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Registration Open: Accessible Way-Finding Using Web Technologies - Online Symposium - 3 December 2014

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:15:08 -0600
Message-ID: <546A02EC.6010603@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to participate in an online symposium:
     *Accessible Way-Finding Using Web Technologies*
     3 December 2014 at 15:00-18:00 UTC

Researchers, practitioners, users with disabilities, and others are invited to explore new and on-going research and development on accessible way-finding using web technologies. Symposium participants will examine different technologies, applications, concepts, and solutions that help people with disabilities orient themselves, explore, and navigate through the physical world. Goals of this symposium are:
- to explore current state-of-the-art in accessible way-finding
-to better understand the accessibility needs and preferences of people with disabilities
- to explore promising web technologies and developments to provide accessible way-finding.
For more information about the symposium, see: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2014/way-finding/>

Participation information and registration is available from:

Space is limited; we recommend that you register soon to reserve a space.

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra: shadi@w3.org

Tweet: https://twitter.com/w3c_wai/status/534348925059477504

RDWG Background:

The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) helps:
   - increase accessibility considerations in research on web technologies, including mainstream research,
   - suggest research questions that may contribute to web accessibility research projects,
   - inform development of web accessibility solutions,
   - decrease the number of potential barriers in future web-related technologies.

RDWG Symposia bring together researchers, practitioners, and users with disabilities interested in a particular aspect of web accessibility to advance research and development in that area. The online Symposia include a panel with the authors of accepted papers, and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Symposia proceedings, transcript, and a report are available publicly online afterward.

For more information, see the RDWG FAQ: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process>

We welcome your ideas on this topic and your ideas for future RDWG work. Please send comments to the publicly-archived mailing list: <public-wai-rd@w3.org>

This Symposium is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725) described at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra: shadi@w3.org

Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Simon Harper, RDWG Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, RDWG W3C Staff Contact
Judy Brewer, WAI Director

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Monday, 17 November 2014 14:15:23 UTC

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