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Coverage of Blind Citizens Convention (fwd)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 18:28:44 +1100 (EST)
To: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.981118182652.7454I-100000@sunrise>
For your information.

By the way, Melbourne time is 16 hours ahead of Eastern (US) time at the 
moment, so 9am Friday is 5pm Thursday (Eastern. I don't know about the 
rest of the US, and I have a vague idea that it is about 11pm in England)

Charles McCathieNevile

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 12:26:57 +0000
From: John Simpson <infoalt@ozemail.com.au>

This year there will be coverage of the Blind Citizens Australia National
Convention over the Internet.  I thought that some people would be
interested to have a listen!

The Convention starts on friday morning 9:00am Eastern Australian Summer
Time in Melbourne.

9:00  Welcome from President Michael Simpson
9:15  Keynote speech from Maurice Corcoran
	President of Physical Disability Council of Australia
9:45  Annual Report from Michael Simpson and Bill Jolley
11:00  Human Rights - 50 years on from Kym Duggan
	Special Advisor on Discrimination to the Attorney General
11:40  Telecommunications self-regulation and consumer representation from
Johanna Plante, Australian Communications Industry Forum

After lunch there is a session on Access to Information and another one on
Access to the Built Environment.

The Convention runs through Saturday and finishes at lunch time on Sunday.

* * * * *


Please circulate this information as widely as possible.


Blind Citizens Australia will hold its 24th annual National Convention in
Melbourne this coming weekend, from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 November 1998.   

Unfortunately this year's Convention had to be postponed, from early
October, due to a major interruption to the supply of natural gas used for
cooking and the supply of hot water for bathing and laundry.   

Blind Citizens Australia is this country's representative organisation of
people who are blind or vision impaired.  

It has a proud record of achievement as Advocate, Information Provider and
as a forum for peer support and leadership development.  

Each year Blind Citizens from across Australia come together for the Blind
Citizens Convention.  

This year's Convention will be available to blind people and their
associates from across Australia and around the world, through a special
Real Audio webcast.  

This year's Convention features sessions on Information Access, Blindness
Service delivery and Access to the Built Environment.   Other Convention
sessions will review the organisation's project work in areas such as
Telecommunications for people with disabilities, access to Vocational
Education & Training and Digital Television access.     

To be part of this year's Blind Citizens Convention visit our Web Site at 

John Simpson 
Vice President 
Blind Citizens Australia 
John A Simpson 
Director Information Alternatives 
Vice President Blind Citizens Australia 
18 Prosper Parade Glen Iris  3146 
Ph. 613 9889 0392  Fax. 613 9889 6286 
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 1998 02:32:27 UTC

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