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Re: Accessibility book cover art

From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:17:47 -0500
Message-ID: <4fe0d05d.41203c0a.1cfd.3db3@mx.google.com>
To: James Craig <james@cookiecrook.com>
Cc: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
hahaha  well James, we don't all have the eye for 
design that you do. And anyway, Jeff worked for 
IBM for 25 years, which explains some of it.  I 
remember when we assigned an corporate team to a 
kid's toys nonprofit for an early AIR competition 
and the poor NPO thought they were going to get 
lively graphic toy shapes in primary colors but 
ended up with grey and dark blue boxes :(

...and Joe Clark made fun of the fact that 
Maximum Accessibility was printed in large print 
- which, by the way, John Slatin insisted on.

In the meantime, read Jeff's blog and see what 
you think of his ideas about how we should talk 
about accessibility and if the business case has 
relevance (my opinion is, no it does not convince)


At 11:20 AM 6/19/2012, James Craig wrote:
>No disrespect intended to the content of Jeff's 
>book. I'm sure it is well-reasoned and useful, 
>but why is it that accessibility books 
>frequently have such terrible cover art? First, 
>the goatse on Joe Clark's book, now this one, 
>that looks like a slightly tweaked detail of a 
>poster for The Human Centipede. I detect a new 
>take on the old barn star subterfuge.
>Ahem. Opinions are my own.
>I must also disclaim that Iā€™m not including 
>all cover art. I admit partiality to the Italian 
>Greyhound on the cover of Wendy and Mattā€™s book.
>On Jun 19, 2012, at 8:28 AM, Sharron Rush 
><<mailto:srush@knowbility.org>srush@knowbility.org> wrote:
>>Sharing this post from Jeff Kline, author of 
>>the recently published book, "Strategic IT 
>>Accessibility, Enabling the Organization"
>>>Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:39:54 -0500
>>>From: Jeff Kline 
>>>As you may be aware,  I recently created 
>>><http://strategicaccessibility.com/wp/>a new 
>>>blog that focuses on "big picture 
>>>"accessibility issues.  My hope is that it 
>>>will generate a bit of lively conversation and 
>>>ideas around overarching governance and 
>>>business issues that are inhibiting large 
>>>scale adoption of ICT accessibility. I wanted 
>>>to personally invite you to read and comment 
>>>on the post. I hope you find it thought 
>>>provoking...whether you agree or disagree :-)
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