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From: Rachael Zubal
Date: Sep 24, 2002 10:46AM


This is from the DIGITALDIVIDE listserv:

Certainly, Internet accessibility for people with disabilities and
people
using assistive technologies is a "Digital Divide" issue. Therefore, I
pass
on the following (plus, I am a HUGE fan of Knowbility.org; in fact, I
am the
Knowbility.org Groupie):

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Announcing TechSoup's (http://www.techsoup.org) latest national online
event, "Accessing the Web--Could Helen Keller Use Your Website?"

Join us the week of September 23-27, 2002 in TechSoup's Community at:
http://www.techsoup.org/redirect/accessevent.cfm

More that 55 million Americans including 6 million children and
750 million people worldwide have visual, motor skills, hearing, or
cognitive disabilities. How can this group participate as consumers
and producers in the information marketplace? What tools are
available
to facilitate their participation?

Please join us as we answer these questions and discuss important
issues surrounding web accessibility.

Topics Include:

* The importance of Web accessibility
* Technology and legislative trends
* Barriers that prevent people from accessing the Web
* Basic design techniques to create electronic curbcuts
* Advanced techniques and accessibility tools

This event at http://www.techsoup.org/redirect/accessevent.cfm
is hosted and moderated by expert guides Sharron Rush of
Knowbility.org
(http://www.knowbility.org) and Janet Salmons of Vision2Lead
(http://www.vision2lead.com).

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Jayne Cravens
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Online Volunteering Specialist
United Nations Volunteers
http://www.unvolunteers.org
Bonn, Germany

UNITeS http://www.unites.org
Netaid http://www.netaid.org/OV
Global portal to volunteering: http://www.iyv2001.org
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