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

Gabby Taylor mittenstehkitty at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 16:05:06 EDT 2016


Oh? Yay! Go forth, those who qualify, for the good of all who play and make
interactive media!

On Jul 29, 2016 3:48 PM, "Michelle Hinn" <michellehinn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, it looks like we don't qualify. Maybe others on the list might
> qualify though -- there are a few federal employees and contractors on the
> list!
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 5:51 AM, Gabby Taylor <mittenstehkitty at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *(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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