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[Fwd: FYI: Publishing a Book Web Accessibility]

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 08:11:56 -0500
Message-ID: <3699F89C.7B140CF4@clark.net>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Mike Paciello wrote:
> Dear Friends and Colleagues:
> I am writing to you to let you know that I am writing a book on Web
> Accessibility for IDG Books World Wide. IDG Books is one of the leading
> international publishers of computer and technical books in world. They are
> most famous for their "For Dummies" series of books. This book, is not of
> that series. It is positioned in their professional series of computer
> reference publications. However, it will still enjoy wide distrbution on an
> international basis.
> As part of the writing effort (of which I am half-way through), I am
> implementing a section of the book dedicated solely to those companies and
> organizations who have their own web sites and specifically support people
> with disabilities. If you would like to have your site featured in the
> book, please respond to me by e-mail with the following information:
> 1. Name of Organization/Company
> 2. Web Site URL (address)
> 3. Description of Site and/or Mission Statement of Organization (1-2
> paragraphs at most)
> 4. If possible, please attach a bitmap image (.BMP) of your home page. This
> is not mandatory. I'll have to make decisions about how much of the page we
> can display in the book. Regardless, your entry will contain a snap shot of
> the web site in the book.
> 5. A statement granting me and the publisher the right to use this data and
> image.
> If you are not part of a company or organization, but your web site
> provides a specific service that supports people with disabilities, please
> feel free to submit your entry as well. I will be very happy t
> International organizations and companys who maintain American English
> versions of their web sites (even as a secondary option) are especially
> encouraged to submit sites. This book will be published throughout the
> world and in several different languages.
> It goes without saying that the book will be published in braille and
> electronic text for the blind.
> Please feel free to post this message to other disability-related e-mail
> listservs
> Regarding the book, for the most part it is a technical reference guide
> focusing exclusively on web accessibility. Design, programming concepts,
> multimedia, tools, utilities, emerging technology  etc..etc... More
> importantly, it is a book that I hope will increase awareness about
> accessibility and, as a result, stimulates development of accessible
> interfaces of the future.
> I am quite excited about this book. IDG is putting in an incredible effort
> to publicize it. If all goes well, we are timing the release of the book
> with the WWW8 conference in Toronto. However, I hope to have exerpts
> prepared for the 1999 CSUN Conference too.
> Regards and thanks,
> Mike Paciello
> Mike Paciello                     Email: <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
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