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From: Jared Smith
Date: Sep 28, 2009 10:30AM


WebAIM will be presenting several sessions at this year's Accessing
Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web & Technology Conference to be
held Nov. 9 - 14 in Westminster, Colorado. We'll be presenting a 1/2
day lab on ARIA and web app accessibility and general sessions on "Web
Accessibility Gone Wild", Web Accessibility Evaluation, and Cognitive
Web Accessibility.

This conference is one of the best ways to learn about web and
technology accessibility. It does have a focus on higher education,
but is a great conference for anyone interested in web accessibility.

The full announcement is below.

Jared Smith
WebAIM


We invite you to join experts in the field of Assistive Technology and
access on November 9 - 14 in Westminster, Colorado, for this year’s
12th Annual Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web &
Technology Conference. AHG offers the opportunity to attend over 60
sessions on the implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology
and Accessible Media in the university, college, and business setting.
There are currently many great airfare deals to Denver for the first
half of November; the conference has moved to the beautiful 4 star
Westin Hotel in Westminster but room rates are still very reasonable
($119 per night includes Internet & a $10 meal coupon), and exhibit
fees are affordable ($490 includes exhibit hall booth, access to all
conference proceedings and meals).

There is a 15% early registration discount until Oct. 1 and ATHEN &
ATIA members are eligible for an additional $30 discount on
registration. Simply indicate your affiliation when you register for
the conference.

Please visit the conference web site at:
http://www.colorado.edu/ATconference/ for more information or to
register online.

Other Conference Highlights

* Distinguished speaker Dr. T.V. Raman, Google Research Scientist,
will be this year's keynote speaker. Read the N.Y. Times article about
his work (NYT site registration required):

* New Location! This year's conference has moved to the beautiful 4
star Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colorado. The Westin has excellent
conference facilities, is fully accessible and is located within view
of the Rocky Mountains, about half way between Denver and Boulder.

* WebAIM track including hands-on labs on Accessibility of Rich
Internet Applications and Advanced Web Accessibility Evaluation

* National ATHEN meeting: Access Technology in Higher Education
Network is an organization for professionals who work with access
technology in the higher education environment. Learn about the
organization and meet other members during the Thursday (Nov. 12)
evening meeting.

* Over 60 presentations and hands on sessions taught by national experts

* Over 35 hours of hands on workshops included in the agenda.

More information at conference site:
http://www.colorado.edu/ATconference/ or contact <EMAIL REMOVED> .