Upcoming Events, Courses, and Presentations - WritersUA
Upcoming Events, Courses, and Presentations
Joe Welinske is a regular speaker at industry events on a variety of topics including design, implementation, and emerging trends. He is available for private presentations and training classes. Contact Joe for more details.
Here is a list of upcoming courses and presentations by Joe.
Technical communication today goes beyond writing traditional software documentation to include diverse web content, white papers and scientific publications, plus elements related to design and production. Technical writers are expected to bring both broad and deep knowledge, and skilled workers are in high demand.
In this three-course certificate program, we’ll cover all the fundamental concepts and practical applications of technical writing. You’ll learn about the styles, formats and requirements for different kinds of technical communication and how to adapt for each. Become a well-trained, confident technical writer who can hit the ground running in a variety of organizational roles.
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Joe Welinske will be in Los Angeles and Irvine to present a case study about accessible design. This is a great opportunity to get into the nuts and bolts of developing digital content that works well for those with various physical challenges.
Joe is also interested in opportunities to provide contracting, consulting, and training in the areas of software user assistance, accessible design, and technical communication. He will be in the area July 18-20
Blink UX conducted an accessibility review for a new VeriCite web-based product. VeriCite is widely used by educational organizations for assessment of the originality of academic works. The Blink team was engaged to conduct a review of the accessibility of a software product that was already well into development.
As an accessibility specialist at Blink UX, Joe Welinske conducted the review for VeriCite. He’ll be detailing the techniques used, issues encountered, and the path to solutions.
Joe Welinske will be presenting a full-day workshop on design issues and techniques that help make websites and apps accessible for those of us with physical and situational disabilities. The event takes place May 13 at General Assembly in Seattle. The cost is just $60.
Joe Welinske speaks with the Chicago chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Joe talks about challenges and strategies for maintaining visibility and value for technical communication within the domain of “user experience”.
I’m looking forward to speaking at the UA Europe conference coming up in June in Budapest. There is a great list of speakers and topics and it should be a lot of fun exploring the area. The presentations I am doing include:
Bellevue, WA – January 16, 23, & 30 – 10:00am to 1:00pm
This course provides instruction in usability testing of print documents, websites, and help systems. Students gain experience and performance feedback while working individually to apply usability testing principles during in-class exercises and in assigned homework. The workshop takes place on three consecutive Saturdays at the Bellevue College professional education campus. Earn continuing education credits in a cutting edge topic for just $179. This is an in-person course. There is no online component.
Joe Welinske is the instructor. Joe has over thirty years of experience in the software industry. He is the owner of WritersUA and the program manager of the ConveyUX Conference. Joe has served as the president of Puget Sound STC and he regularly teaches courses at BC.