TVWorldwide's Internet TV Channel AT508.com Selected to Webcast “State of Technology Conference on Mobile Wireless Technologies for Persons with Disabilities”
Worldwide Webcast Event to Feature Conference Keynotes and Presentations
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2004
Contact: Nate Karle
TV Worldwide.com, Inc.
(703) 961-9250 Ext. 222
Chantilly, Va. - TVWorldwide.com, a fast-growing web-based global TV network, announced that it's Assistive Technology Internet TV Channel, AT508.com, had been selected by the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Mobile Wireless Technologies for Persons with Disabilities (RERC) to webcast the May 11-12, 2004 “State of Technology Conference on Mobile Wireless Technologies for Persons with Disabilities.” The webcast will be available in archive-only form after the end of the conference.
The free webcast will feature presentations and discussion by leading researchers, practitioners, academicians, consumers, industry, and advocates in the important area where wireless technology and rehabilitation research intersect. The webcast will also feature interviews with industry leaders attending the show and highlight the latest products, services, issues and news concerning people with disabilities. Several keynotes and presentations will also be made available during the webcast. The event will be archived in fully accessible format using the captioned video streaming of TVWorldwide.com's "webcapting" sm process.
AT508.com channel premium sponsors include: The Paciello Group, HP, Kurzweil Educational Systems, The Council for Exceptional Children, Corda, Deque, Audio Eye, Sighted Electronics, Freedom Vision and Vcom3D.
"As a long-time developer of streaming media content for the community of people with disabilities we are excited about being selected to webcast this important event," commented Dave Gardy , Chairman and CEO of TVWorldwide.com. "Thanks to AT508.com's compelling programming, the channel has grown rapidly over the last year featuring the incisive and uncensored commentary of highly-respected columnist John Williams who coined the phrase 'assistive technology'. We again expect a huge audience and we are preparing our servers to accommodate the RERC event webcast."
The event will be archived for viewing at www.at508.com and www.tvworldwide.com .
TVWorldwide's AT508.com Internet TV channel was launched in October 2002 at the World Congress on Disabilities in Orlando, Florida, featuring world-renowned disability columnist John Williams covering the latest in assistive technology and Section 508 news and since then has webcast the TASH, ATIA, CSUN and CEC events for the community of people with disabilities. AT508.com features articles and videos on the latest in assistive technology products, services and issues. During industry trade shows, AT508.com highlights keynotes, presentations and interviews with exhibitors and speakers. AT508.com events are webcast live and archived in fully accessible format using the captioned video streaming of TVWorldwide.com's "webcapting" sm process. AT508.com channel sponsors include The Paciello Group, the Council for Exceptional Children, HP, Kurzweil Educational Systems, Corda, Deque, Audio Eye, Sighted Electronics Freedom Vision and Vcom3D.
About the RERC
With an overall goal of promoting independence and autonomy of people with disabilities, the RERC has two primary aims: 1) ensure equitable access to mobile wireless products and services by people with disabilities of all ages and abilities; and 2) investigate promising applications of mobile wireless technologies in support of employment, independent living and community integration of people with disabilities.
About TV Worldwide
As a leading global Internet broadcasting and streaming media company, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) is developing a network of video channels that is an affiliation of community-based Internet television stations, each underwritten by a strategic partner, "aimcasting" SM to targeted demographic audiences worldwide. TVWorldwide.com works with strategic partners to develop the latest in live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications. TVWorldwide.com was recently named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Streaming Companies” by Streaming Magazine, www.streamingmagazine.com, and CEO Dave Gardy was honored by the magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy currently serves as the president of the International Webcasting Association (IWA).