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WAI at conferences in March

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:55:20 -0600
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group participants,

WAI staff will be out and about in March and hope to meet up with many of you to talk about web accessibility. Visit with us at:
* CSUN, San Diego, CA
* SXSW, Austin, TX
* Conference for Software User Assistance, Long Beach, CA
* W4A and WWW2011, Hyderabad, India


1. CSUN, San Diego, CA http://www.csunconference.org/

Judy - "Web Accessibility: Future Scan, and the Importance of Participatory Vigilance": A scan of upcoming changes in Web technologies; how these will affect accessibility; how W3C/WAI is addressing these; and how you can help.

Jeanne - "Video Accessibility in User Agents" panel: Video and player accessibility is changing rapidly. Standards are in flux and hotly debated. Learn the latest issues in accessible video and user agents.

Shawn - "Web Accessibility is About People: A Tour of New WAI Resources": Accessibility is about making the web work well for real people with disabilities. We'll tour through new WAI resources focusing on the user perspective.

Shawn - "Conducting Effective Accessibility Buy-In Sessions: A Key to Success": Get a clear plan and specific tips for garnering broad support across an organization for making their websites, software, hardware, and consumer products accessible.

Michael will be around the end of the week for an HTML Accessibility Task Force meeting.

Several people involved in WAI Working Groups will present as well. A list of web sessions is available from http://www.csunconference.org/index.cfm?EID=80000300&p=380&page=Schedule&ECTID=0

Note:
* You can reserve a seat now for the sessions you want to attend. CSUN says, "Space is limited and reserving a seat is the only way to guarantee you will be admitted to a session."
* "Early Bird" registration is through Friday 4 February.


2. SXSW, Austin, TX http://sxsw.com/interactive

Shawn - Secret Revealed: How to be Successful, with Accessibility http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP7686
This session is for you if:
* you want to expand your business, your experience, or your resume; OR
* you are not yet on the accessibility bandwagon, or even are against accessibility requirements; OR
* you believe in accessibility, but are having trouble getting your boss and/or clients to support it  --
(no matter what your accessibility experience, from new to accessibility to accessibility expert  no matter what your technical level).

Other Web Accessibility presentations at SXSW include:
* Accessibility: The Musical! http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP6973
* The Untapped iPad Market: Is Your Site POUR? http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP7499
* Inclusive Design: Creating Beautiful, Usable & Accessible Websites http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP6456

Note: Registration is open through Friday 11 February.


3. Conference for Software User Assistance, Long Beach, CA http://www.writersua.com/conference/

Shawn - "Making Your UA Accessible to All": With engaging stories and illustrations, Shawn will show how to use methodologies and techniques from UCD/UX to make your user assistance more usable and effective for more people in more situations -- including older users, people with disabilities, people using mobile devices, and everyone. You'll get specific guidance on using new resources to improve the accessibility approach in your organization, starting now.


4. W4A and WWW2011, Hyderabad, India http://www.w4a.info/2011/ & http://wwwconference.org/www2011/

Shadi will be co-moderating "Accessible and Multilingual Web Camp" <http://www.w3.org/2011/03/w3c-track.html>

If you are interested providing a short presentation or participating in the breakout sessions, please contact Shadi <shadi@w3.org> and Marie-Claire <mcf@w3.org>.

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We hope to see you there!

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Feel free to circulate this message; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn




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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/
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