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Accessibility Forum 6th Webcast Meeting

Announcing the Accessibility Forum meeting hosted by Apple in Cupertino, California, February 24 - 26, 2003. As we have for past meetings, we expect to broadcast plenary sessions via Webcast. We will begin first thing Monday morning and conclude at the end of the day Wednesday. Daily sessions start at 8:30 AM (PST) and conclude at 4:30 PM (PST)

The event will be archived for later viewing at www.tvworldwide.com. Participants should have the free QuickTime player installed prior to the event and should log on for the meeting by 8:15 AM EDT. Questions can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext 223 before and during the event.


Monday, February 24 - Plenary Session
  • Welcome and Agenda Review
  • Welcome comments from Apple
  • Vendor Approaches to 508 - Apple
  • Guest Speaker - Loretta Guarino Reid, Adobe
  • ATIA/Interoperability Update - Mary Beth Janes, Apple - Marney Beard, Sun Microsystems - Chris Hofstader, Freedom Scientific
  • Department of Justice - Ken Nakata
  • Review of 508 Activities in the various states - Cynthia Waddell
  • PANEL: Accessibility and Application Building Tools
    -Keith Elliott, Director--Accessibility Competence Center, SAP
    -Preety Kumar, CTO, Deque Systems
    -Connie Myers, Accessibility Program Manager, Oracle
    -Bob Regan, Accessibility Product Manager, Macromedia
    -Skip Crane (Staff), Moderator
  • Project Team Close-out Report - Bill Hetzner and Jim Kindrick, Staff
  • Government Experience and Need for Tools - Harry Leibowitz, Social Security Administration
  • Review of Government Agency Interviews (Survey) - (Follow up to presentation from October Web Cast) - Terry Weaver, GSA and Joy Gatewood-Fulton, Staff
Tuesday, February 25 - Plenary Session
  • Welcome and Agenda Review
  • Understanding Requirements for Procurement - Lesley Field, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
  • Proof-of-Concept Presentation: Feedback and Q&A session - An approach for people involved in the procurement process to simplify full compliance with and successful implementation of 508 - Bill Hetzner and Jim Kindrick, Staff
  • Open Q&A Session on Proof-of-Concept Presentation
  • Maintaining the Information Base - Skip Crane, Staff
  • Vendor approaches to 508: - Marney Beard, Sun Microsystems
  • ITTATC - Mimi Kessler
  • Council Activity Report - Mary Beth Janes, Apple, Council Chair
Wednesday, February 26 - Plenary Session and Workshops
  • Welcome and Agenda Review
  • Guest Speaker - Mary Mitchell, GSA
  • Break Out Group Workshops
    - Continued feedback / Validation re Proof-of-Concept Presentation
    - Transition to a Member-Supported Consortium
  • General Discussion/ Open Issues


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Welcome and Agenda Review
Skip Crane
Welcome comments and Vendor Approaches to 508 - Apple
Adobe - Loretta Guarino Reid
ATIA/Interoperability Update
Mary Beth Janes, Apple - Marney Beard, Sun Microsystems - Chris Hofstader, Freedom Scientific
Department of Justice - Ken Nakata
Review of 508 Activities in the various states
Cynthia Waddell
PANEL: Accessibility and Application Building Tools
-Keith Elliott, Director--Accessibility Competence Center, SAP -Preety Kumar, CTO, Deque Systems -Connie Myers, Accessibility Program Manager, Oracle -Bob Regan, Accessibility Product Manager, Macromedia -Skip Crane (Staff), Moderator
Project Team Close-out Report
Bill Hetzner and Jim Kindrick, Staff
Government Experience and Need for Tools
Harry Leibowitz, Social Security Administration
Review of Government Agency Interviews (Survey)
Terry Weaver, GSA and Joy Gatewood-Fulton, Staff
Understanding Requirements for Procurement
Lesley Field, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Proof-of-Concept Presentation
Bill Hetzner and Jim Kindrick, Staff
Maintaining the Information Base
Skip Crane, Staff
Vendor Approaches to 508: Sun
Marney Beard, Sun Microsystems
ITTATC
Mimi Kessler, ITTATC
Mary Mitchell - GSA
Guest Speaker
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Forum Chronology
October 2002 - Accessibility Forum 5th Webcast Meeting
September 2002 - Accessibility Forum Project Workshops hosted by AT&T was held in Washington, DC
August 2002 - Mary Beth Janes, Apple, was elected Chair person for the Strategic Management Council. Chris Hofstader, Freedom Scientific, was elected Vice Chair.
July 2002 - Council members vote "YES" to accept Council processes and procedures
June 2002 - Accessibility Forum Meeting in Washington, DC
February 2002 - Accessibility Forum Meeting in Denver, Colorado
January 2002 - Strategic Management Council initiates sub-groups to explore and Recommend Forum Strategy, Processes and Procedures, Project Interaction, and Affinity Groups.
November 2002 - Initial Strategic Management Council Meeting held
October 2001
Accessibility Forum Webcast (October 30) presented to update Members on Forum activity and progress:

Strategic Management Council (volunteer) members were announced

September 2001
-Canceled due to the events of September 11,  2001
-Work on two priority Projects began (AT/E&IT  Interoperability and Objective Measures)

August 2001
-Members selected the Organization Structure  of the Forum
-Project teams were formed from volunteers

June 2001 - July 2001
-Members determined projects the Forum  would conduct by ballot
-Alternative approaches for organizing the  Forum leadership were presented to the  members

May 2001
Accessibility Forum Meeting – Washington, DC - Refining our Mission, Objectives and Plan -Project consolidation membership group  identified
-Developed a Mission Statement
-Developed a Membership


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