Free Software Accessibility Classes in Support of Section 508!

From: Judy Brewer (jbrewer@w3.org)
Date: Wed, Jan 24 2001

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    >Subject: Free Software Accessibility Classes in Support of Section 508!
    >Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 09:45:24 -0500
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    >		*** Unlocking the Possibilities: Accessibility in the
    >Government ***
    >
    >		Free classes Exploring Software Accessibility in support of
    >Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
    >
    >		Currently nearly 200,000 federal employees are considered
    >legally disabled.  Therefore, as part of the Workforce Investment Act of
    >1998, Congress re-authorized Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act,
    >strengthening it by establishing accessibility standards.  Section 508
    >requires federal agencies to procure, maintain, and develop electronic and
    >information technology that is accessible to all.
    >
    >		Highway 1, in collaboration with Accessibility Systems Inc.
    >and underwritten by the Microsoft Corporation, presents "Unlocking the
    >Possibilities: Accessibility in the Government."  Recognizing the importance
    >of bringing accessible technology to all employees, these partners joined to
    >develop three courses to assist government agencies, as well as contractors
    >providing electronic and information technology for these agencies.  These
    >classes are being offered free of charge.
    >
    >		*** Introduction to Software Accessibility ****
    >		Presenting general knowledge of software accessibility, this
    >4-hour course introduces Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, exploring
    >the barriers faced by people with disabilities when using client software
    >and introduces the general requirements to ensure accessible software.  
    >		Offered: February 27
    >
    >		*** Understanding Software Accessibility ***
    >		This 8-hour course provides participants with a thorough
    >understanding of software accessibility at a technical level.  Participants
    >will identify barriers faced by people with disabilities when using client
    >software, explore technical requirements for accessibility, gain hands on
    >experience with assistive technology and software compatibility, learn
    >general testing techniques, and participate in software accessibility case
    >studies.
    >		Offered: February 28
    >
    >
    >		*** For registration of the courses and more information ***
    >		http://208.231.1.124/class/courses.asp
    >
    >		*** Where ***
    >		Highway 1
    >		601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    >		North Building, Suite 250
    >		Washington, DC 20004-2601
    >		Tel:  202-628-3900
    >		TTY: 202-628-8226
    >		Fax:  202-628-3922
    >		E-Mail:  508@highway1.org <mailto:508@highway1.org>
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    Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
    Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
    World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
    MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA