Usability.gov - Training http://www.usability.gov/tags/training en Plain Language in Practice: Writing for the Web http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/plain-language-practice-writing-web.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-in-practice">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-in-practice</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Leslie</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">O&#039;Flahaven</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In this webinar, you'll learn how to write in plain language specifically for online readers. You'll analyze examples of federal web content written in plain language as well as see how clarity suffers when content isn't written in plain language.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/readability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Readability</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2008-10-01T00:00:00-04:00">Wednesday, October 1, 2008</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:52:42 +0000 kmesa 353 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/plain-language-practice-writing-web.html#comments Write Plainly: An Update on Plain Writing Principles and the New Law http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/write-plainly-update-plain-writing-principles-and-new-law.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-writing-principles-and-the-new-law">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-writing-principles-and-the-new-law</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Leslie</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">O&#039;Flahaven</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In this webinar, you’ll learn why writing in plain language does not mean “dumbing down” your content. You’ll analyze before-and-after examples of government web content written in plain language.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/readability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Readability</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2011-01-21T00:00:00-05:00">Friday, January 21, 2011</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:51:24 +0000 kmesa 352 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/write-plainly-update-plain-writing-principles-and-new-law.html#comments Plain Language: The Act, What It Means, What You Need to Do http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/plain-language-act-what-it-means-what-you-need-do.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-act">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-act</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Katherine</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Spivey</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author-2-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Amy</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-author-2-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Bunk</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>This webinar provides an update on plain writing principles and the law. If you write for the web, the intranet, press releases, emails, articles, newsletters, etc., this webinar helps you learn about plain writing principles, strategies and tactics for making content plain, before-and-after examples, how the Plain Writing Act of 2010 affects government agencies, where to get additional plain language training and resources, and about the federal plain language community.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/readability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Readability</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2011-09-01T00:00:00-04:00">Thursday, September 1, 2011</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:50:29 +0000 kmesa 351 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/plain-language-act-what-it-means-what-you-need-do.html#comments What Not to Web: Plain Language and Writing for the Web Made Easy http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/what-not-web-plain-language-and-writing-web-made-easy.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/what-not-to-web">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/what-not-to-web</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Katherine</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Spivey</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>How you write content for your agency's website will impact how successful you are in giving your customer what they need most—information!  Writing for the web requires a different approach and skill set than those required for print. People come to your website for content—not to read!  Luckily, many web writing techniques—organizing for the reader, designing for scanning, reducing text, favoring active voice, using ordinary words—intersect with plain language.  Learn about plain writing principles and how they apply to the web, and get an update on the Plain Writing Act of 2010.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/readability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Readability</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2011-09-28T00:00:00-04:00">Wednesday, September 28, 2011</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:49:27 +0000 kmesa 350 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/what-not-web-plain-language-and-writing-web-made-easy.html#comments Plain Language in Regulations and Policy http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/plain-language-regulations-and-policy.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-regulations">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-regulations</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">John</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Strylowski</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Regulations tell Americans how to get benefits, how to meet safety standards, and how to pay their taxes. Regulations that are unclear or unreadable make work for the reader and for the agency that issues them. Writing all our regulations in a clear and easily readable style would result in a tremendous savings of time and effort for the federal government and for citizens affected by them. Regulations don’t have to be written in "legalese." Don’t let anyone convince you that outmoded forms of language are needed in regulations. Plain language works for regulations just as it does for other important forms of written communication.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/readability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Readability</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2011-10-21T00:00:00-04:00">Friday, October 21, 2011</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:48:34 +0000 kmesa 349 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/plain-language-regulations-and-policy.html#comments Using Plain Language to Communicate Health Information http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/using-plain-language-communicate-health-information.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-to-communicate-health-information">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/plain-language-to-communicate-health-infor...</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Stacy</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Robinson</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We know that Americans are going online for health information. We also know that nearly 9 in 10 adults struggle with health literacy.  Health literacy—how well people can understand and use health information—ensures that health information and services can be accessed, understood, and used by people in their daily lives. Many hard-to-change factors, such as education, language, and age, affect health literacy. But we can change how we communicate health information.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/readability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Readability</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2011-11-15T00:00:00-05:00">Tuesday, November 15, 2011</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:47:25 +0000 kmesa 348 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/using-plain-language-communicate-health-information.html#comments Essentials of Plain Language http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/essentials-plain-language.