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Accessibility: The Politics of Design

Herrell deconstructs the new U.S. accessibility regulations and their implications for web designers everywhere. Part of our ongoing series on accessibility in web design.

Herrell, Alan. List Apart, A (2001). Design>Accessibility>Web Design>Regulation


Compleat Compliance: Due Diligence on Companies and Individuals   (peer-reviewed)   (members only)

Explains how recent legislation and the effects of corporate scandals have necessitated greater due diligence on companies and individuals. Gives details of relevant existing and forthcoming legislation and discusses how a due diligence process can ensure compliance with the law. Points out that prospective clients, employees and investors may all require investigation, and then reviews some of the information sources available for use in both corporate and individual investigations. Considers the impact of international developments, particularly in the light of increased merger and acquisition activity, and discusses some of the barriers to acquiring effective due diligence. Finally considers the applicability of selected commercial databases.

Ainsworth, Martin. Business Information Review (2007). Articles>Business Communication>Databases>Regulation


Context-Driven: How is Traditional Chinese Medicine Labeling Developed?   (peer-reviewed)   (members only)

To promote intercultural understanding in medical communication, this article studies a regulation issued by the Chinese government to standardize traditional Chinese medicine labeling. Then the author claims that the traditional Chinese medicine labeling is medicine-focused. This feature has its roots in traditional Chinese philosophy of stressing the context while de-emphasizing individuals. The author examines a particular medicine label to support his claim that the medicine-focused feature draws patients' attention to the situations that cause disorders.

Ding, Daniel D. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (2004). Articles>Scientific Communication>Biomedical>Regulation


The Convivio Network

the European Thematic Network for the human-centered design of interactive technologies. Convivio supports and promotes the development of "convivial technologies", ICT products, systems and services that enhance the quality of everyday life and human interaction.

Convivio. Organizations>Human Computer Interaction>Interaction Design>Regulation


Global Treaty Could Transform the Web

Mahoney is boiling mad over a proposed global treaty that would turn our worldwide web into a mishmash of regional Intranets, each attending to whatever local regulation allows.

Mahoney, Dennis A. List Apart, A (2001). Design>Web Design>International>Regulation


New Disclosure Regulations May Spur Better Communication With Employees

Within the past five years, two significant pieces of legislation have created new challenges for communicators: Regulation Fair Disclosure and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. While these laws were enacted only in the U.S., their implications for communicators worldwide are worthy of discussion.

Matalucci, Paul. Communication World Bulletin (2005). Articles>Business Communication>Financial>Regulation


Processes, Roles, and Regulations: (Re)defining What Technical Communicators Do   (PDF)

Understanding how you work (process) and understanding what you do (roles) are two important aspects of a successful documentation group that works within a regulated environment. These items will help writers produce better documentation and provide a way to better define (or redefine) their roles in the development process.

Rupel, Roberta A. STC Proceedings (2001). Presentations>TC>Policies and Procedures>Regulation


Regulations Governing Internships   (PDF)

The MTSC internship, an integral part of this program, is intended to provide students with supervised, first–hand experience at applying what they have learned in their classes to the kinds of professional situations they will encounter in their careers. Internships are also designed to help students gain or extend their direct, personal knowledge of the profession and its practices.

Miami University, Oxford. Academic>Internships>Legal>Regulation


Regulatory Usability

Regulatory requirements often reduce the usability of Web content and end up damaging the exact goals they were trying to promote. Regulatory agencies usually base their rules and regulations on design criteria that are appropriate for paper-based documents but which don't work in the online medium.

Nielsen, Jakob. Alertbox (2000). Articles>Usability>Writing>Regulation

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