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1. Introducing Universal Design

Chapter 1. Introducing Universal Design

There’s a popular, and probably apocryphal, story that features a naval officer (sometimes it’s a businessman) who receives a performance review that reads: “This officer never makes the same mistake twice. However, he appears to be attempting to make them all once.”

Over the life span of the Web, we’ve learned a lot about what not to do. Sometimes, this trail of “don’ts” leads us in the direction of the “do.” But all too often, another “don’t” is lurking around the corner. Because of all of the complexities involved with heterogeneous servers and protocols and languages and authoring tools and browsers—and don’t get us started about the users—we as web tradespeople are all too happy to give up on finding the right way to build our content, once we’ve found some way to build it.


  

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