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W3C Media Advisory: World Wide Web Consortium to Present on Web Accessibility

From: Sally Khudairi <khudairi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 08:41:45 -0400
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To: W3C News Service <w3c-news@w3.org>
World Wide Web Consortium to Present on Web Accessibility 

MEDIA ADVISORY -- 

http://www.w3.org/ -- 20 July 1998 -- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web
Accessibility Initiative will address Web access issues and universal design. 

Event: 

The World Wide Web: Working to Bring Down Barriers for People with
Disabilities 

Who: 

REMARKS 

HRH, Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
Jim Poston, HM Consul-General 

Massachusetts Association for the Blind
Norm Posner, President and Board of Trustees 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 

World Wide Web Consortium
Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program
Office 

The Carroll Center
Brian Charlson, Technology Program Manager
First Vice President - American Council of the Blind 

What: 

Presentation and demonstration highlighting efforts to increase accessibility
of the
World Wide Web for people with disabilities, and the role of universal design
in achieving
greater usability of all technologies. Recent developments from the W3C Web
Accessibility
Initiative will also be presented. 

When: 

Wednesday, 22 July, 1998 
Presentations 1.15 - 2.15 pm ET (Plaza Ballroom) 
Press Opportunity with Judy Brewer and Brian Charlson 2.30 - 4.00 pm ET
(Flagship/Press Room) 

Where: 

The Seaport Hotel
One Seaport Lane
Boston, Massachusetts 

Audio: 

Live Webcast will be available at http://www.britain-info.org/ 

RSVP: 

Sue Hirsch, Brodeur Porter Novelli, +1.617.587.2858 to arrange attendance and
credentialling 

Further information on the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative is available at
http://www.w3.org/WAI 


About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C] 

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing
common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability.
It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory
for Computer Science (LCS) in the USA, the
National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in
France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium
include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers
and users; reference code implementations to embody and promote standards;
and various prototype and sample applications to
demonstrate use of new technology. To date, more than 265 organizations are
Members of the Consortium. 

For more information about the World Wide Web Consortium, see
http://www.w3.org/
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