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You can purchase the following books written by Karen McCall in tagged PDF format from Karlen Communications. This is the only format available and it is accessible to people using adaptive technology. You do have the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book if you want for your own use. The purchase of one copy of the book is for individual use only. Multiple copies can be purchased for organizations.

Here is the copyright notice from the front of each book:

No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or any means electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without the express written permission of Karen McCall.

I've started an "oops" page where you'll find missing content from the books that was missed in editing. If you find any other instances, please let me know. I'm putting the text on this web page and correcting the books as items are found.

Where to Buy the Books!

Books can be purchased from:

Books are no longer available from Karlen Communications directly. Please contact one of the vendors above to purchase any of Karen's books.

Accessible Document Design Using Word 2010: An Overview

ISBN: 978-0-9868085-1-7

Price: $75.00 USD

Note: Although his book is 130 pages, it contains over 40 videos and the file size is 400 MB.

This book is an abridgment of some of the content from "Logical Document Structure Handbook: Word 2010" and Accessible and Usable PDF Documents: Techniques for Document Authors, Third Edition." It is an attempt to digitize content from my on-site workshops to reduce the cost of training for clients.

This tagged PDF document contains videos showing how to use some of the tools and techniques in Word 2010 to optimize documents for accessibility. I'm doing my best to ensure that the videos in the tagged PDF are accessible to those of us using screen readers but this seems to be a new frontier so full accessibility of the videos will require waiting for the second edition of this book if you are using a screen reader.

Accessible and Usable PDF Documents:
Techniques for Document Authors
Third Edition

ISBN: 978-0-9868085-0-0

Price: $75.00 USD

Every time I open a PDF document I am ready to learn more about how we access content and what can go wrong when we create unstructured documents. This book builds on the previous two editions providing tips and techniques for creating and working with tagged PDF documents as well as insights into how adaptive technology accesses the content and reads it .
Chapters include:

This book is 799 pages of step by step instructions for creating and working with accessible tagged PDF documents. The book focuses on global or universal document design rather than designing accessible documents for a specific adaptive technology. It follows accessible document design standards and guidelines. It is a solid reference you will want nearby when working with PDF documents.

This is a digital book in accessible tagged PDF format with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

Logical Document Structure: Microsoft Word 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9782675-4-4

Price: $75.00 USD

Logical Document Structure Handbook: Word 2010
Legal Edition

ISBN 978-0-9782675-5-1

Price: $75.00 USD

This book provides best practices and techniques for creating more accessible Word documents or more accessible legal documents in Word. You don’t need both books; just choose the one that best fits your needs. The legal edition of the book has a chapter on redacted content in Word and PDF formats. Other than that the books have the same content. Topics include using templates, Themes, styles, providing Alt text and captions, tables, text boxes, SmartArt, contextual links and using columns.

This is a digital book in accessible tagged PDF format with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

Logical Document Structure: Microsoft Word 2007

ISBN: 0-9738370-9-8

Price: $75.00 USD

Logical Document Structure Handbook: Word 2007
Legal Edition

ISBN 978-0-9782675-3-7

Price: $75.00 USD

This book provides best practices and techniques for creating more accessible Word documents or more accessible legal documents in Word. You don’t need both books; just choose the one that best fits your needs. The legal edition of the book has a chapter on redacted content in Word and PDF formats. Other than that the books have the same content. Topics include using templates, Themes, styles, providing Alt text and captions, tables, text boxes, SmartArt, contextual links and using columns.

This is a digital book in accessible tagged PDF format with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

Logical Document Structure Handbook: PowerPoint 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9782675-7-5

Price: $75.00 USD

Logical Document Structure Handbook: PowerPoint 2007

ISBN: 978-0-9782675-6-8

Price: $75.00 USD

One of the important checkpoints for creating more accessible PowerPoint documents is the decision made before you start adding content. How is the PowerPoint document going to be distributed? The answer to this question will determine what types of content are added to slides. Different types of content are accessible depending on the format the PowerPoint document will be distributed in.

This book provides step by step instructions on how to add content that is accessible to adaptive technology and techniques on optimizing the accessibility of a PowerPoint document.  The focus is on the best practices, standards and guidelines for accessible document design.

