• Education

Accessible Elements

Teaching Science Online and at a Distance
Author: Dietmar Karl Kennepohl,Lawton Shaw
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425473
Category: Education
Page: 282
View: 1382
The aim of this collection is to inform science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, as well as the relevant educational theory. Delivery of university-level courses through online and distance education can overcome barriers such as geographical location, lecture and lab scheduling, or their job and family commitments, distance delivery offers practical alternatives to traditional on-campus education. The growing recognition and acceptance of distance education, coupled with the rapidly increasing demand for accessibility and flexible delivery of courses, has made distance education a viable and popular option to for many people in meeting their science-educational goals.

    • Education

Accessible Elements

Teaching Science Online and at a Distance
Author: Dietmar Karl Kennepohl,Lawton Shaw
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425473
Category: Education
Page: 282
View: 8505
The aim of this collection is to inform science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, as well as the relevant educational theory. Delivery of university-level courses through online and distance education can overcome barriers such as geographical location, lecture and lab scheduling, or their job and family commitments, distance delivery offers practical alternatives to traditional on-campus education. The growing recognition and acceptance of distance education, coupled with the rapidly increasing demand for accessibility and flexible delivery of courses, has made distance education a viable and popular option to for many people in meeting their science-educational goals.

    • Photography

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for Photographers


Author: Philip Andrews
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 135122428X
Category: Photography
Page: 544
View: 7053
Completely updated for the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements, Philip Andrews returns with his comprehensive guide to this popular software package. Akin to Martin Evening's bestselling Photoshop title, every feature and function of Elements is covered here in step-by-step detail. Accompanied by helpful screenshots and colorful images, highlighted in an updated and modernized design, this versatile guide is perfect if you're a first time user wanting to dip your toe into the world of digital image adjustment, or a seasoned pro wanting to hone your skills for perfectly fine tuned images. The more advanced projects, such as completing a photo book from scratch, stitching together multiple images to create fantastic panoramas, working with raw files, and more, are perfect if you want to push your images even further for amazing results from this fabulous software package. The easy to follow tutorials are complemented by general photography tips and tricks to give your images that masterful edge. Truly geared toward the photographer's needs, both pre and post-capture, this essential guide is a perfect companion for anyone wanting to take their images a step further with Elements.

    • Architecture

ADA in Details

Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design
Author: Janis Kent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119277582
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
View: 8207
Integrate your designs with compliant access interpretations ADA in Details provides a visual interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping, technical requirements, and sourcing information. Architects, designers, and everyone else involved in the built environment can turn to this authoritative resource to understand accessibility compliance for places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and public buildings. Every detail is presented with both a clear explanation and illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). A reference of this scope presenting visual detail examples and specifications for both newly constructed and existing facilities enables you to: Get up to speed on accessibility standards and requirements Differentiate the CBC from the ADA Standards with color contrasting text and graphics for immediate clarification Keep a solutions guide at your fingertips for accessible routes, site features, architectural elements, restrooms, and more Quickly find requirements for specialty areas of accessibility, including assembly areas, kitchens, storage spaces, hospitality and recreational facilities, as well as dwelling units Integrate accessibility into any space with ADA in Details. provides a visual interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping, technical requirements, and sourcing information. Architects, designers, and everyone else involved in the built environment can turn to this authoritative resource to understand accessibility compliance for places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and public buildingsEvery detail is presented with both a clear explanation and illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). A reference of this scope presenting visual detail examples and specifications for both newly constructed and existing facilities enables you to:

    • Social Science

Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings & Facilities

Local Government Facilities & Building Elements Designed for Children's Use
Author: Patrick D. Cannon
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788173901
Category: Social Science
Page: 81
View: 1717
Contains amendments to the ADA Accessibility Guideline which change several sections of ADAAGG & added new sections that cover access to judicial, legislative, & regulatory facilities & to detention & correctional facilities. Provides alternate specifications based on children's dimensions for various building elements such as water closets & lavatories. Facilities addressed include: restaurants & cafeterias; medical care facilities; business & civic buildings; libraries; transient lodging; transportation facilities; judicial, legislative & regulatory facilities; detention & correctional facilities; residential housing; & public rights-of-way.

    • Computers

Fundamentals of Parameterized Complexity


Author: Rodney G. Downey,Michael R. Fellows
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447155599
Category: Computers
Page: 763
View: 3807
This comprehensive and self-contained textbook presents an accessible overview of the state of the art of multivariate algorithmics and complexity. Increasingly, multivariate algorithmics is having significant practical impact in many application domains, with even more developments on the horizon. The text describes how the multivariate framework allows an extended dialog with a problem, enabling the reader who masters the complexity issues under discussion to use the positive and negative toolkits in their own research. Features: describes many of the standard algorithmic techniques available for establishing parametric tractability; reviews the classical hardness classes; explores the various limitations and relaxations of the methods; showcases the powerful new lower bound techniques; examines various different algorithmic solutions to the same problems, highlighting the insights to be gained from each approach; demonstrates how complexity methods and ideas have evolved over the past 25 years.



