
    3. Low vision and Colour Blindness
    4. Motor disabilities
    5. Deafness and Hard of hearing
    6. Cognitive impairments
    7. Mental health
    8. Imagery
    9. Communication
    10. New technologies
    11. Tools and QA
    12. Conclusion


Ashley Firth is Head of Front-end Development and Accessibility at award-winning energy supplier Octopus Energy. He was shortlisted for 2018 Young Energy Professional of the Year for customer service, spoke at the Festival of Marketing about web accessibility, and was part of eConsultancy’s first ever Neurodiversity report. He is a published writer for Web Designer Magazine and acts as a consultant to other companies to help them improve their accessibility.

Want to know more? Ashley's site
  • From

    Southampton, UK
  • Socials

  • Speaking

    Festival of Marketing 2018
  • Writing

    Web Designer Magazine,

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