Is DITA 1.3 the missing link between Tech Pub and Digital learning?

Within a company the training team is the most remote content generator and is often the last to consider DITA . Yet leveraging DITA across the board, starting with Techpub and extending to Training, enables to reap higher benefits – cost reduction, content quality, process optimization. DITA 1.3 helps to bridge the gap between TechPub and training; it includes a learning and training content specialization, with specific topic types, maps and learning interactions.

What can the audience expect to learn?

In this presentation you will get an overview of the training-specific features of DITA 1.3, how they meet the training team’s requirements and what companies like yours have achieved so far. You will see  a real-life example of applying DITA to digital learning and localizing the content. You will get an insight on the upcoming features and enough material to make you want to go ahead with DITA and digital learning.

Meet the presenters

A graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris, Dominique is CEO of WhP since 2005. As Head of WhP, Dominique strives to make localization rime with innovation. His passion for DITA has led him to position WhP as a specialist in DITA localization to help customers reduce the overall cost of multilingual DITA content generation. The company has designed advanced solutions such as Augmented Review that bridge the gap between DITA and localization processes, leveraging content reuse and collaborative linguistic review. Since March of this year Dominique is based in Montreal and running an office to work more closely with North American DITA publishers, while the Head Office continues to run operations and develop sales with European accounts.

Dominique is an active member of the DITA community, both on and offline and a fervent long distance cyclist.

Dawn Stevens is the President, and owner of Comtech Services and the Director of the Center for Information-Development Management. With over 25 years of experience, including 15 years at Comtech, Dawn has practical experience in virtually every role within a documentation and training department, including project management, instructional design, writing, editing, and multimedia programming. With both engineering and technical communication degrees, Dawn combines a solid technical foundation with strong writing and design skills to identify and remove the challenges her clients face in producing usable, technical information and training.


Amber Swope is an internationally recognized expert on the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) who specializes in helping teams develop their information architecture and implement DITA. With over 20 years of experience in the information development field and 12 years of DITA expertise, Amber helps teams design and optimize their environments to improve efficiency and reduce costs. When she’s not busy helping to change the world with XML, she can be found playing soccer, walking her puppsters, and enjoying Portland, OR.


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