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/essentials-plain-language">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/essentials-plain-language</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Katherine</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Spivey</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>This seminar provides an update on plain writing principles and the Plain Writing Act of 2010, beneficial tools to help your agency comply with the Plain Writing Act, and what techniques to use. If you write for external audiences (customers, citizens, the public) or if you write press releases, emails, articles, blogs, websites, newsletters, etc.—this seminar is for you.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/social-media" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Social Media</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2012-10-31T00:00:00-04:00">Wednesday, October 31, 2012</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:46:25 +0000 kmesa 347 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/essentials-plain-language.html#comments Social Media: You Still Need Plain Language http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/social-media-you-still-need-plain-language.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/social-media-and-plain-language">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/social-media-and-plain-language</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Katherine</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Spivey</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Is part of your job working on your agency's social media? Do you write for a blog, coordinate tweets, update your Facebook page?  If you’re engaging with an external audience, it needs to be in plain language—that’s according to the the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Besides the law, however, there are good reasons for using plain language: social media’s limited real estate, your relationship with your community, and competition for attention.  In this webinar, we’ll give you tips so you can make sure your social media communications are in plain language.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/content-strategy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Content Strategy</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/social-media" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Social Media</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2013-01-09T00:00:00-05:00">Wednesday, January 9, 2013</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:44:32 +0000 kmesa 346 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/social-media-you-still-need-plain-language.html#comments User-Centered Design for Government Websites http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/user-centered-design-government-websites.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/user-centered-design-for-government-websites">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/user-centered-design-for-government-websit...</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Kath</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Straub</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>User-Centered Design is a multistage process that helps web managers and designers analyze and predict how users are likely to use a website, and test these draft designs with actual users a number of times before site launch. User-centered design lets you optimize the user interface around how people want and need to interact, rather than forcing them to adapt how they interact to the software. Kath Straub introduces User-Centered Design and its importance in creating a great citizen experience on government websites. Visitors to government websites want to be able to find what they need and act on what they find.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/usability-evaluation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Usability Evaluation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/redesign" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Redesign</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/usability-evaluation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Usability Evaluation</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/user-centered-design-process" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">User-centered Design Process</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2009-09-10T00:00:00-04:00">Thursday, September 10, 2009</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:43:19 +0000 kmesa 345 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/user-centered-design-government-websites.html#comments OptimalSort—Card Sorting Made Easy http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/optimalsort-card-sorting-made-easy.html <div class="field field-name-field-resource-audio-video-web-t field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Video</div><div class="field-item odd">Web Resource</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-url-link field-type-link-field field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">URL:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/optimalsort-card-sorting-made-easy">http://www.howto.gov/training/classes/optimalsort-card-sorting-made-easy</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-first-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Sam</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-author-last-name field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Ng</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Do your users have trouble finding information and tasks on your website? Are you trying to re-organize the site but don't know where to start?<br /> Card Sorting is a technique in which a group of selected website users arrange your tasks and topics into categories that make sense to them. Typically, the content topics are identified and written onto index cards or Post–it notes that the user arranges into logical groups. Card sorts help make websites easier to use and are an appropriate activity for new web pages as well as when redesigning existing websites. OptimalSort is card sorting made easier. It's an online tool with an "elegant user interface, powerful analysis and outstanding support." As part of this presentation, OptimalSort representative Sam Ng will take you through a card sort of a section of USA.gov from start to finish. You'll participate in the sort before the presentation, getting familiar with the tool, and then during the presentation Sam will explain how to analyze the results of the card sort and how to turn these results into a new and better informational structure. Gain the knowledge and experience you need to do your own card sort.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-organization field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Organization:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DigitalGov University</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-discipline-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Discipline Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/usability-evaluation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Usability Evaluation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-site-wide-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Site-wide Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/card-sorting/" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Card Sorting</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/government-specific" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Government-specific</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/testing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Testing</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/tags/training" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Training</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/tags/usability-evaluation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Usability Evaluation</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-resource-date field-type-datetime field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Resource Date:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" property="dc:date" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="2009-12-07T00:00:00-05:00">Monday, December 7, 2009</span></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-card-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Card Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.usability.gov/sites/default/files/default_images/default_icon_training%26multimedia.png" alt="" /></div></div></div> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:41:57 +0000 kmesa 344 at http://www.usability.gov http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/multimedia-and-trainings/optimalsort-card-sorting-made-easy.html#comments