Congrats to Stephen Yang (@syangman) and Luis Perez (@lfp72) for their speedy retweets, which won them a signed version of my new book, The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology. If you’re interested, Disaboom.com wrote a lovely review of the book — thanks, Disaboom (@disaboom)!
Also, a big shout-out to all those that helped promote the book, including Michael Janger (@MichaelJanger), who has a new blog on hearing accessibility issues; the National Center on Technology Innovation (@NCTI); Web Axe (@webaxe), which has a podcast on accessibility; the Center for Implementing Technology in Education (@TechnologyInEd), among others.
In February 2010, we’re (me and the book publishers) are planning a book signing and press event at the New York City Public Library. Specifically, it is set to be held at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, and will be made available in alternative formats, including braille and audio, by ReadHowYouWant.com (@readhowyouwant). Hope you can pencil it into your calendars for 2010!
And finally, Disaboom has added my book to their excellent Holiday Guide for 2009. The annual guide includes articles and resources on accessible travel, special gifts for special kids, adaptive ski camps, and locations of Signing Santas for hearing-impaired kids.
The guide also includes Disaboom’s Second Annual Best Books List, which includes a dozen reviewed books, including mine and such notables as Nadine Vogel’s (@NadineVogel) “convincing” Dive In: Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity, and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce and Alan Brightman’s (@abrightman) Disabilityland, which Disaboom calls “one of the most moving, beautiful, and wise book ever written about living with disability. Indeed, Disaboom is spot-on, again.
By Suzanne Robitaille (@suzrobitaille)