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Where's the gilt edge? CANCALLED:Transform 2004: Assistive Technology and Inclusion: 10th July UMIST Manchester UK

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 19:19:13 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <EB32890F-F9BB-11D7-8325-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

This is the second large 'accessibility' event in the UK that has been 
cancelled this year!

> Dear Jonathan,
>
> Unfortunately, Transform 2004 has been cancelled due to a shortfall in
> sponsorship income.
> Our press release follows for information.
> I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest 
> in the
> Conference.
>
> Best regards
> Alison Littlewood.
>
> TRANSFORM 2004 - CANCELLATION
>
> The Board of Assistive Technology and Inclusion regrets to announce the
> cancellation of Transform 2004, the assistive technology conference and
> exhibition.
>
> Transform 2004 has been cancelled due to a large shortfall in 
> sponsorship
> income.
>
> "We deeply regret the cancellation of Transform 2004," said Martin 
> Littler
> of the Transform 2004 Planning Group.
>
> "It would have been a great opportunity to explore the achievements to 
> date
> in the field of assistive technology and to share experiences of what
> hardware and software can achieve for those with special needs or
> disabilities. However, following a meeting of the Board of Assistive
> Technology and Inclusion Ltd, the Board decided that it would be 
> inadvisable
> to continue without major sponsorship."
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Chetwynd [mailto:j.chetwynd@btinternet.com]
> Sent: 06 August 2003 22:26
> To: planning@atandi.org
> Subject: Fwd: Transform 2004: Assistive Technology and Inclusion: 10th
> July UMIST Manchester UK
>
>
> Hi
>
> Congratulations on Transform2004
>
> Please can someone contact me and let me know if this is of interest,
> in hand, or whatever:
>
> 	Do you have a strand related to Web Accessibility?
> http://www.w3.org/WAI
>
> Judy Brewer Domain Leader for the Web Accessibility Initiative has
> expressed interest, and believes a staff contact or a Working Group
> might wish to attend, possibly the User Agent WG.
>
> Please also find an email from Roberto Scano of HWG* attached
> *the Html Writers Guild http://www.hwg.org 150,000 members in 160
> countries
>
> 	How about including http://www.peepo.co.uk in a thread on Severe
> Learning Difficulties and the web?
>
> 	How about Open Source & Copyright-left? Lawrence Lessig expressed
> interest in the problems faced by people who use symbols to communicate
> (private email) and recently contributed some valuable ideas around
> graphics copyright and Manga as interpreted in Japan.
> http://www.redherring.com/insider/2003/01/copycats011003.html
>
> thanks
>
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> http://www.peepo.co.uk
>
> mobile 07775 568 529
> voice mail 020 7978 1764
> j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
>
>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
>> Date: Wed Aug 6, 2003  7:20:43  pm Europe/London
>> To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
>> Subject: Re: Transform 2004: Assistive Technology and Inclusion: 10th
>> July UMIST Manchester UK
>>
>> Hi,
>> we can find some of our member that could do a speech (if needed) or
>> only
>> support the promotion with our network (we are the worldwide
>> association of
>> web professional and the only one inside the W3C that also is involved
>> in
>> accessibility projects).
>>
>> Also in dec. 2003 we will organize an event in Venice, Italy and we
>> hope to
>> have (in person or with a videoconference) Christopher Reeve.
>>
>> Roberto Scano
>> IWA/HWG EMEA Coordinator
>> W3C Advisory Commitee Representative for IWA/HWG
>> International Webmasters Association / HTML Writers Guild
>> http://www.iwanet.org - http://www.hwg.org
>> E-Mail: emea@iwanet.org - w3c-rep@iwanet.org
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>> This email is not an offer to do business, but is only a discussion.
>> All agreements with IWA must be in writing and acknowledged
>> by IWA International management.
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
>> To: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 7:53 PM
>> Subject: Re: Transform 2004: Assistive Technology and Inclusion: 10th
>> July
>> UMIST Manchester UK
>>
>>
>>> Robert,
>>>
>>> What would you like to propose?
>>> I am not a member of the planning group, but could discuss something
>>> with them, or you can contact them direct:
>>> http://www.transform2004.org/about/contact.shtml
>>>
>>>
>>> Jonathan
>>>
>>> On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at 09:11  am, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> we are interested to support it as IWA/HWG, authorizing the use of
>>>> IWA/HWG
>>>> logo as supporter for the initiative.
>>>>
>>>> How can we work toghether?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
>>>> To: "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 8:26 AM
>>>> Subject: Transform 2004: Assistive Technology and Inclusion: 10th
>>>> July
>>>> UMIST
>>>> Manchester UK
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.transform2004.org/
>>>>>
>>>>> "Transform 2004 is a world conference that will explore and
>>>>> celebrate
>>>>> the latest developments and most successful outcomes in assistive
>>>>> technology."
>>>>>
>>>>> Christopher Reeve - keynote speaker and first delegate
>>>>>
>>>>> Jonathan
>>>>> http://www.peepo.com
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
>
Jonathan Chetwynd
http://www.peepo.co.uk
"A web by people with learning difficulties"
Received on Wednesday, 8 October 2003 14:14:50 GMT

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