Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Revised Section 508 Chapter 4 – Hardware

Register on the Accessibility Online website.

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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Revised Section 508 Chapter 4 – Hardware (July 25)
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place July 25 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and review requirements for hardware, including mobile devices, in the updated Section 508 Standards that the U.S. Access Board published in January. Presenters will cover requirements for operable parts, technologies with two-way voice communication, devices with display screens, closed caption and audio description processing technologies, closed functionality, and privacy, among others.

For more details or to register for this or other webinars in the free series, visit www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/schedule.

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The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the Access Board.

Section 508 Best Practices: Revised Section 508 Chapter 4 – Hardware

July 25, 2017, 1:00- 2:30 (ET)

Presenters:

  • Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS (moderator)

Register on the Accessibility Online website.

STC Introduces a New Certificate Course in January on Usability Testing

STC is introducing a brand-new certificate course in January, plus bringing back one of our most popular courses as well!

Members have asked us for more in the area of usability, so we’re pleased to offer Usability Testing Essentials: Hands-on Workshop and Best Practices, presented by Carol Barnum every Tuesday from 8 January through 26 February, from 10:30 AM-Noon EST (GMT-5).

Also on tap is the popular TechComm Manager, presented by Saul Carliner, every Thursday from 10 January through 14 February, also 10:30 AM-Noon EST (GMT-5). If you’re looking to step up into a management role, this course is for you!

Usability Testing Essentials: Hands-on Workshop and Best Practices?

Presented by Carol Barnum
Tuesdays, 8 January-26 February
10:30 AM-Noon EST (GMT-5)

Whatever job you hold, user experience is (or should be) a part of it. That’s why usability testing is such a good fit for technical communicators. We are the voice of the user, so why not also be able to share what we learn from users by observing how they work with our products? We learn from them, educate ourselves and other product stakeholders about who our users are and how they interact with our products, and make our products better as user experience improves.

Whether you are self-taught, unschooled in the topic, or looking to upgrade your skills, this certificate course will take you step by step through the process of planning and conducting a test, analyzing the results, and reporting them-with the goal of educating yourself and other stakeholders on the user’s experience and advocating for more testing, more often.

TechComm Manager

Presented by Saul Carliner
Thursdays, 10 January-14 February
10:30 AM-Noon EST (GMT-5)

Effectively managing a technical communication group involves a unique set of skills: clearly communicating expectations regarding a job, effectively evaluating performance, developing and communicating a strategic vision for your group, making a business case for proposed projects, and selling the services of your group. TechComm Manager helps you develop these skills.

This certificate program develops these skills through a combination of discovery exercises (which leverage your existing knowledge), formal presentations (which describe the “must knows”), and action planning segments, which give you a chance to consider how you’ll apply what you learned back on the job.

Don’t forget about STC’s live Web seminars, too!

SDL Round Table Event: Best Practices & Localization Networking Event

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SDL and the Washington, DC Chapter invite you to attend our localization networking event in Washington, DC. It will include a panelist discussion and knowledge exchange addressing challenges in globalization and localization. Take this opportunity to network with other companies facing similar challenges in reaching a global market and learn strategies and best practices. You will be able to discuss common pitfalls and solutions, as well as, learn useful resources and practical advice from industry experts.

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Register today and join us in Washington, DC on October 8th from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm to network with other localization professionals while learning best practices from industry thought leaders.

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LOCATION: Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004

Learn important strategies at our lunch and learn forum. This event will be an opportunity to:

* Network with industry experts
* Learn best practices and strategies for managing global resources
* Find solutions to localization challenges
* Connect with useful resources

This event is complimentary and space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Please contact Jennifer Beaupre at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 303-402-2438 with any questions.