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Writing for Everyone: Inclusive Technical Communication

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Writing for Everyone: Inclusive Technical Communication

As technical communicators, the documentation we create needs to incorporate a wide range of viewpoints and perspectives, promoting responsiveness and engagement with our message. By embracing inclusive communication, we make our products and services more accessible to everyone. It’s our responsibility to ensure we are including people regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, or appearance.

On January 21, we will be hosting a panel of mini-presentations covering different aspects of inclusive communication. Below are a few topics we hope to share:

  • Communicating across Gender identity and using pronouns (Julia Southwick)
  • Writing for Neurodiversity
  • Checking your privilege and assumptions (Bethany Aguad)
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Avoiding Ableism for Accessible documentation

Alongside the program, we are working on an article for MtM full of resources for technical communicators to use to ensure their communication is inclusive.

We are looking for people with personal stories and experience with inclusive communication to join our upcoming panel on the evening of Thursday, January 21. Please click here to volunteer by Monday, January 11, if you are interested in sharing your knowledge and perspective.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Event Timing: January 21, 2020 06:30-08:30 PM
Location: Online through Zoom

To receive the Zoom details for this meeting, please RSVP and send your meeting payment through PayPal on our Meetings Payments page.

We will be charging the following rates for this meeting:

  • Free for STC Student Members
  • $6 for STC Florida Chapter Members
  • $12 for all other attendees
Writing for Everyone: Inclusive Technical Communication

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-ygpj8uGN1TlTUqOwDZt4ObS4qqPV_q

Organizer

Bethany Aguad
Email:
bethanyaguad@gmail.com

Venue

Online
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