Here’s the roadmap for the accessibility and usability sessions at the STC Summit 2013 in Atlanta! This is a follow-up to Karen Bachmann’s article on “User Experience and Accessibility Information at the Summit” on the STC Notebook. We put together Summit highlights from the AccessAbility SIG perspective.
SIG business meeting
We will have an informal SIG business meeting on Monday, May 6 from 12.00 PM – 1.00 PM in Hanover AB. Grab some lunch somewhere in the hotel and come along to meet other SIG members. Non-SIG members are most welcome, too. Cynthia Lockley, the SIG’s Web Diva and official SIG representative at the Summit, will be there, along with SIG manager, Karen Mardahl.
Monday, May 6, from 6.30 PM – 8.00 PM, join the SIG at the Communities Reception in the Centennial Ballroom where you can chat about the SIG and participate in a raffle for some nice prizes! Cynthia and Karen will be there, along with other SIG members who will stop by during the evening.
We always point out relevant sessions on accessibility and usability in our roadmaps. Note that all links here are to the Lanyrd page for that particular session. That is a useful reference as more people indicate their attendance and as updates are made.
Monday, May 6
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM Lightning Talks, Session 1, includes “All You Need Is … Accessibility” with SIG manager, Karen Mardahl in Hannover CD
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM Storytelling the results of Heuristic Evaluation with Carol Barnum in Hannover AB
2.00 PM – 3.00 PM Accessibility in Documentation, Media, and Web Design with Mike Paciello in Hannover AB
3.30 PM – 4.30 PM Formalizing the Technical Communication and User Experience Relationship with Lori Fisher in Hannover FG
Tuesday, May 7
8.30 AM – 9.30 PM Content for Everyone: Making Information and Multimedia Accessible with Whitney Quesenbery in Grand Hall D
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM Communication and Translation Progression – one of the progression topics is plain language with Whitney Quesenbery in Regency V
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM Usability Testing to Evaluate Web and Mobile Content with Cory Lebson in Hannover E
1.00 PM – 2.00 PM Purposes, Personas, Conversations with Ginny Redish in Grand Hall D
4.00 PM – 5.00 PM Addicted to Meaning: Mental Models for Technical Communicators with Kai Weber in Hannover AB
4.00 PM – 5.00 PM Effectively Communicating UI and Interaction Design with Karen Bachmann in Grand Hall D
Wednesday, May 8
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM Writing for Everyone: SEO, ESL, Translation, and Accessibility with Char James-Tanny in Grand Hall D
You’ll have programs on paper and in electronic form to help guide you through the Summit. The Lanyrd Summit page is an excellent online reference for all sessions and events.
We updated our practical page about Atlanta to help you with non-Summit issues like where can I get photocopies made or where can I buy some aspirin. Unfortunately, we cannot provide advice about cloning yourself so you can attend multiple sessions at the same time.
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