Upcoming event: 7th Conference on Human Factors and the Web

From: Mangin, Brian (bmangin@Optavia.com)
Date: Thu, Dec 14 2000

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    From: "Mangin, Brian" <bmangin@Optavia.com>
    To: wai-events@w3.org
    Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 14:30:34 -0600
    Subject: Upcoming event:  7th Conference on Human Factors and the Web
    
    I'm writing to let you know about an upcoming event which may be appropriate
    for your Education and Outreach page.  In June 2001 Optavia Corporation is
    sponsoring the 7th Annual Conference on Human Factors and the Web, with a
    theme of "Universal Access: More People, More Situations."  Topics of human
    factors interest, in particular accessibility, will be presented.  We are
    currently announcing a call for submissions for papers and tutorials for
    this event.  The press release below contains the relevant details, but here
    is a summary:
    
    Conference Name:  7th Conference on Human Factors and the Web - "Universal
    Access: More People, More Situations"
    Date:  June 4-6, 2001
    Location:  Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI
    URL:  http://www.optavia.com/hfweb
    Submission deadline:  January 11
    
    We would appreciate it if you would place the event and the call for
    submissions on your site.  Feel free to distribute the information in other
    ways (mailing list, other areas on your site, etc.) if feel that is
    appropriate.
    
    Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions.
    
    Thank you,
    
    Brian Mangin
    Business Development Manager
    Optavia Corporation
    www.optavia.com
    P:  608-260-9000 x309
    F:  608-260-9909
    E:  bmangin@optavia.com
    
    
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    
    7TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS AND THE WEB: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
    "Universal Access: More People, More Situations" theme highlights web
    usability and accessibility
    
    
    MADISON, WI (December 11, 2000) - Optavia Corporation today announced a call
    for submissions for the 7th Annual Conference on Human Factors and the Web
    (HFWeb) and HFWeb tutorials, to be held June 4-6, 2001 at the Monona Terrace
    Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  The HFWeb 2001 web site,
    www.optavia.com/hfweb, was also announced.
    
    	The theme of HFWeb 2001 is "Universal Access: More People, More
    Situations."  The focus will be on the challenges and applications of
    accessibility and usability for web design, as well as other topics of human
    factors interest. Topics may include usability studies of e-commerce sites;
    current trends in accessibility design; human factors aspects of emerging
    web technologies; current challenges of applying technology to web design;
    or web design strategies.
    
    	Submissions are requested for papers to be presented at the
    conference. Papers for the conference are opportunities to present pieces of
    original research that relate to human factors and web accessibility, and to
    receive comments and direction from a group of interested peers.
    Presentations will be 30 minutes in length with a 15 minute question and
    answer period.  The conference, which is aimed at professionals in the human
    factors and usability field, is free to registered attendees.
    
    	Submissions are also requested for the tutorials being held
    following with the conference. Tutorials allow presenters to provide an
    in-depth look at specific human factors areas. These full-day sessions will
    facilitate dissemination of specific practices and knowledge among
    practitioners of usable web design processes. The submission deadline for
    papers and tutorials is January 11.
    
    	Optavia Corporation, a usability research and consulting company for
    e-commerce, is hosting the HFWeb 2001 conference and tutorials. The HFWeb
    conference is an annual event of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's
    Internet Technical Group.  Such noted companies as Microsoft Corporation,
    IBM and SBC Technology Resources, AT&T, and US West Communications have
    previously hosted the HFWeb conference.
    
    	For complete information on submission topics and requirements, the
    cost of tutorials, or for any additional information, visit the HFWeb 2001
    site at www.optavia.com/hfweb, or contact Kary Lehman, Conference
    Administrator  at 608-260-9000.
    
    	Optavia Corporation (www.optavia.com) serves the e-commerce industry
    with usability research and consulting for business-to-business,
    business-to-consumer, and business-to-employee commerce. The company's
    customer-centered usability evaluation and web design services benefit
    clients nationwide by improving customer interactions online.  Optavia's
    services promote superior usability and accessibility for client sites,
    helping more of the client's customers succeed more of the time.  Using real
    people and real tasks, Optavia Corporation makes technology comfortable.
    
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