by Andrew Kirkpatrick

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July 31, 2006

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A new accessibility book hit the shelves last Monday. Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance is the collective work of several well-known names in accessibility, including Jim Thatcher. This is the new version of the standard reference “Constructing Accessible Websites” that Jim and others wrote a few years back, so the format and cover image are similar, but with updated and new content.
I wrote chapters on PDF accessibility and an overview of accessible technologies and co-authored/updated the chapter on Flash accessibility with Bob Regan. I’m very happy with the book, and I’m sure you’ll find it invaluable.


  • By Flash Books - 8:53 AM on August 18, 2006  

    Flash Books

    Clear, visual approach but does not show cool stuff. Beginners only. 8 / 10 Great book if you like to start f…

  • By Nate Klaiber - 9:01 PM on August 30, 2006  

    Looking forward to reading this book! I just added it to Amazon and will be ordering it tomorrow.

  • By charlie - 6:41 PM on April 4, 2007  

    I’m looking for two presentation files offered at the March 07 CSUN conference. Andrew Fitzpatrick co-presented on PDF and Flash accessibility and indicated the presentation files would be available here. I’m probably just missing them.
    Can someone point me in the right direction?

  • By Marvin - 11:35 PM on April 5, 2007  

    Hi Bob,
    We went to Columbia together. Good to see you doing big things, bud!

  • By Shawn - 5:56 PM on December 8, 2007  

    fyi, The first chapter, “Understanding Web Accessibility”, is available online at