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What's Accessible for Some Is Better for All

This column examines the ways technical communicators contribute to the development of more usable products, especially those used in complex, dynamic environments. Novel usability evaluation methods and design techniques, as well as those rediscovered or repurposed, will be the focus. Please send your comments, questions, and suggestions for future articles to me at brian.still@ttu.edu.

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Don't Turn a (Color) Blind Eye

As I was catching up on the tweets from the STC AccessAbility SIG (@staccess), I came across a retweet that said, “Spread the awareness for colour blindness. Numbers don't lie.” This tweet had a link to the following pie chart.

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Stop, Breathe, Think

This column addresses job hunting and career advancement, focusing on various aspects of career growth. It's written from the perspective of someone who has been a technical writer, technical communication manager, and recruiter, and who worked as a captive (full-time) employee and an independent contractor before finally starting his own company. If you have questions or suggestions for a future column, email them to jack@prospringstaffing.com with ”Career Question” in the Subject line.

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Developing the Required Talent, Part 1: Personal Training

This column focuses on the principles of information design, the art and science of understanding how humans process and comprehend information, and using that knowledge to develop more effective ways to communicate. Please send comments and suggestions to ghart@videotron.ca.

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