Inclusive UX Writing: Physical Abilities & Neurodivergence
What you'll learn
- Understand what inclusion is and what inclusive UX Writing is
- Understand the difference between inclusion and accessibility
- Understand the concepts of bias and discrimination
- Know about different forms of discrimination
- Understand ableism in the tech industry and in UX
- Understand barriers to inclusion of users with physical disabilities in UX
- Know about inclusive and non-inclusive UX Writing for users with physical disabilities
- Understand how to write accessible on-screen text and alt text
- Understand how to write inclusive UX Copy for users with physical disabilities
- Define neurodivergence
- Understand neuro-discrimination in the tech industry and in UX
- Understand barriers to inclusion of neurodivergent users in UX
- Know about inclusive and non-inclusive UX Writing for neurodivergent users
- Understand how to write inclusive UX Copy for neurodivergent users
- Having a basic understanding of what UX Writing is helpful. If you are unsure, check out my course "Introduction To UX Writing: How To Write Great Microcopy"
Naturally, inclusion plays a major role in UX Writing, because our UX copy cannot fulfill its purpose of creating a great user experience if it only works for a small elite of users. Instead, it should be readable, comprehensible, and respectful to users - regardless of their abilities.
However, many digital products still lack accessibility and inclusion: Not only does a lack of accessibility often give users with a disability or neurodivergent users a hard time. Also, the use of ableist language is still widespread.
What are the effects of systemic ableism on the tech and UX industry?
What does ability-based discrimination actually look like in UX design and UX copy?
How can we ensure that our UX copy is inclusive of users with a disability and neurodivergent user?
If you ask yourself these and other questions and have not yet found an answer to them, this course is the right choice for you!
This course is the first part of a short series about inclusive UX Writing.
This course is about how to write inclusive UX copy for users with physical disabilities and neurodivergent users.
The next course is about how to write gender-inclusive, anti-racist and age-inclusive UX copy.
Who should join
This course is a great choice for all UX Writers and for people who work with UX Writing, including UX and UI designers, developers, product owners, and project managers. It could be helpful to know what UX Writing is and what it is used for, so if you are a complete beginner, you may think about first checking out my introductory course here on Udemy.
What you will learn
In the first section of this class, you will learn
what inclusion is and what inclusive UX Writing is
what discrimination and biases are
about different forms of discrimination
In the second section of this class, you will learn
what ableism and discrimination against people with physical disabilities are
about different models of physical disability
the relationship between tech, UX, and physical disability
how to write inclusive UX copy for users with physical disabilities
In the third section of this class, you will learn
what neurodivergence is
about different forms of neurodivergence
the relationship between tech, UX, and neurodivergence
how to write inclusive UX copy for neurodivergent
Sounds good? Then join this class and learn how to write inclusive UX copy!
If you want to take all of my UX Writing courses, here is the order recommend:
1 Introduction To UX Writing
2 Transitioning To UX Writing
3 Accessible UX Writing
4 UX Writing: Finding Your Voice and Tone
5 UX Writing in Practice: Documentation & Processes
6 User Research And Testing For UX Writing
7 Inclusive UX Writing: Physical Abilities & Neurodivergence
8 Inclusive UX Writing: Gender, Race & Age
9 Culture-Based UX Writing
10 Localization in UX Writing
11 Fighting „Dark“ UX Writing: How To Write Kind UX Copy
12 Building Your UX Writing Portfolio
13 Freelancing in UX Writing
Please note that all courses stand for themselves and that you don't need to take any course as a prerequisite for taking another one. You don’t have to follow this order. This is only my very own suggestion, which is especially helpful when you need guidance on which course to pick next.
Who this course is for:
- UX Writers
- Content Designers and Content Strategists
- Everybody who wants to transition into UX Writing
- Copywriters, journalists, and other professionals who are working on transitioning into UX Writing but would love to learn more about UX Writing
- Designers, developers, and project managers who want to integrate UX Writing into their team
- Everybody who is interested in this topic!
Hello, I'm Kat!
I'm passionate about all things writing, language and communication. As an anthropologist, I specialized in the field of effective communication and how we, as humans, can build trust through communication.
What I do
I've worked as a communication strategist for several years before becoming a full-time writer. Today, I support digital product teams by creating and editing all kinds of writing with them – from tiny microcopy in coffee machine interfaces to essays and blog articles.
What I teach
My areas of expertise include
- UX Writing
- Content Writing
- Technical Writing
- Personal Writing such as Journaling.
How I teach
I love making sense of all these forms of writing, discovering their similarities and their differences, their logic and their structure. In my courses, I always try to draw the bigger picture while keeping things practical and providing hands-on advice. You wanna know what that looks like?
No problem, hop on and share a class with me!