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Outreach Update - Speaking at Refresh DC

From: Justin Thorp <juth@loc.gov>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:50:10 -0500
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Friends,

On February 15, 2007, I am going to be giving a talk on Web accessibility to Refresh DC, a Web developers user group here in Washington, DC, USA.

http://refresh-dc.org/
http://upcoming.org/event/139624/

One of the big points that I'm going to hit on is the heterogeneous nature of the web.  Different people experience the Web in different ways.  I will draw from the document "How People With Disabilities Use the Web."

I think as a developer its too easy to think that the way I experience the Web is the way that everyone does.   I think once you fully wrap your head around how that's not the case you start to better see why Web Accessibility is of HUGE importance.  It is something that I want to really drive home.

I will then go into the importance of WCAG and how it can help people make their Web sites accessible.

It should be a fun event.  I hope to solicit a lot of feedback that could help EOWG. 

Cheers,
Justin Thorp



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Justin Thorp
US Library of Congress
Web Services - Office of Strategic Initiatives
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