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W3C/WAI activities at WWW7- updates & details

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 14:41:37 -0400
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Hello W3C/WAI Interest Group Participants:

In case you happen to be heading to Brisbane this week, here is updated
information on Web Accessibility-related activities taking place around the
WWW7 Conference.

General information on the conference is available at http://www7.conf.au
Detailed program information is currently available at
http://www7.conf.au/programdraft/programdraft2.html , check WWW7 home page
for updates.

If you need to contact me while in Brisbane, I will be arriving Tuesday and
staying at the Rydges South Bank hotel next to the Conference Center.  The
phone number for the hotel is 07 3255 0822. I should also be on e-mail at
jbrewer@w3.org throughout the week.

TUESDAY APRIL 14:  

- Tutorial: Inclusive Web Design - How to Create Accessible Web Sites, by
Jutta Treviranus and Kevin Nguyen of the University of Toronto.  Details of
this session are at
http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/bebo/www7/tutsdesc.html#jutta  Registration
is required for this session.  The session appears to run from 9:00 to
5:00, with participants requested to show up by 8:30 a.m.  The room number
is variously given as Room S310 (80) or Room K.

- Workshop: Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities, by Mike
Paciello, has been cancelled.

THURSDAY APRIL 16:

- Panel: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30, Session 4-M3, Web Accessibility:  Technical
and business challenges, implementation successes.  Panelists Daniel
Dardailler, W3C; Phill Jenkins, IBM; Jason White, WAI participant; Lauren
Wood, SoftQuad; moderated by Judy Brewer, W3C/WAI.  This session will focus
on technical issues in Web accessibility.  For a detailed description of
the panel go to http://www7.conf.au/programdraft/panels/1945/com1945.htm

- Panel: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30, Session 5-M3, Accessibility & Universal Design:
Advantages and Impact for Business, Government, and Developers.  Panelists
George Kerscher, RFB&D and DAISY Consortium; Steven Lucas, MatchLogic;
Jutta Treviranus, University of Toronto; Cynthia Waddell, City of San Jose,
California, USA; moderated by Judy Brewer.  This session will focus on
business & implementation issues.  For a detailed description of the panel
go to http://www7.conf.au/programdraft/panels/1944/com1944.htm

- Presentation: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00, W3C Track in Great Hall:  Web
Accessibility overview & update.  Presenters Daniel Dardailler & Judy
Brewer of W3C/WAI.  For more information on this session, and the rest of
the W3C track presentations throughout the week, go to
http://www.w3.org/Conferences/WWW7/W3CTrack .

SATURDAY APRIL 18:

WAI meetings: If you plan to participate in these meetings, please make
sure you have registered. (For this meeting only, OK to register as late as
Wednesday April 17.) Likewise, if you registered, but now find you can't
attend, please let us know, so we can plan for the right number of people!  
- Information and registration - http://www.w3.org/WAI/1998/04/meeting
- Location - BCEC (Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, where WWW7 is
held); meeting room will be announced by e-mail to registered participants
on Wednesday, or contact me at the Rydges South Bank hotel next to BCEC.

- 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Conference call for WAI Authoring Tools
Guidelines Working Group.  To participate in this call you must be an
active participant of the WAI AU Working Group http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU ,
have registered for the WAI meeting on April 18, and let Jutta know you'll
be participating in the call - jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca

- 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Meeting of WAI Interest Group.  This is the
overall interest group for the Web Accessibility Initiative.

- 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Meeting of WAI Authoring Tools Working Group.  No
outside phone connection with the rest of the AU Working Group, but this
session will continue the agenda from the morning's call, and include
discussion with other participants of the WAI IG meeting in Brisbane.

- 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  WAI Interest Group wrap-up and next steps planning.

See you in Brisbane...

- Judy

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Judy Brewer   jbrewer@w3.org     617-258-9741
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355
545 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139 USA
http://www.w3.org/WAI
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