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Fwd: NEW LISTSERVE to support the Developing with Accessibility Event

Jamal Mazrui-2
FYI, a web page with related links for the event mentioned below is now
available at



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Subject: NEW LISTSERVE to support the Developing with Accessibility Event
Resent-Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:44:27 +0000
Resent-From: [hidden email]
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:43:56 -0500
From: Gregg Vanderheiden <[hidden email]>
To: Sec508 <[hidden email]>, Uaccess-L
<[hidden email]>, ERIG - WAI <[hidden email]>, IG - WAI
Interest Group List list <[hidden email]>

Most have heard about the FCC event  Developing with Accessibility  (See
notice below)

A listserve ([hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>) has
now been setup to  facilitate a community discussion in support of the
DevAcc event and infrastructure.

You can sigh up at Subscribe Address:[hidden email]
<mailto:[hidden email]>

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 [hidden email]
<mailto:[hidden email]>

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 [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]> by August
31, 2012. Also send disability accommodation requests to [hidden email]
<mailto:[hidden email]>.

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 [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>.

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: [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]> 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


dev-accessibility mailing list
[hidden email]