MEDIA ADVISORY --
http://www.w3.org/ -- 20 July 1998 -- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative will address Web access issues and universal design.
Event: The World Wide Web: Working to Bring Down Barriers for People with Disabilities
HRH, Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
Jim Poston, HM Consul-General
Massachusetts Association for the Blind
Norm Posner, President and Board of Trustees
World Wide Web Consortium
Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office
The Carroll Center
Brian Charlson, Technology Program Manager
First Vice President - American Council of the Blind
What: Presentation and demonstration highlighting efforts to increase accessibility of the World Wide Web for people with disabilities, and the role of universal design in achieving greater usability of all technologies. Recent developments from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative will also be presented.
When: Wednesday, 22 July, 1998
Presentations 1.15 - 2.15 pm ET (Plaza Ballroom)
Press Opportunity with Judy Brewer and Brian Charlson 2.30 - 4.00 pm ET (Flagship/Press Room)
Where: The Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston, Massachusetts
Audio: Live Webcast will be available at http://www.britain-info.org/duke
RSVP: Sue Hirsch, Brodeur Porter Novelli, +1.617.587.2858 to arrange attendance and credentialling
Further information on the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative is available at http://www.w3.org/WAI
The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users; reference code implementations to embody and promote standards; and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, more than 265 organizations are Members of the Consortium.
For more information about the World Wide Web Consortium, see http://www.w3.org/