Required Reading

Where appropriate, required reading will be made available in PDF form prior to the workshop. If you need the readings made available to you in a different format, please let the workshop organizers know as soon as possible.

Session 1

Session 2

  • Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability, “The ADA 20 Years Later: An Executive Summary,” July 2010. Available here

Session 3

  • George H. Williams, “Disability, Universal Design, and the Digital Humanities,” Debates in Digital Humanities. University of Minnesota Press. Available here
  • “How People with Disabilities Use the Web,” Web Accessibility Initiative. Available here
  • “Considering the User Perspective: A Summary of Design Issues,” Web Accessibility Initiative WebAIM

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Recommended Reading

Those who are interested in knowing more about accessibility and digital environments should consult some or all of the following books.

Universal Design for Web Applications: Web Applications That Reach Everyone, by Wendy Chisholm & Matt May. Sebastapol, CA: O’Reilly Media, 2008.

Pro HTML5 Accessibility, by Joshue O Connor. Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2012.

HTML5 for Web Designers, by Jeremy Keith. New York, NY: A Book Apart, 2011.

Responsive Web Design, by Ethan Marcotte. New York, NY: A Book Apart, 2011.

Designing with Web Standards, by Jeffrey Zeldman. 3rd edition. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2009.


Michael Guill, Creating an Accessible Web Infographic,

Clarizza Fernandez, How to Create an Accessible Infographic,