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Announcement: Teleconference on Making Visualizations of Complex Information Accessible for People with Disabilities

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 19:11:01 -0400
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Announcement:
Teleconference on Making Visualizations of Complex Information Accessible 
for People with Disabilities
28 June 2004 - 14:00 UTC [10:00 New York, 15:00 London, 23:00 Tokyo]

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Research and Development Interest Group (RDIG) announces that registration 
is open for the second in a series of teleconferences focusing on research 
issues in the area of accessibility and Web-related technologies.

Introduction

This teleconference will explore accessibility issues in visualization 
technologies from the perspectives of researchers in the field. Presenters 
include:

Kent Cullers, SETI Institute (keynote speaker)
Al Gilman, Trace R&D Center,
Mayer Max, Sharkatech Research
Ed Sims, CTO, VCom3d
Lisa Seeman, UBAccess
Dirk Wilhun and Yannick Saillet, IBM Deutschland
Haixia Zhao and Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland

More information is available from the Registration information page [1].


Who should participate

Researchers and practitioners active in any aspect of Visualization 
Technologies, Human Computer Interaction, Assistive Technologies, 
Disability Studies, Web Accessibility, or related fields; and people with 
disabilities with interest or experience in different approaches to 
accommodating their requirements for accessible Web-based visualizations.

Goals of the Teleconference

Participants in this conference can expect to learn about current research 
in making visualization technologies for the internet accessible to persons 
with disabilities and to develop contacts with people performing such research.


Event Information

The teleconference will take place on Monday, 28 June 2004 at 14:00 UTC 
[10:00 New York, 15:00 London, 23:00 Tokyo]. To determine the time in your 
location, please refer to TimeAndDate.com [2]. Registration for the 
teleconference [3] is required and is limited to 40 participants. 
Registration will close on 21 June, 2004.

The call will last for two hours.  The format is seven brief presentations 
with Web-based presentation materials followed by moderated panel 
discussion. Caption Colorado will provide realtime captioning of the 
teleconference call. Users of the service only need a computer with an 
Internet connection to view the transcript.   Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and 
email will be available to ask questions during the teleconference call.
Questions for discussion may be submitted in advance by email to the chair, 
Mark Hakinnen, at any time before the teleconference.

Timeline
21 June - Registration closes
22 June - Call-in and caption information sent to first 40 registrants
28 June - Event at 14:00 UTC [10:00 New York, 15:00 London, 23:00 Tokyo]

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2004/06/cfp-viz.html>
[2] <http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html>
[3] <http://cgi.w3.org/Register/selectUser.pl?_w3c_meetingName=RDIGVIS>

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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
http://www.w3.org/WAI/
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