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23. HTML VS. PRINT BOOKS

HAPPILY FOR BLIND CONSUMERS, SOME REAL WORLD REFERENCE BOOKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AS CYBERSPACE BOOKS WHICH ENABLES SPOKEN ACCESS USING A SCREEN READER.

HOWEVER, THE WORD-FINDER AND SUBJECT-IDENTIFIER BENEFITS FOUND IN PRINT BOOK INDEXES, MAY NOT ALSO BE A PART OF THESE SAME BOOKS WHEN THEY ARE COMPUTER FILES ON A WEBSITE.

AS AN EXAMPLE, THE PUBLICATION WEB ACCESSIBILITY, WEB STANDARDS AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE HAS A 20-PAGE A-TO-Z INDEX, BUT THIS CRITICAL RETRIEVAL TOOL IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THE HTML VERSION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK.

SUBSEQUENTLY, WHENEVER A PUBLISHER DOES NOT PRODUCE A ALPHABETICAL LIST OF REFERENCE WORDS WITH LINKS TO THEIR CHAPTER FILES, A PRINT HANDICAPPED READER WORKAROUND IS NEEDED, AS FOLLOWS:

1. SELECT A TERM OF INTEREST FROM THE PRINT BOOK INDEX AND NOTE THE RELATED PAGE NUMBER

2. DETERMINE FROM THE PRINT BOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS WHICH CHAPTER NUMBER INCLUDES THIS PAGE NUMBER

3. NEXT, AT THIS E-BOOK SITE OPEN THE LINK FOR THE MATCHING CHAPTER NUMBER

4. FINALLY, ENTER THE DESIRED TERM IN YOUR BROWSER FIND-A-WORD TOOL

UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THE POWER OF "CHECK THE INDEX" WHEN ACCESSING MOST ONLINE HTML REFERENCE BOOKS.

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