Word is getting out…

Seven years ago, or so, Yeliz and I decided Web Accessibility researchers needed a primer on the domain. We felt there was plenty of practical advice, but no research advice. In this case we decided to create a book1 on the subject. The other day we see that – with 4263 – the message seems to be getting out.

Web Accessibility: A Foundation for Research

You are surely aware that your book Web Accessibility is published in both print and electronic formats.Today, we would like to update you on the chapter downloads of your eBook on SpringerLink, Springer’s online platform.

Since its online publication on Sep 11, 2008, Web Accessibility has received a total of 4263 chapter download requests. Over the last year(s) the download figures have been as follows:

As you can see, in addition to the print book, the electronic version offers a broad readership and increased visibility for your work. This is especially noticeable in the long run: statistical data shows that the usage of electronic publications will continue to be stable for years.

Year Usage
2011 1350
2010 1042
2009 1143


  1. Now, we do get some money for this but only a very small amount – totalling for 2011 £42.00 each.

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