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eBook project on Universal Design for the Web

From: Howard Kramer <howard.kramer@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:13:09 -0600
To: "w3c-wai-eo@w3.org" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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Dear Colleagues,

I may have mentioned on some of the calls that I'm working on an eBook to accompany the online class I teach on: Universal Design for Digital Media (btw - the focus is primarily on web design).

The impetus for this really came out of the Continuing Ed. Department where I teach out of. They wanted a free book they could offer students for the class. Once the book is developed it can be offered to anyone for free - for other courses or however folks choose to use it. The plan would be to distribute it under a creative commons agreement. The book would eventually be imported into an Indesign and accessible ePub format. I've also listed it as a complementary project for the Universal Design grant I'm working on (I know I've mentioned that).

After talking with Shawn we decided it made sense to see if anyone from EOWG wanted to contribute to the book. It's posted up on a wiki at http://webdevgroupcu.org/wiki/index.php?title=Ebook. There's content in the Introduction, Chapter 1, 2 & 11. You'll have to sign up and request access to contribute to the book. I could port this over to the EOWG wiki if the group decides they want to take this on as an official EOWG project (Shawn - correct me if I'm phrasing this incorrectly).

Another thought that occurred to me (I haven't shared this idea yet with Shawn so feel free to close down this in the bud) was that many of the topics in the book have already been done by EOWG in the various resources developed by the group. We/I could import the material where it fits in the book. The chapters that included EOWG stuff could be credited to the group (and specifically the individual folks who worked on that resource). Just a thought.

I look forward to your feedback and possible collaboration.

(BTW - Accessing Higher Ground early registration ends next Friday: http://accessinghigherground.org/

Enjoy the holiday (or at least the week off),
-Howard
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