    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Disappearing Spoon

And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Young Readers Edition)
Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316388254
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 3870
A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

    • Health & Fitness

Assisted Living Administration

The Knowledge Base, Second Edition
Author: James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826115089
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 560
View: 7711
Assisted living, the fastest growing residential option, burst upon the American landscape in the late 1980ís. These facilities serve persons who no longer are able to live independently and need help with the activities of daily living, but do not need 24-hour nursing care. James Allen has updated and refined this second edition of Assisted Living Administration to include new information on the Senate Aging Taskforce report of 2003, and the financial shape of the industry. The volume also covers resident care issues, aging theories, as well as new industry data. This volume is intended as a text for professionals-in-training for certification, in addition to being a resource for the seasoned administrator.

U. S. Department of Justice

2010 ADA Standards
Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437942059
Category:
Page: 225
View: 3404
The 2010 Amer. with Disabil. Act (ADA) Standards will become mandatory on March 15, 2012. DoJ is allowing immediate use of these standards as an alternative to its original 1991 standards but requires that the standard be applied consistently to a project. DoJ¿s ADA standards apply to facilities covered by the ADA, incl. places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local gov¿t. facilities. Updated ADA reg¿s. issued by DoJ on Sept. 15, 2010, implement these standards and provide important info. on their use in new construction and alterations. DoJ's Title II regulation addresses state and local gov¿t. facilities, and its Title III regulation covers places of public accommodation and commercial facilities. Charts and tables. A print on demand pub.

    • Architecture

Accessible Home Design

Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User
Author: Thomas David Davies,Carol Peredo Lopez
Publisher: Paralyzed Veterans of Amer
ISBN: 9780929819181
Category: Architecture
Page: 148
View: 5651
Paralyzed Veterans of America has revised and expanded the first edition of Accessible Home Design. Color photographs illustrate attractive and innovative accessibility projects. Graphics from the previous edition have been revised for better clarity and supplemented by new color drawings. The book's scope has been expanded to address not only a home's interior and exterior spaces but also many of the more detailed elements. In additon, advice for planning a design, construction contracting and oversight, building permits, and project financing have all been updated to meet today's standard.

    • Architecture

Design Guide to the 1997 Uniform Building Code


Author: Richard T. Conrad,Steven R. Winkel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471236412
Category: Architecture
Page: 496
View: 4675
The Uniform Building Code (UBC), updated every three years, is the most widely used model building code in the United States. This book is a guide to understanding and implementing the new 1997 UBC, with particular emphasis to changes that have been adopted since the 1994 UBC guidelines.

    • Computers

Accessibility Handbook

Making 508 Compliant Websites
Author: Katie Cunningham
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449322816
Category: Computers
Page: 100
View: 4899
Get practical guidelines for making your website accessible to people with disabilities. With this handbook, you’ll learn how to design or develop a site that conforms to Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act—and in the process you’ll discover how to provide a better user experience for everyone. The Accessibility Handbook introduces you to several audiences that have difficulty using today’s complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. Learn how to support assistive technologies, and understand which fonts, colors, page layouts, and other design elements work best—without having to exclude advanced functions, hire outside help, or significantly increase overhead. Develop solutions that accommodate: Complete blindness. Create a logical document flow to support screen readers Low vision and color blindness. Optimize images and color schemes, and ensure your site enlarges gracefully Hearing impairment. Provide video captions and visual alerts for interactive features Physical disabilities. Make forms, popups, and navigation easier to use Cognitive disorders. Adapt fonts and text styles for dyslexic users, and design consistent, well-organized pages for people with ADHD

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Anaphora Processing

Linguistic, cognitive and computational modelling
Author: António Branco,Tony McEnery,Ruslan Mitkov
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027294674
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 449
View: 2948
Anaphora processing is a central topic in the study of natural language and has long been the object of research in a wide range of disciplines. The correct interpretation of anaphora has also become increasingly important for real-world natural language processing applications, including machine translation, automatic abstracting, information extraction and question answering. This volume provides a unique overview of the processing of anaphora from a multi- and inter-disciplinary angle. It will be of interest and practical use to readers from fields as diverse as theoretical linguistics, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, computer science, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, human language technology, psycholinguistics, cognitive science and translation studies. The readership includes but is not limited to university lecturers, researchers, postgraduate and senior undergraduate students.

