Laura’s book Accessibility For Everyone


#1

Hello everyone!

If you’re someone who makes websites, you might be interested that I’ve written a book about web accessibility called Accessibility For Everyone. It’s out next month, and you can find out more on my personal site:


#2

Really looking forward to reading this, Laura! You’re certainly qualified to write it.


#3

nice! :slight_smile: looking forward ordering. the only downside, abookapart should finally figure out getting a distributor over here in europe. the shipping rates are way too steep. :frowning:


#4

Thanks! I really hope you find it valuable :relaxed:


#5

Oh yes. It is pretty expensive to ship their books (I have most of them.) Unfortunately, they’re so small, that I’m not sure it’s financially viable for them. At least there is an ebook!


#6

yep ordering a single book doesn’t make no sense at all. i have 12 books from them so far and i normally order in batches. i wait until i have 5 or 6 titles to order at once at least then it is “ok” to go ahead. but still a pricey endeavor. and true it is a tough one for them that things stay sane and financially viable. but maybe they should team with rosenfeld media. they have a distributor in the uk. less pricey shipping and way faster delivery. anyway there are a few nice titles out and a few more to come so i guess i will order yours and a few others as soon as rachel andrews css book will be out. :wink: and ebooks aren’t really an option for me by the way. i prefer printed pieces :wink: easier to browse and make annotations. :wink:


#7

Really looking forward to it, and a fantastic title as well :slight_smile: I feel accessibility should be an integral part of the design process, as it benefits everybody, not an add-on afterthought


#8

That’s why it’s at the core of the Ethical Design Manifesto. :blush:


#9

I want to see the annotations!


#10

you mean the to be made annotations to your book as soon as i’ve read it? we can arrange that. normally it is a mix of highlighting with markers, post it notes paired with notes on it and in a few cases annotations and notes with a pencil on the particular pages.


#11

Yes please! I’d love to know how you use the book :smile:


#12

haha ok as soon as i bought and read you will get pics. :wink: design for real life looks that way for example. :wink:


#13

I love Design For Real Life, it’s such a great book. Though with the size of A Book Apart books, that looks more postits than pages…! :wink:


#14

maaaaaybe :wink: possibly in sum it could be. i have at times up to 3 postits on one page. marking and annotating separate parts. leads to a bit bloated book :wink: bit thicker in size :wink: and yep incredible book; so far my favorite a book apart title and maybe one of the most relevant titles overall imho


#15

Awesome Laura you are doing awesome job!


#16

yay finally ordered your book @laura . so fast abookapart are in regards of shipping, they actually needed less than 90 minutes from ordering until shipping, but their rates are still bonkers. feels like they got even a little bit more pricey in that regard. 52 dollars shipping for nine books. :confused: anyway looking forward to the book. :slight_smile:


#17

Thank you!! :blush:

The shipping cost is huge outside of the US :pensive: I’ve started planning getting boxes of books shipped over so I can sell them at events in Europe and save people the shipping costs!

Still, hopefully with nine books it worked out at slightly better value. And the A Book Apart books are really good. I’m halfway through Rachel’s CSS Layouts book and it’s so useful.


#18

great idea about selling those books on conferences! or you do the whole european distribution for a book apart? :wink:

yep overall it makes a slighty better value. the price for a single book is 21$. with 9 books only 2,5$ for shipping are added for each. but that is only possible with the discount for +4 books which leads to 17,75$ per book.

and yep the css layout book i also ordered ;))) was also a no brainer to order like with your book :wink:

and pity was thinking about going to berlin for the accessibility club. but on a monday just for an afternoon for a few hours to berlin doesn’t really justify a 5 hour drive one ways. :wink: wouldnt be the best choice ecologically :wink: