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 Paciello Group to stream a live video webcast to help government agencies comply with requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The 90-minute webcast, “Simplifying Section 508 Compliance for Government Agencies” will feature a presentation by Mike Paciello , author of Web Accessibility to People with Disabilities and President of The Paciello Group. Participants should register for the August 18, 2PM ET webcast at www.at508.com, the Internet TV channel for the community of people with disabilities on the TVWorldwide.com network. The attractively-priced $79.95 live, interactive webcast will also be available to participants in archived form for a full year at no extra charge. DVD and VHS copies of the webcast will also be offered at www.at508.com after the event for those who can't participate on the web.
“Our goal is to make the continuous achievement of electronic and information technology accessibility for people with disabilities an easier process,” stated Paciello. “Participants will better understand Section 508 requirements, how to successfully address them in RFP's, and how pro-active attention to Section 508 implementation can benefit an agency's mission.”
"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. "Mike Paciello is a respected expert in the community of people with disabilities and his presentation will provide an audience of government decision-makers and buyers with a strategy for navigating Section 508's requirements in an interactive format that will facilitate e-mail questions from participants.”
The event will be live and archived 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.
AT508.com's compelling programming has helped the channel grow rapidly over the last year, featuring the incisive and uncensored articles and commentary of highly-respected columnist John Williams who coined the phrase 'assistive technology'. AT508.com was recently selected by the Democratic national Committee to webcast the 2004 Democratic National Convention using TVWorldwide.com's "webcapting" sm process.
The event will be archived for viewing at www.at508.com and www.tvworldwide.com . Participants should have the Real Video or Windows Media Player installed prior to the event and should log on prior to 1:45 PM ET on Wednesday, August 18 to test their connection. Questions may be directed to 703-961-9250, ext 223 at any time prior to or during the webcast.
About The Paciello Group
The Paciello Group is dedicated to helping corporations, government agencies and educational institutions make their communications accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. We offer professional consulting, technology solutions and monthly monitoring services to ensure that our clients reach all of their audiences, meet governmental and international standards and maintain the ongoing accessibility of their dynamic assets.
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.
As a leading streaming video applications service provider, 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, "aimcastingsm" to targeted B2B and special interest 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. Mr. Gardy currently serves as president of the International Webcasting Association. (www.webcasters.org)