    • Computers

Pro HTML5 Accessibility


Author: Joshue O Connor
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430241950
Category: Computers
Page: 386
View: 9036
Pro HTML5 Accessibility helps designers come to grips with building exciting, accessible and usable web sites and applications with HTML5. The book covers how to use HTML5 in order to serve the needs of people with disabilities and older persons using assistive technology (AT). It aims to be a useful ‘go-to’ guide, providing practical advice. It takes several approaches, including a look at the new semantics of HTML5 and how to combine its use with authoring practices you know from using earlier versions of HTML. It also demonstrates how HTML5 content is currently supported (or not) by assistive technologies such as screen readers, and what this means practically for accessibility in your web projects. The HTML5 specification is huge, with new APIs and patterns that can be difficult to understand. Accessibility can also seem complex and nuanced if you have no experience interacting with people with disabilities. This book walks you though the process of designing exciting user interfaces that can potentially be used by everyone, regardless of ability. Accessibility is really a quality design issue, and getting it right is often more a matter of approach than having sophisticated, cutting-edge tools at your disposal. This book will be your companion in your journey to understand both HTML5 and accessibility, as the author has many years of experience as a designer and web developer working directly with people with all types of disabilities. He has been involved with the development of HTML5 from an accessibility perspective for many years, as a member of the W3C WAI Protocols and Formats working group (which is responsible for ensuring W3C specifications are serving the needs of people with disabilities) as well as the HTML5 Working Group itself. Introduces the new HTML5 specification from an accessibility perspective Shows how incorporating accessibility into your interfaces using HTML5 can have benefits for all users Explains how HTML5 is currently supported by assistive technologies like screen readers, and how to work around these limitations when developing

    • Administrative law

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Administrative law
Page: N.A
View: 7835
The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

    • Technology & Engineering

Building Inspection Manual

A Guide for Building Professionals for Maintenance, Safety, and Assessment
Author: Karl F. Schmid
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606506161
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 267
View: 5140
This new book synthesizes a wide range of interdisciplinary literature to provide the state-of-the art of biomedical implants. It discusses materials and explains the three basic requirements for implant success from a surface engineering perspective: biological compatibility, biomechanical compatibility, morphological compatibility. Biomedical, mechanical, and materials engineers will find this book indispensable for understanding proper treatment of implant surfaces in order to achieve clinical success. Highlights include: • Coverage of surface engineering of polymer, metallic, ceramic and composite implant materials; • Coverage of chemical, mechanical, physical, thermal, and combined surface modification technologies; • Explanations of interfacial reaction between vital tissue and non-vital implant surface; and • Methodologies and technologies for modification of surface layer/zone to promote the osteo-integration, the ultimate success for biomedical implants in both dental and medical practice.

    • Computers

Web Accessibility

Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
Author: Richard Rutter,Patrick H. Lauke,Cynthia Waddell,Jim Thatcher,Shawn Lawton Henry,Bruce Lawson,Andrew Kirkpatrick,Christian Heilmann,Michael R. Burks,Bob Regan,Mark Urban
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430201885
Category: Computers
Page: 696
View: 8353
Web accessibility not just morally sound – there are legal obligations as well Very large potential audience, consisting of web developers and business managers Very little competition to this book

    • Computers

Elements of Programming


Author: Alexander A. Stepanov,Paul McJones
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 032163537X
Category: Computers
Page: 262
View: 5195
New techniques for building more secure, reliable, high-performance software, from the renowned creator of the C++ STL • • A truly foundational book on the discipline of generic programming: how to write better software by mastering the development of abstract components. • Based on Alexander Stepanov's breakthrough lectures to programmers at Adobe and throughout Silicon Valley. • For serious software developers, architects, and engineers, the perfect complement to Knuth's theory and Stoustrup's practice. Elements of Programming is the next breakthrough book for serious practitioners seeking ways to write better software. In this book, Alexander Stepanov - the legendary architect and creator of the C++ Standard Template Libraries - focuses on the discipline that offers the greatest potential for improving contemporary software: the proper development of abstract components. Drawing on his enormously popular lectures to programmers at Adobe and throughout Silicon Valley, Stepanov illuminates crucial techniques of generic programming, specifically focusing on abstraction as the key to secure, reliable, and high-performance software. Together with co-author and ACM Fellow Paul McJones, Stepanov shows programmers how to use mathematics to compose reliable algorithms from components, and to design effective interfaces between algorithms and data structures. Topics covered in Elements of Programming include: transformations, associative operations, linear orderings, ordered algebraic structures, iterators, coordinates and coordinate structures, copying algorithms, rearrangement, sorting, and much more. This book requires an understanding of mathematics, but is consistently focused on identifying superior solutions to practical programming problems. Stepanov and McJones illuminate their concepts and techniques with C++ code, but the techniques are equally applicable to a wide range of contemporary object-oriented languages.