Re: Visually impaired technical writers

Subject: Re: Visually impaired technical writers
From: Sharon Burton <sharonburton -at- EMAIL -dot- MSN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 17:05:43 -0700

I just got Karen Schriver's Online documentation book and I strongly
recommend it. It is really good. Go to and look it up by her
name. Excellent work!

We will be using it as a text in the Delivering Online Docs class in the
Technical Writing Certificate program I and others are starting at UC
Riverside Extension.


Sharon Burton
Anthrobytes Consulting
Home of RoboNEWS(tm), the award-winning unofficial RoboHELP Newsletter
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-----Original Message-----
From: David A. McMurrey <hcexres -at- IO -dot- COM>
Date: Wednesday, 15 July, 1998 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Visually impaired technical writers

>Hi everyone. I just won a contract to teach a bunch of Texas state
>employees how to convert their handbooks to hypertext -- the agency will
>be putting all its material on the web. My task is to teach them concept
>and theory and structure and all that -- and not HTML tagging.
>As part of my bid, I specified a book for the participants. I'm wondering
>what your thoughts are on the best book for understanding the concept of
>hypertext and the process of restructuring existing print documents for
>Horton's book on online documentation, to my mind anyway, is a bit too
>unstructured and a bit too anecdotal. Any thoughts you have I'd
>-- David
>David A. McMurrey, Ph.D. hcexres -at- io -dot- com
>Technical Communications Department Ph: 512 223-4804 Off: NRG 4225
>Austin Community College Online Technical Communication Courses
>Austin, TX 78758

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