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announcement:Fw: There aren't enough of us for business to bother with us!

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 19:42:49 -0500
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Prof Norm Coombs" <nrcgsh@ritvax.RIT.EDU>
To: <EASI@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 7:41 PM
Subject: There aren't enough of us for business to bother with us!


We have all heard some business person say that they'd like to take
people
with disabilities into consideration, but, unfortunately, there aren't
enough of us to make it worth their time and effort.  EASI's new online
training course, the Business Benefits of Accessible Information
Technology
demonstrates that accessible information technology can be very
profitable
for businesses as it will coincidently include millions and billions of
others through the same design.

http://easi.cc/workshops/bbaitsyl.htm

We are very excited about this new course taught by Steve Jacobs,
President
of IDEAL at NCR.  It is loaded with facts, statistics and resources. If
you
have RealPlayer on your computer, you can view a video preview of this
course at
http://easi.cc/media/ideal.ram

Below is the text of an ad we just put in an online newsletter:

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A pop quiz!
There aren't enough people with disabilities to bother with.

True or False?

Answer:
If you answered false you'll want to read the following.  If you
answered
true you really NEED to read the following.


In EASI's new month-long online course starting Feb. 4, you'll learn how
to
make business-oriented information technology accessible to mainstream
consumers who may not have physical disabilities but do have differences
you should consider:
§ low-bandwidth (5 billion worldwide);
§ Are 65 years of age and older (486 million worldwide)
§ Never learned to read (1.6 billion worldwide)
§ Only speak, write and/or understand English as a Second Language (300+
million worldwide)
§ Cultural diversity where the use of certain colors may give your
messages
unintended meanings  or may be color blind. (230 million worldwide)
§ Consumers with disabilities (500 - 700 million worldwide.
q Use hand-held and wireless devices

EASI (Equal Access to Software) is the premiere provider of online
training
in accessible information technology for persons with disabilities…..
and
lots of others who you may not think of as disabled… but who are a great
market for you to target.

Registration and syllabus are at http://easi.cc/workshops/bbaitsyl.htm
The class is limited to 20 registrations. (first come first served)
For more information visit the web site listed above or write Norman
Coombs, Ph.D., (CEO, EASI) norm@easi.cc
Received on Saturday, 12 January 2002 19:42:46 GMT

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