Designing for Accessibility: A Business Guide to Countering Design Exclusion

1st Edition

Simeon Keates

CRC Press
Published October 19, 2006
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9780805860979 - CAT# ER8947
Series: Human Factors and Ergonomics

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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.

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