This is a digital book in accessible tagged PDF format with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

Word 2007 from the Keyboard

ISBN 978-0-9781272-5-1

Price: $75.00 USD

This book walks you through all the Ribbons, Sub-Ribbons and familiar keyboard commands in Word 2007. Tips are in the book for people using adaptive technology. Topics include Ribbon, Sub-Ribbon and Non-Ribbon command based document creation. Learn how to add page numbers, headers, footers, columns, images and tables to your documents. Word with templates, Themes, styles and building blocks. This is a great overall resource on how to work with Word 2007 if you are using a keyboard rather than a mouse!

This is a digital book in accessible tagged PDF format with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

The Box Came Today...Now What Do I Do?
A resource for CCTV Assessment and Training Second Edition

ISBN 978-0-9782675-1-3

Price: $75.00 USD

The second edition of this book continues to provide best practices and guidance for people being assessed for a CCTV or video magnifier and those who are doing the assessments and training. The focus is on the features of a CCTV or video magnifier rather than brand specific assessments. Tips and techniques for reading without getting seasick are provided as are techniques for reading maps and doing crafts with a CCTV or video magnifier. Information on what to look for during a CCTV or video magnifier assessment as well as what types of material to have on hand or to bring with you for an assessment are given.

This is a digital book in accessible tagged PDF format with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

Older Publications

Accessible and Usable PDF Documents: Techniques for Document Authors

ISBN 0-9738246-1-1

Price: $75.00 USD

First Edition. Processes and techniques for creating and repairing PDF documents for optimal accessibility.

Logical Document Structure Handbook: Microsoft Word 2003

ISBN 0-9738370-9-8

Price: $75.00 USD

How to use Microsoft Word 2003 to create more accessible documents.

The Box Came Today...Now What Do I Do?
A Resource for CCTV Assessment and Training,

ISBN 0-9738246-0-3

This book is out of print. Written for anyone who is assessing or training clients for CCTV's or video magnifiers, this book guides you through the types of video magnifiers, what questions to ask during an assessment and how to use outcome measures to develop training strategies. Revised 2008.

JAWS and Microsoft Word 2003 Series

JAWS and Microsoft Word 2003 - Introduction
ISBN 0-9738246-8-9
JAWS and Microsoft Word 2003 - Intermediate.
ISBN 0-9738246-9-7
JAWS and Microsoft Word 2003 - Advanced.
ISBN 0-9738370-0-4

Price: $60.00 USD

This series is sold as a set of books and the books are no longer sold individually. The version of JAWS is 7.x but the techniques and tasks can be used with later versions of JAWS. This is a great reference set and "how to" series for any task you might want to do in Microsoft Word 2003. The only topic not covered is Macros.

JAWS Get Connected Series

JAWS and Outlook 2003
0-9738246-7-0
JAWS and Internet Explorer.
0-9738370-1-2
Mozilla Firefox and JAWS
0-9738370-2-0

Price: $60.00 USD

This series of books covers JAWS 7 and Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 1.x but the techniques can be used with later versions of JAWS. There are JAWS specific commands and techniques in the books.

Word 2003 from the Keyboard Series

Microsoft Word 2003 from the Keyboard: Introduction
ISBN 0-9781272-0-X
Microsoft Word from the Keyboard: Intermediate
ISBN 0-9781272-1-8
Microsoft Word from the Keyboard: Advanced
ISBN 0-9781272-2-6

Price: $60.00 USD

This series of books contains the same information as the JAWS series but without the specific references to JAWS. There are tips and techniques for anyone using adaptive technology.

Get Connected - from the Keyboard Series

Microsoft Outlook 2003 from the Keyboard
ISBN 0-9781272-3-4
Microsoft Internet Explorer from the Keyboard
ISBN 0-9738370-7-1
Mozilla Firefox from the Keyboard
ISBN 0-9738370-8-x

Price: $60.00 USD

This series of books contains the same information as the JAWS series but without the specific references to JAWS. There are tips and techniques for anyone using adaptive technology.

Karen McCall has also done Freedom Scientific audio tutorials that are still available for sale by Freedom Scientific.

Complete list of publications.

Webinars and On-Site Training

Karlen Communications offers on-site or web facilitated workshops or seminars on the following topics:

Web based demonstrations require the client to have a web conferencing tool.

Free Publications

These two books were previously available for download from the tablet technology and people with disabilities page. They are tagged PDF documents.