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Accessibility Forum Webcast

Announcing our Webcast Meeting,
February 27-March 1, 2002 in Denver, Colorado
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The Accessibility Forum

For information, please contact:
Accessibility Forum Staff:
Phone: 843-760-3310; Fax: 843-760-4098; e-mail: forumstaff@aticorp.org

The mission of the Accessibility Forum is to provide government agencies and vendors of E&IT and Assistive Technology with effective and broadly accepted metrics and methods to assess whether E&IT products comply with Section 508 accessibility standards. The Accessibility Forum seeks industry leadership and user involvement in development of these accessibility assessment metrics and methods. The Accessibility Forum provides the infrastructure for continuing collaboration and dialogue between users and vendors. It should also provide a means for vendors to gain insight into accessibility needs that could be addressed in future products.

Agenda
February 26 (Tuesday)
  Forum attendee check in
February 27 (Wednesday) 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM MST
Grand Ballroom I
  Welcome

Accessibility Forum Council Sub-Group Reports

Fulfilling the Promise of Section 508

Break (approximately 10 AM: 30 minutes)

Project Progress Reports

Lunch (approximately Noon: 90 minutes)

Panel: User perspective on meeting Section 508 requirements

Break (approximately 3 PM: 30 minutes)

Evening Reception

February 28 (Thursday) 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM MST
Grand Ballroom I
 

Guest Speaker: Shon Saliga, Director of IBM's World Wide Accessibility Center, Austin, Texas

Panel: Industry sectors perspective on addressing Section 508 requirements

Break (approximately 10:30 AM: 30 minutes)

Break out Sessions: Project Activity

- Interoperability of Electronic Information Technology and Assistive Technology (Crystal III)
- Objective Measures for Accessibility Standards for Electronic and Information Technology (Crystal I)
Lunch (approximately Noon: 90 minutes)

Break out Sessions for Project Activity continue after lunch

Break (approximately 3 PM: 30 minutes)

March 1 (Friday) 8:30 AM - Noon MST
Grand Ballroom I
  Panel: Government Response to meeting Section 508 requirements

Break (approximately 9:30 AM: 30 minutes)

Report on Results of Project Breakouts

Members Open Discussion and Feedback

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