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Outreach Update

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 00:20:57 +1100
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Two outreach activities to report on:

1. A few notes about last week's successful OZeWAI conference
(http://www.ozewai.org/2004/index.html) here in Melbourne. The program is
available  and presentations are also being made available
(http://www.ozewai.org/2004/program-full.html).

Day one had a theme of accessibility in Government; day two was Education
oriented; day three was general. Each morning started with a tutorial (WCAG,
Standards, ATAG) followed by a Keynote. The days then had a mixture of
plenaries, papers, tutorials and workshops.

Jutta Treviranus was the principal keynote speaker and presented on a wide
range of topics that were very well received:
- Accessibility and the Canadian Government
- Government Policy Panel
- Accessibility in Education in Canada
- The user profile / resource matching approach
- ATRC projects and software
- Authoring tools and accessibility

Dey Alexander presented a very good keynote on accessibility and usability
and the similarities.

I also presented and participated in several sessions:
- WCAG tutorial
- Accessibility Business Case Panel
- Accessibility testing - beyond Bobby (workshop)
- WAI/EOWG (part of Professional association supporting accessibility panel)

See also Chaals' post to the IG -
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2004OctDec/0220.html

2. Last Monday (6 December) we organised a Seminar with the State Government
for the local eLearning Network at which Jutta Treviranus spoke about "Why
Standards Matter in eLearning Development"
(http://www.nils.org.au/ais/web/workshops/0412-atrc.html). The session was
attended by nearly 50 participants from both eLearning developers and
universities.


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Dr Andrew Arch
Manager Online Accessibility Consulting
Accessible Information Solutions, NILS
Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210; Mobile 0438 755 565
http://www.nils.org.au/ais/ | http://www.ozewai.org/2004/

Member, Education & Outreach Working Group,
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/

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