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New book on accessibility

From: Simeon Keates <skeates@itasoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 10:34:12 -0400
Message-Id: <7FD8819E-0CCA-4573-90AF-A14087C9EFD0@itasoftware.com>
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Hi,

I'm very pleased to announce a new book on accessibility.

"Design for Accessibility: A business guide to accessibility" is now  
available from Lawrence Erlbaum (via sites such as Amazon).

Thanks (and sorry for the self-plug).

Simeon

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 From the back cover:

“This is a practical, how-to-do-it manual for designers, strategists,  
design and innovation managers and new product developers.  At the  
heart of Dr Keates’ book is the message that modern companies, and in  
particular those in the all important IT and communication  
industries, need to travel the journey from implementing accessible  
technology for compliance reasons such as Section 508, to delivering  
products and services that support a person’s total quality of life.   
Achieving this will require business transformation of a significant  
order, but, as the book demonstrates, the rationale, methods, tools  
and techniques are all there.  Thanks to Dr. Keates’ book, putting  
this into practice becomes a feasible and relatively risk-free project.”
                                                            Roger  
Coleman
Professor of Inclusive Design and Director, Helen Hamlyn Research  
Centre, The Royal College of Art, London


“This exceptional ‘how to’ handbook for businesses has finally  
managed to connect the dots between functionality, usability and  
accessibility in a way that is both insightful and relevant. Dr.  
Keates’ assertion that the right combination of these three elements  
can make the critical difference in remaining competitive and  
economically viable over the long term is a critical message for  
corporations today.  Designing with accessibility in mind isn’t about  
appealing to a niche market of people with disabilities; it’s about  
making your products, services, and solutions available to and usable  
by all people, regardless of age or ability.”

Frances W. West
                                                               
Director, IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center


“Getting businesses to redesign their processes to embed designing  
for accessibility in every stage of product development is a  
Herculean task….until now.  Simeon Keates guides us through a  
disability-sensitive rationale for why universal design for  
accessibility is an essential business strategy today and provides us  
with a comprehensive plan to accomplish it.”
                                                               John  
D. Kemp
                                                               Powers  
Pyles Sutter and Verville, P.C.




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Dr Simeon Keates
skeates@itasoftware.com

617-714-2611
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2007 14:34:28 GMT

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