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Community input on accessibility sessions at SXSW

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:36:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4A8D7B95.1050608@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group participants,

SXSW Interactive <http://sxsw.com/interactive/> is a conference where we particularly like to engage in discussions about Web accessibility with developers and designers. SXSW uses community input to help choose which session proposals to accept.

You can vote for and comment on accessibility proposals, before the *Friday 4 September deadline*. Most of the accessibility-related proposals are listed from this search:
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/index/4/q:accessibility

On each proposal page, "Your vote" is at the top, and "Add a comment of your own" is at the bottom.

Here are proposals from WAI:

* http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3587
Your website is not accessible! - Getting Results
What do you do when you come across an inaccessible website? (after yelling at the computer and cursing the developer) What's the best approach for getting the Web more accessible? Carrot or stick? Promoting the business case? Laws and lawsuits? Grassroots community pressure? We'll debate different approaches and provide tips.

* http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/3637
Making Your Website Work For Baby-Boomers & Beyond
Older users are increasingly important customers, as the population ages and older people use the Web more. This means more of your users have poor vision, mouse control, memory, and such. How well does your website work for older users? Get current best practices to meet older Web users' needs.

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WAI's upcoming presentations are listed on the WAI home page under "Events, Meetings, Presentations" at:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/#announce

Regards,
~Shawn, WAI Education and Outreach



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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Thursday, 20 August 2009 16:36:48 GMT

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