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Re: NEW LISTSERVE to support the Developing with Accessibility Event

From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:59:43 -0400
Message-ID: <5009B8AF.1010804@smart.net>
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
CC: Sec508 <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>, Uaccess-L <uaccess-L@trace.wisc.edu>, ERIG - WAI <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Let me also give this FYI that a web page with related links for the 
event is now available at


On 7/19/2012 7:43 PM, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> Most have heard about the FCC event  Developing with Accessibility 
>  (See notice below)
> A listserve (devacc@lists.wisc.edu <mailto:devacc@lists.wisc.edu>) has 
> now been setup to  facilitate a community discussion in support of the 
> DevAcc event and infrastructure.
> You can sigh up at Subscribe Address:join-devacc@lists.wisc.edu 
> <mailto:join-devacc@lists.wisc.edu>
> /Gregg/
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> Director Trace R&D Center
> Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
> and Biomedical Engineering
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Co-Director, Raising the Floor - International
> and the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Project
> http://Raisingthefloor.org   --- http://GPII.net
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* AccessInfo
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:33 AM
> *To:* Jamal Mazrui
> *Subject:* Developing with Accessibility Event
> Subject: “Developing with Accessibility” Event
> When: September 6-7, 2012
> Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on each of two days
> Where:  FCC Commission Meeting Room and training rooms
> RSVP:  Please RSVP by August 31, 2012 to devacc@fcc.gov 
> <mailto:devacc@fcc.gov>
> The FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative (A&I) is planning an 
> event called "Developing with Accessibility," at the FCC’s 
> headquarters on September 6 and 7, 2012.  The event is designed to 
> spur increased collaboration on accessibility solutions among 
> developers from industry, consumer, and government sectors.  The event 
> will encourage the use of accessibility APIs (application programming 
> interfaces), as well as publicly available data sets, in order to 
> build accessible apps for mobile phones and websites.  A key objective 
> is to promote the concept and practice of developing applications with 
> regard for generally-accepted accessibility guidelines, thereby 
> maximizing their usability for everyone, including people with 
> disabilities.
> The event will offer training on development topics, in-person 
> collaboration on programming projects, and professional networking 
> among developers.  As important as the actual event itself will be 
> collaborative activity in electronic spaces before, during, and after 
> the event.  Rather than limit this to accomplishments that can be 
> achieved during a single, in-person event, this Developer event is not 
> intended to be an end in itself, but will instead serve as an 
> organizing opportunity to create mechanisms for ongoing collaboration 
> among developers who are interested in building accessible technology 
> solutions.
> It is also a goal of the A&I to make smart use of new media tools to 
> create electronic spaces for such collaboration.  We encourage others 
> to also activate online collaboration spaces associated with this 
> effort.  To this end, we suggest use of a particular abbreviation, 
> "DevAcc," as an electronic tag that facilitates searching and 
> coordination toward these objectives.
> Please pre-register for the event by sending your name, affiliation, 
> and contact information to devacc@fcc.gov <mailto:devacc@fcc.gov> by 
> August 31, 2012. Also send disability accommodation requests to 
> FCC504@fcc.gov <mailto:FCC504@fcc.gov>.
> If there are particular ways that you'd like to participate, or 
> related activities that you'd like to inform us about, also feel free 
> to write to devacc@fcc.gov <mailto:devacc@fcc.gov>.
> The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or 
> other mobility aids. Open captioning and assistive listening devices 
> will be provided on site. Other reasonable accommodations for people 
> with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of 
> the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we 
> need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last 
> minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send 
> an e-mail to: fcc504@fcc.gov <mailto:fcc504@fcc.gov> or call the 
> Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 
> 202-418-0432 (tty).
> The general session of the event will be webcast with open captioning at
> http://fcc.gov/live
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