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Re: New book on accessibility

From: Simeon Keates <skeates@itasoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:02:51 -0400
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To: "Michael R. Burks" <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>

Hi,

Not yet - I'll get to work on that with LEA.

Regards,

Simeon



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Dr Simeon Keates
skeates@itasoftware.com

617-714-2611




On May 23, 2007, at 11:19 AM, Michael R. Burks wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> Is there an accessible electronic version available?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Mike Burks
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]  
> On Behalf
> Of Simeon Keates
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:34 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: New book on accessibility
>
>
> 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
>
> ---
>
>  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.
>
>
>
>
> -----
>
> Dr Simeon Keates
> skeates@itasoftware.com
>
> 617-714-2611
>
>
>
>
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>
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2007 16:02:55 GMT

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