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From: Karen Mardahl
Date: Jun 26, 2014 7:53AM


Oh, of course you can do some self-promotion, Whitney. I can see I need to
update my mental automatic response mechanism to include your wonderful
book (which I reviewed, so forgetting it is extra embarrassing!)

Nancy, "A Web for Everyone" needs to be on your technical writer's
bookshelf.

Regards, Karen Mardahl



On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM, Whitney Quesenbery < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> If I can do a little self-promotion, the book I wrote with Sarah Horton, A
> Web for Everyone, is aimed at people who may not be deeply technical, but
> work in design, usability, content, QA, etc.
>
> On the publisher's site, you can bundle the print book with ePub, MOBI, and
> DAISY versions: http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/a-web-for-everyone/
>
> There are also a lot of resources freely available including our Accessible
> UX principles and guidelines with a cross-walk to WCAG, personas, (
> http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/a-web-for-everyone/resources/)
>
> Our podcast, A Podcast for Everyone, is also on the site with downloads,
> transcripts, and a link to iTunes.
> http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/a-web-for-everyone/podcast/
>
> Whitney
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM, Karen Mardahl < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Nancy
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Nancy Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I am now working with technical writer who is new to accessibility and
> > > wondering if there was any online training geared for non technical
> > > and QA people in accessibility.
> > >
> >
> > I think there are many great resources out there, but to avoid
> overwhelming
> > a newcomer to accessibility, I try to restrain myself and just list these
> > 3.
> >
> > 1. The articles on accessibility at 4 Syllables in Australia:
> > http://www.4syllables.com.au/articles/. In the section covering
> > accessibility -
> > http://www.4syllables.com.au/category/articles/accessibility/ - your
> > technical writer will find plenty to keep busy. In fact, just go straight
> > to the first article in a special 17-part series of articles:
> > http://www.4syllables.com.au/2010/09/accessibility-web-writers-part-1/.
> >
> > 2. The "Just Ask" book by Shawn Lawton Henry is brilliant. It's an online
> > book, so you can't beat the cost! (There's a paper version, too. Plus, a
> > second edition is planned for 2014.) Visit
> > http://uiaccess.com/JustAsk/index.html today!
> >
> > 3. Finally, this list lives in the home of a mountain of useful resources
> > for your technical writer: http://webaim.org!
> >
> > Well, OK, I'll squeeze in one more resource. WAI. Start with the overview
> > at http://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/Overview.html and then dive in
> > where it looks most relevant to your needs. A lot of good people have put
> > and are putting a lot of energy into making this a valuable resource that
> > answers your questions. Pay them back by using the site and sharing it.
> >
> > Regards, Karen Mardahl, tweeting at @stcaccess as a technical writer who
> is
> > passionate about accessibility, but who has lately been swamped with too
> > much work to tweet
> > > > > > > >
> > > >