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From: robert neff <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 09:04:07 -0700 (PST)
Message-ID: <200204251604.MAA11959@bellerophon.cnchost.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
PRESS RELEASE
TVWorldwide.com Again Selected by Macromedia to 
Produce Accessibility Webcast 
TVWorldwide.com&#8217;s AbleTV Channel to Feature 
Macromedia&#8217;s Web Accessibility Seminar, Today, April 
25 1:30-4:30 PM CDT, Live from Chicago 

Chantilly, Va. &#8211; TVWorldwide.com, a fast-growing web-
based global TV network and streaming video service 
provider, announced today that it had been selected 
by Macromedia to webcast the Macromedia Web 
Accessibility Seminar scheduled for April 26, live 
from Chicago on TVWorldwide.com&#8217;s AbleTV channel. The 
event will feature instruction on the new 
accessibility features built into Macromedia Flash MX 
and Macromedia Flash Player 6 and how to design an 
accessible rich media website, or to retrofit a 
current site to meet W3C and Section 508 
accessibility guidelines. The free webcast will 
feature AbleTV&#8217;s live captioned video streaming 
or &#8220;webcaptingsm&#8221; process to assist on-line 
participants with disabilities and serve AbleTV&#8217;s 
growing audience. This webcast is sponsored by 
Macromedia. 

Megan Stewart, Director, Vertical Markets for 
Macromedia stated, &#8220;We&#8217;re excited to be able to offer 
an accessibility seminar itself in accessible webcast 
format as we have in the past. We&#8217;ve again selected 
TVWorldwide.com and AbleTV to webcast the event 
because of their vast expertise in captioned video 
streaming, or &#8220;webcapting&#8221; and the extensive 
interactive audience they bring from the community of 
those people with disabilities.&#8221; 

&#8220;We&#8217;re pleased to have been selected again by the 
Macromedia for this important event,&#8221; stated Dave 
Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TVWorldwide.com. &#8220;We 
always get a huge response to this event nationally 
and Macromedia&#8217;s decision to &#8220;webcapt&#8221; the event with 
Able TV&#8217;s capabilities is testimonial to the 
company&#8217;s commitment to facilitating web site 
accessibility.&#8221;

The event will be available live and archived for 
later viewing at www.macromedia.com, 
www.tvworldwide.com and www.abletv.net. Participants 
should have the free Real Player installed prior to 
the event and should log on by 1:15 PM CDT, today. 
Questions can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext 221 
before and during the event. 

About TVWorldwide.com and AbleTV.net
In addition to being a video streaming service 
provider, TVWorldwide.com is building a network of 
community-based Internet TV channels, each 
underwritten by a strategic partner, &#8220;aimcastingsm&#8221; 
to targeted B2B and special interest audiences 
worldwide. TVWorldwide.com has worked with one of its 
first aimcast channels, AbleTV.net, to pioneer live 
and archived video streaming with open captioning to 
aid web site accessibility for the disabled. With 
this advance, AbleTV.net has received sponsorship 
from Microsoft Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Compaq 
and NCR. TVWorldwide.com was recently named one of 
the streaming video industry&#8217;s &#8220;Hottest Companies&#8221; by 
Streaming Magazine.

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 25, 2001
Contact:	Beverly 
O&#8217;Brien                             
TV Worldwide.com, Inc.             
Beverly@tvworldwide.com        
www.tvworldwide.com               
(703) 961-9250                             

 

 





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