Self designed, written and illustrated this book aims to open the discussion of accessibility on the Internet to a wider audience. The story follows Ellie Elephant as she learns the four principles of accessible web design : Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust.
Text on back cover of book: Ellie loves the World Wide Web. She also loves her friend Benny. In 'Ellie Makes a POUR-fect Website', Ellie learns how to make a website that all of her friends can use.
Text from book: (Benny tries to use a screen reader) Sometimes, his computer doesn't make any sense and Benny gets confused.
Text from book: Ellie asks her computer teacher, Mr. Tim Pixel, "Mr. Tim is there a way to make websites that everyone like Benny can use?" "There sure is Ellie!" says Mr. Tim. "What you need for the perfect website, is a POUR-fect recipe!"
Text from book: Ellie reads Mr. Tim's recipe: "Perceivable Operable Understandable, How to make POUR-fect websites in 4 easy steps.
Text from book: Step 1. Perceivable (That is a big word that means to See, Read, Hear and Touch.) The POUR-fect website has many different was to perceive something. Ellie can See the pictures and Read the words. Benny can Hear the words and even Touch the words. This is what the P in POUR-fect means.
Text from book: Step 4. Robust (That's a fancy word meaning something can be used a lot.) Now everyone can play on a Phone, Laptop or Tablet. They can play if they can't See or Hear. POUR-fect websites can be used Anywhere. Robust is what the R in POUR-fect means.
When Ellie finishes reading the recipe, she gets to work making a website for Benny.
Text from book: [after learning the 4 steps Ellie applies what she has learned] She makes sure that everything is in the right order. Her site is now Operable!
Ellie Elephant crocheted toy based on pattern by Hooked by Kati (hookedbykati.etsy.com)