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Fwd: Call for Position Papers: W3C Teleconference on Making Collaboration Technologies Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 00:27:08 -0500
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WAI Interest Group Participants:

Reminder, if you are planning on submitting a position paper on the 
Research and Development Interest Group teleconference on research issues 
of accessibility and Web-related collaboration technologies, the deadline 
is this Friday, 28 March 2003. Information is below.

Regards,

- Judy

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>The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative [1] Research and Development Interest
>Group [2] announces a Call for Position Papers [3] for a teleconference
>focusing on research issues of accessibility and Web-related
>collaboration technologies.  This teleconference is the first in a series
>of discussions that will cover a variety of topics related to accessibility
>and Web technologies.
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/
>[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/
>[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2003/03/call-collaboration.html
>
>We are seeking position papers from researchers and practitioners (academia,
>industry, government, consulting) on state of the art work in collaboration.
>
>About the Topic
>
>The Web is bringing together individuals and enabling them to collaborate in
>new and innovative ways. Today, diverse communities of people can come
>together in virtual spaces for meetings and working sessions. Examples of
>such communities include standards development, engineering, knowledge
>management, software/content development, accessibility, scientific
>research, government/international rules and regulations, and education.
>Diverse, international groups currently use a variety of tools, such as
>instant messaging, IRC, shared desktops, and teleconferencing for real time
>interaction, as well as email, mailing lists, Weblogs and proprietary format
>documents for asynchronous interaction.
>
>Who should participate
>
>Researchers and practitioners active in any aspect of Collaboration
>Technologies, Human Computer Interaction, Assistive Technologies, Disability
>Studies, Web Accessibility, or related fields.
>
>Event Details
>
>Tentative date for the first event is Monday, 14 April, 2003. The format of
>the event is a teleconference, augmented by Web-based presentation material,
>and IRC.
>
>Submission Information
>
>Position papers are due by 28 March 2003 and should be sent to the chair
>(hakkinen@dinf.ne.jp) and W3C staff contact (wendy@w3.org). The papers
>should be short (limited to one page) and be submitted in HTML or plain text
>format. Complete details and additional information is available in the Call
>for Positions Papers.
>[http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2003/03/call-collaboration.html ]
>
>This message may be circulated to other lists but please avoid
>cross-postings where possible.

-- 
Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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