Notes from 51st International STC Conference
Baltimore, Maryland, May 9-12, 2004
The Vicious Circle (How One Impairment Can Cause Another
Round-Table Presentation within Progression entitled
Willing and Able: How Technical Communicators with
Disabilities Can Succeed in Their Profession
Dan Voss, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Ria Voss, clinical psychologist and medical social worker
Lori Gillen, technical writer, McKesson Health Solutions
In addition to the discussion of secondary disabilities, this thought-provoking progression included discussions on
international variations in wheelchair accessibility, airport security regulations as they pertain to disabilities,
making hotels and other large public places truly accessible, adaptive technologies and techniques for people with
vision problems, and workplace accommodations for people with mental or emotional disabilities.
- Notes are not available from this session because I was a presenter. Links are provided below to the materials
from this session, which are posted on the
conference materials web site.
- The conference materials web site also includes materials
from the several other tables in this progression and another AccessAbility SIG progression on web site
accessibility (Section 508). Look for the material under the following authors' names: Amy, Bine, Chisnell, Gillen,
Groves, Lisney, Lockley, Marty, and Voss. In all, 18 accessibility-related files are housed there.
- Be sure to check out the AccessAbility SIG's comprehensive web site
(rapidly becoming a definitive resource on accessibility),
our acclaimed online newsletter, Achieve!, and
articles and publications from previous conferences and
in other forums.