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ERIC Number: EJ1178801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Exploring Transformative Usability in the Business and Professional Writing Classroom
Nielsen, Danielle
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v81 n1 p66-84 Mar 2018
This article addresses the importance of teaching transformative usability and accessibility concepts through the lens of disability studies in general business and professional communication courses. It argues that when students learn to analyze audiences, include diverse users, and foresee accessibility "before" the final draft because they practice user-centered design, their documents become more accessible for all users and situations. It presents a four-unit course plan that integrates disability studies and usability, including legal requirements. The unit plan advocates considering disability and diverse users and uses at the beginning of the design process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act Amendments 1998
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A