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THE ASSOCIATION OF ACCESS ENGINEERING SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THEIR 1999 EXCELLENCE IN ACCESS AWARDS

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 15:27:21 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Congratulations to the Web Content Guidelines Working Group, for their work
on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, which will be awarded an
"Excellence in Access Award" next week.

And thank you for all the good work!

- Judy

>Subject: THE ASSOCIATION OF ACCESS ENGINEERING SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCES THE W
>	INNERS OF THEIR 1999 EXCELLENCE IN ACCESS AWARDS
>Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 10:21:25 -0400
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>> 
>> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>> 
>> THE ASSOCIATION OF ACCESS ENGINEERING SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF
>> THEIR 1999 EXCELLENCE IN ACCESS AWARDS
>> 
>> Medway, MA, June 25, 1999. The Association of Access Engineering
>> Specialists (AAES) today announced the winners of their 1999 Excellence in
>> Access Awards.  The award winners are:
>> 
>> * The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association for its training
>> program entitled, "Section 255: Making the Connection" 
>> 
>> * The Worldwide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative for its "Web
>> Content Accessibility Guidelines" 
>> 
>> * CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media for its Motion Picture
>> Access Technologies
>> 
>> * U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Chief Information Officer,
>> Assistive Technology Team for its Implementation of Requirements for
>> Accessible Software  
>> 
>> * Nokia for its LPS-1 Loopset - Access Innovation Award
>> 
>> * Royal Bank and NCR Corporation for their Audio Banking Machine
>> 
>> * Luxury TowVan Corporation for their Wheelchair Lift Equipped Tow
>> Vehicles - Access Innovation Award 
>> 
>> An awards ceremony, honoring this years winners, will be held during The
>> Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North
>> America's (RESNA), "Spotlight on Technology" conference being held in Long
>> Beach, CA on June 25-29, 1999; 
>> http://www.resna.org/resna99/prelim_prog.htmlhttp://www.resna.org/resna99/
>> prelim_prog.html
>> 
>> Many of the winners of AAES' 1999 Excellence in Access Awards will be
>> available, to discuss their accessible design methodologies, at AAES'
>> Disability Access Technical Development Workshop which is being held as a
>> follow-on to the RESNA Conference.  This workshop is conducted on June 30
>> and July 1, 1999 in Long Beach, CA.
>> http://www.narte.org/aaes/aaesnew.html#work
>> 
>> ###
>> 
>> More information on The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's
>> program entitled, "Section 255: Making the Connection" can be found on the
>> World Wide Web at:
>> http://www.wow-com.com/lawpol/section255/training/index.cfm
>> Contact:
>> Ron Barnes 
>> Sr. Manager for External and Industry Relations 
>> Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association 
>> Phone (202) 736-3246 
>> rbarnes@ctia.org
>> ---
>> More information on The Worldwide Web Consortium's "Web Content
>> Accessibility Guidelines" can be found on the World Wide Web at:
>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/#Guidelines
>> Contact:
>> Judy Brewer, Director
>> Web Accessibility Initiative
>> International Program Office
>> Phone: (617) 258-9741
>> jbrewer@w3.org 
>> ---
>> More information on CPB/WGBH National Center For Accessible Media's Motion
>> Picture Access Technologies can be found on the World Wide Web at:
>> http://www.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/ncam/mopix/index.html 
>> Contact:
>> Larry Goldberg, Director
>> Media Access
>> WGBH Educational Foundation
>> 617-492-9258 (V/TTY)
>> Larry_Goldberg@wgbh.org
>> ---
>> More information on The U.S. Department of Education's Requirements for
>> Accessible Software can be found on the World Wide Web at:
>> http://gcs.ed.gov/coninfo/Clibrary/software.htm
>> Contact:
>> Joe Tozzi
>> Director, Technology Center
>> U.S. Department of Education
>> Office of the Chief Information Officer
>> Phone: (202) 708-9298
>> Joe_tozzi@ed.gov
>> ---
>> More information on Nokia's LPS-1 Loopset can be found on the World Wide
>> Web at:
>> http://www.shopnokia.com/ .. then click on accessories.
>> Contact:
>> David J. Dzumba
>> Nokia Mobile Phones, Research & Development
>> Phone: (972) 894-4722
>> Mobile: (972) 740-6798
>> david.dzumba@nokia.com
>> ---
>> More information on Royal Bank and NCR Corporation's Audio Automated
>> Teller Machine (ATM) can be found on the World Wide Web at:
>> http://www3.ncr.com/product/financial/product/sss/personas.htm
>> http://www3.ncr.com/press_release/pr082698.html
>> Contact:
>> Virve Tremblay
>> NCR Canada Ltd.
>> (416) 351-2101
>> virve.tremblay@canada.ncr.com 
>> ---
>> More information on Luxury TowVan Corporation's Wheelchair Lift Equipped
>> Tow Vehicles can be found on the World Wide Web at:
>> http://www.towman.com/ltv/
>> Contact:
>> Stacey A. Paginton
>> Luxury TowVan Corporation
>> Phone: (503) 282-7079
>> stacey-towvan@pcez.com
>> 
>> ---
>> About AAES: 
>> 
>> AAES, the Association of Access Engineering Specialists
>> http://www.narte.org/aaes.html was formed as a specialist group under The
>> National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE)
>> http://www.narte.org/ and in partnership with, The Rehabilitation
>> Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
>> http://www.resna.org/ in 1997.  
>> AAES Objectives:
>> 
>> * To develop a body of knowledge and resource base for the design and
>> development of accessible products and services.
>> 
>> * To encourage the development of access techniques and promote standards
>> for access compatibility; and to convene industry/consumer forums as
>> needed.
>> 
>> * To provide a vehicle to present problems, recommendations, solutions and
>> new developments.
>> 
>> * To support an ongoing dialog between the disability communities and
>> industry regarding access issues.
>>  
>
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Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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