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1st Edition

Designing for Accessibility
A Business Guide to Countering Design Exclusion

ISBN 9780805860979
Published October 19, 2006 by CRC Press
184 Pages

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Book Description

A step by step guide, this book covers how to design products that offer the right combination of functionality, usability, and accessibility for all consumers. The author articulates why these three elements can make the critical difference in remaining competitive and economically viable over the long term. He provides insightful case studies that illustrate the corporate benefits for designing accessibility, in addition to carefully selected and valuable figures and tables. Demystifying what is involved in designing inclusive products for all users, the book highlights numerous examples for designers, such as creating a tool for Web browsing for older adults, as well as digital television access. This volume is a beneficial resource for business managers, policymakers, as well as corporate and design researchers to ensure the practical realization of accessible technology for all segments of society.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Designing for Accessibility. Making the Business Case for Accessibility. Implementing Design for Accessibility in Industry. The Role of Senior Management. The Role of Project Management. Filling the Skills Gap. Case Study: Making Expertise Available Within a Company. Putting Accessibility Into the Design Process. Case Study: Designing for Accessibility in Practice. Involving Users in the Design Process. Conducting Sessions With Users. Case Study: Investigating the Accessibility of Digital Television for Older Adults.

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