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WAI presentations at the ICCHP conference in Vienna, Austria on 13-16 July 2010

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:04:32 +0200
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To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group,

WAI will present the following sessions at the ICCHP conference in 
Vienna, Austria on 13-16 July 2010. We hope to see you there!

* Wednesday 14 July: "Web Accessibility Highlights - Current and 
Upcoming WAI Work" with WAI Staff

Take a tour through the latest developments in web accessibility, recent 
WAI publications, and new resources. Join WAI staff to discuss how to 
make the web more accessible to people with disabilities and older 
users. Learn how you can contribute to web accessibility work and 
participate in WAI.

- <http://www.icchp.org/node/265#WAI>

* Thursday 15 July - Friday 16 July: Special Thematic Session - Usable 
Web Accessibility Track, with Co-Chairs Shadi Abou-Zahra and Shawn 
Lawton Henry

- <http://www.icchp.org/node/234>

* Friday 16 July: "Usable Web Accessibility" keynote by Shawn Lawton Henry

Accessibility is about designing the web so that more people can use it 
effectively in more situations, specifically people with disabilities. 
Accessibility is not about passing a checklist. Meeting accessibility 
standards are just one way to help ensure that the web accessible to 
people; it is not the end goal in and of itself. Accessibility is about 
people using the web.

In this keynote, Shawn will challenge the way many people think about 
web accessibility. She'll touch on the technical aspects versus the 
human aspects of web accessibility, and how changing the approach 
towards accessibility can make a vast difference all around – from the 
day-to-day research and development work, to the end result.

With engaging stories and illustrations, Shawn will show how 
accessibility practitioners can use methodologies and techniques from 
the human-centered design (or UCD) / user experience field to complement 
accessibility standards. You’ll get specific guidance on using new 
resources to improve the accessibility approach and outlook in your 
organization, starting now.

- <http://www.icchp.org/node/245#Shawn_Lawton_Henry>

* Friday 16 July: Web Accessibility Panel with WAI Staff

For more information, see the ICCHP website: http://www.icchp.org/

~Shawn Henry and Shadi About-Zahra

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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