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From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: Jul 29, 2016 12:59PM


Dear Colleagues,
Please see the call for sessions below for this year's Federal interagency Annual Accessibility Forum. The "official" form is the PDF, but I have attached the Word version as well - please share this announcement with your own colleagues as well as consider submitting a proposal of your own!
It has come to my attention that some lists do not allow attachments to come through. If you are interested in submitting a proposal and do not receive the proposal form, please do not hesitate to contact me directly, at <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >.
Gary



Subject:2016's Annual Accessibility Forum - Seeking Session Proposals


2016's Annual Accessibility Forum<http://peatworks.org/content/2015-federal-accessibility-forum-sharing-accessible-solutions-everyone>;

Hosted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Main Campus
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Bethesda, Maryland

Call for Participants!

You are cordially invited to participate at this year's Interagency Accessibility Forum to be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at the Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health Main Campus, in Bethesda Maryland. This annual forum focuses on Section 508 and accessible information and communication technology (ICT) and brings together hundreds of individuals and groups from many federal agencies and industry with varying experiences, needs and interests in this area.

We are seeking federal employees and contractors to submit an application for workshops, exhibits, videos and more that will educate accessibility stakeholders.

General Session information:

* The Target Audience includes persons who have varying levels of knowledge in integrating accessibility into all types of technology in the workplace.

* Sessions need to represent a variety of Section 508/Accessibility areas.

* Workshops should demonstrate methods, strategies and best practices that improve the accessibility of information and communication technology (ICT), as well as promote accessibility for all persons.

* Session proposals should focus on activities that promote skill development, practical application, lessons learned, best practices, and data-driven strategies and programs.

Interested parties should fully complete and return the included workshop application no later than August 05, 2016; please contact planning committee members listed below if you will have difficulty meeting the deadline. Please feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in presenting.
Please return completed applications to: Cynthia Clinton-Brown <EMAIL REMOVED> <redir.aspx?REF=O9a_yJCik3zaIypg0V2R_2Ee9QyEivR0q4fhE7i80oBhbcb5orTTCAFtYWlsdG86Y3ludGhpYS5jbGludG9uLWJyb3duQGhxLmRocy5nb3Y.> and Gary Morin <EMAIL REMOVED> <redir.aspx?REFÍCIlFP87QWUyVT_aKJTBmwU5przjk0-kMYKE3F_v_Rhbcb5orTTCAFtYWlsdG86bW9yaW5nQG1haWwubmloLmdvdg..>
Contact: <EMAIL REMOVED> <redir.aspx?REF=gTnnOdBmhRIaBcSPLo2iFYg09Vnlgepfq3rEltjTuyZhbcb5orTTCAFtYWlsdG86QTExeUBoaHMuZ292> with any questions.

Gary M. Morin, Program Analyst
NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer

6555 Rock Spring Drive, Suite 300, Room 3NE-28
Bethesda, MD. 20817, Mail Stop: 4801

(301) 402-3924 Voice, (301) 451-9326 TTY/NTS
(240) 200 5030 Videophone; (301) 402-4464 Fax

NIH Section 508: http://508.nih.gov<;redir.aspx?REF=XVSby2DM3TyJTpbn1Omiv7bN_3bHG-dUzihfrX3kU6Zhbcb5orTTCAFodHRwOi8vNTA4Lm5paC5nb3Yv>, NIH Section 508 Coordinators list: https://ocio.nih.gov/ITGovPolicy/NIH508/Pages/Section508Coordinators.aspx<redir.aspx?REF=5LVdki-XRzgZ2wUQm1byJPwR0OYxaFp0CmcjXVNVWWHCzsj5orTTCAFodHRwczovL29jaW8ubmloLmdvdi9JVEdvdlBvbGljeS9OSUg1MDgvUGFnZXMvU2VjdGlvbjUwOENvb3JkaW5hdG9ycy5hc3B4>

NIH Section 508 Team: mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ?subject=Section 508 Help<redir.aspx?REF=ExvhaW362pY1twmYeXHSU1A9-WzL0WqLcHH_GBZH-BPCzsj5orTTCAFtYWlsdG86U2VjdGlvbjUwOEhlbHBAbWFpbC5uaWguZ292P3N1YmplY3Q9U2VjdGlvbiUyMDUwOCUyMEhlbHA.> or, for Section 508 Guidance<redir.aspx?REF=PwVRS2UNcKQ5GZmegCe5RVeUb6aTIXdnwOTurXyJ1u3Czsj5orTTCAFodHRwOi8vd3d3Lmhocy5nb3Yvd2ViLzUwOC9pbmRleC5odG1s>, http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/index.html<;redir.aspx?REF=PwVRS2UNcKQ5GZmegCe5RVeUb6aTIXdnwOTurXyJ1u3Czsj5orTTCAFodHRwOi8vd3d3Lmhocy5nb3Yvd2ViLzUwOC9pbmRleC5odG1s>

Consider the environment. Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to.

what if the first question we asked was, "what is so unique about this situation that it justifies exclusion? instead of, "how much does it cost to make it accessible?