[games_access] 2016's Annual Accessibility Forum - Seeking Session Proposals

Gabby Taylor mittenstehkitty at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 05:51:34 EDT 2016


This does seem like a neat opportunity! It says they're seeking federal
employees and contractors, though-- doesn't that preclude us?

On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 5:16 PM, Michelle Hinn <michellehinn at gmail.com>
wrote:

> This could be good for DevAble to attend.
>
> Michelle
>
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E] <
> moring at mail.nih.gov> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> *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.
>>
>> ·        *S**essions* 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
>> cynthia.clinton-brown at hq.dhs.gov  and Gary Morin moring at mail.nih.gov
>>
>> *Contact:*   A11y at hhs.gov 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*
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>>
>>
>> *(301) 402-3924 <%28301%29%20402-3924> Voice, (301) 451-9326
>> <%28301%29%20451-9326> TTY/NTS*
>>
>> *(240) 200 5030 <%28240%29%20200%205030> Videophone; (301) 402-4464
>> <%28301%29%20402-4464> Fax*
>>
>>
>>
>> NIH Section 508: http://508.nih.gov, NIH Section 508 Coordinators list:
>> https://ocio.nih.gov/ITGovPolicy/NIH508/Pages/Section508Coordinators.aspx
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *NIH Section 508 Team: **mailto:Section508Help at mail.nih.gov?subject=Section
>> 508 Help* <Section508Help at mail.nih.gov?subject=Section%20508%20Help>*
>> or, for **Section 508 Guidance* <http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/index.html>*,
>> **http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/index.html*
>> <http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/index.html>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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?*
>>
>>
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