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Accessibility Event

From: James Allan <allan_jm@tsb1.tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 14:50:06 -0500
To: Liste WAI EO <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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Last week a web-site raising was held in Austin, Texas. The project was
called Accessibility Internet Rally. It paired non-profit organizations and
web development groups in the area. The sites were planned in one day,
developed the next day. Judging was primarily based on accessibility (52%)
other areas included functionality, aesthetics, and appropriateness of the
site to the organization. This might be a good model for bringing
accessibility issues to the forefront in a meaning full manner. A follow-up
survey of the web site developers concerning lasting implementation of
accessible design is planned.

See http://www.main.org/AIR-Austin/ for more information
Jim Allan, Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9453  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964
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