Suggested Reading

This is a list of Suggested Reading for accessibility, disability, internet accessibility/usability, usability, and technical communication. You may use Google Search to find the publishers and order from them.

Suggested Books

Table contents

The first column is a list of book titles. The second column lists the author.

Title Author
Accessibility, Usability, Software and Web Design
The Mythical Man Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity by Alan Cooper
Summary: The Inmates Are Running The Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How To Restore the Sanity by BusinessNews Publishing
Letting Go of the Words, Second Edition by Janice (Ginny) Redish
Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities by Mike Paciello
A Web for Everyone by Sarah Horton
Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability by Sarah Horton
Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind by Kel Smith
HTML5 in Action by Rob Crowther
Pro HTML5 Accessibility by Joshue O Connor
The Language of Content Strategy by Scott Abel & Rahel Baily
Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set, Test! by Carol M. Barnum
Microsoft Word 2010 for Medical and Technical Writers by Maxine Okazaki PhD
User and Task Analysis for Interface Design by JoAnn T. Hackos
Universal Design for Web Applications: Web by Wendy Chisholm
Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition) by Jeffrey Zeldman
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulations by Richard Rutter
Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach by Steve Krug
Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach, Revisited by Steve Krug
Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference by Jennifer Niederst
Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points by Matthew Linderman
Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability by Caroline Jarrett
The Accessible Museum: Model Programs of Accesibility for Disabled and Older People by Amer Assn of Museums
Manual of Museum Planning by Barry Lord and Gail Dexter Lord
E-Commerce Usability: Tools and Techniques to Perfect the On-Line Experience by David Travis
Accessible Technology in Today’s Business by Gary Moulton
Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All by Barbara T. Mates
Anthropometric Methods: Designing to Fit the Human Body (Monographs in Human Factors and Ergonomics) by John A. Jr. Roebuck
The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design by Alvin R. Tilley, Henry Dreyfuss Associates
Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles) by Deepti Gupta, Norsaadah Zakaria
Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design by Eric Meyer
CSS: The Definitive Guide by Eric A. Meyer
The Book of CSS3: A Developer’s Guide to the Future of Web Design by Peter Gasston
The Mobile Web Designer’s Idea Book: The Ultimate Guide to Trends, Themes and Styles in Mobile Web Design by Patrick McNeil
The Non-Designer’s Web Book, 3rd Edition by Robin Williams
The Non-Designer’s Design Book (3rd Edition) by Robin Williams
The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book by Robin Williams
The Non-Designer’s InDesign Book by Robin Williams
The Non-Designer’s Photoshop Book by Robin Williams
The Non-Designer’s Illustrator Book by Robin Williams
How to Make an Ebook Cover: For Non-Designers by Kate Harper
Managing Mailing Lists: Majordomo, LISTSERV, Listproc, and SmartList by Alan Schwartz PH.D.
Employment
Learning a Living: A Guide to Planning Your Career and Finding a Job for People with Learning Disabiliites, Attention Deficit Disorder, by Dale S. Brown
I’d Rather Be Working by Gayle Backstrom
Job Discrimination II: How to Fight…How to Win…Plus 2006 Supplement by Jeffrey M. Bernbach
Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits by David A. Morton III
How to Get SSI & Social Disability: An Insider’s Step by Step Guide by Mike Davis
Job Search Handbook for People With Disabilities by Daniel J. Ryan
Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities by Richard N. Bolles
Working in the Dark: Keeping Your Job While While Dealing with Depression by Fawn Fitter
Blindsided: A Manager’s Guide to Catastrophic Incidents in the Workplace by Bruce T. Blythe
Depression, Stress, Fatigue, Chronic Pain
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulnes… by Thich Nhat Hanh
Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness by Burton Goldberg
Flipchart: A Unique Communicatio Tool by Bryan C. Merton
Exercises for Chemotherapy Patients by Harry Raftopoulous
Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User’s Guide by Emil Pascarelli M.D.
It’s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! by Suparna Damany
Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction by Mary Vining Radomski
Overcoming Arthritis: How to Relieve Pain and Restore Mobility Through a Unique Tai Chi Program by Paul Lam
T’ai Chi in a Chair: Easy 15-Minute Routines for Beginners by Cynthia Quarta
When Your Body Aches: A Quick Reference to Treating Bone, Joint, & Muscle Pain Amer. Acad. Ortho. Surgeons
Treat Your Own Neck by Robin McKenzie
Treat Your Own Back by Robin McKenzie
Treat Your Own Knee by Robin McKenzie
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual (2nd Edition) by Devin J. Starlanyl
Fibromyalgia: Simple Relief through Movement by Stacie L. Bigelow
Pain Free at Your PC by Pete Egoscue
Stretch and Strengthen for Rehabilitation and Development by Bob Anderson
Stretching at Your Computer or Desk by Bob Anderson
Stretching in the Office by Bob Anderson
Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition by Bob Anderson
Stretching, The DVD by Bob Anderson
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief by Clair Davies NCTMB
Travell and Simons’ Trigger Point Flip Charts by Janet Travell MD, David Simons
Trigger Points of Pain: Wall Charts by Janet Travell
Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual; Vol. 1. The Upper Half of Body by Janet Travell
Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction:The Trigger Point Manual; Vol. 2., The Lower Extremities by David G. Simons
Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain by Lucy Whyte Ferguson, Robert Gerwin
Mobility
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot by John Callahan
Life on Wheels by Gary Karp
Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device… by Vanderbilt University, et al.
Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence by John Hockenberry
Gowrings Mobility Smooth Ride Guide United Kingdom by July Ramsey
Vision
Understanding Macular Degeneration Information Television Network
Yoga of Perfect Sight by Dr. R.S. Agarwal
Living With Low Vision: A Resource Guide for People With Sight Loss (5th ed) by Resources for Rehabilitation
Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight by Lylas G. Mogk
Hearing
The Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing AIDS: A Bridge to Healing by Richard E. Carmen
Handbook of Services for the Deaf and the Hard-of-Hearing: A Bridge to Accessibility by John W. Adams
A Journey Into the Deaf-World by Harlan Lane
Psychological Development of Deaf Children by Marc Marschark
Developmental Disabilities
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child by Lawrence M. Siegel
Understanding and Controlling Stuttering A Comprehensive New Approach Based on the Valsalva Hypothesis – The Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition by William D. Parry
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, Third Edition by Beverly Wolf M.Ed.
A Survival Kit for the Special Education Teacher by Roger Pierangelo Ph.D.
Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, second edition by Sandra L. Harris (Ph.D.)
The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook: Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities by Joan M. Harwell
Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Disabilities Terminology, Third Edition by Pasquale Accardo
Answers to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive by Sally Ozonoff
ADD In The Workplace:Choices, Changes, And Challenges by Kathleen Nadeau
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg
Help4ADD@High School by Kathleen G. Nadeau
Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults: A Different Way of Thinking by Lynn Weiss
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized by Susan C Pinsky
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly
Understanding Women with AD/HD by Patricia O. Quinn, Kathleen G. Nadeau
Understanding Girls with AD/HD by Kathleen G. Nadeau
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz M.D.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Unthinkable: Tips for Surviving a Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury by Dixie Coskie
What To Do About Your Brain-injured Child by Glenn Doman
Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Parent’s Guide by Lisa Schoenbrodt
In Search of Wings: A Journey Back from Traumatic Brain Injury by Beverley Bryant
Children and Disability
The Challenge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Overcoming Secondary Disabilities by Ann Streissguth
The Question of David: A Disabled Mother’s Journey Through Adoption, Family and Life by Denise Sherer Jacobson
Children With Visual Impairments: A Guide for Parents by M. Cay Holbrook
The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition by Carol Kranowitz
Little Lemon (Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills) by Betsy B. Lee
Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs, Fourth Edition by Bruce L. Baker
Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability by Pat Thomas
Howie Helps Himself by Joan Fassler
Learning To Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD by Kathleen G. Nadeau
What’s Happening to Grandpa? by Maria Shriver
What’s Wrong with Timmy? by Maria Shriver
See the Ocean by Estelle Condra
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen
Relationship
Enabling Romance: A Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships for People with Disabilities (and the People who Care About Them) by Ken Kroll
Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss by Michael Harvey
Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults by Steven E. Gutstein
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness By Cory Silverberg, et al.
Biography and History
The Radical Lives of Helen Keller (History of Disability) by Kim E. Nielsen
Diagnosing Jefferson: Evidence of a Condition That Guided His Beliefs, Behavior, and Personal Associations by Norm Ledgin
The Forgotten Generation: The Status and Challenges of Adults with Mild Cognitive Limitations 1st edition by Tymchuk, Alexander by Tymchuk
The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness by Jack El-Hai

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