[Athen] FW: Access Board Holds Virtual Listening Session on September 8, 2011!!

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Fri Aug 19 10:50:55 PDT 2011

Subject: Access Board Holds Virtual Listening Session on September 8, 2011!!

Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the Access Board, I am pleased to invite you to participate in
a virtual listening session that we are hosting on ways to improve access to
information technology in the federal sector. This listening session will
take place on September 8, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
(ET). The Access Board is hosting this event in collaboration with the Chief
Information Officers Council, the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, and
the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy. This
forum will provide an opportunity for members of the public to suggest steps
the federal government can take to improve its acquisition and
implementation of accessible technology under Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act. Information is also sought on emerging technologies
that may pose barriers to access. People with disabilities, advocates,
technology companies, government employees and other interested parties are
invited to participate.

The listening session will be accessible. Computer assisted real-time
transcription (CART) will be provided. Persons wishing to participate in the
virtual listening session can either call in and speak their comments over
the telephone or go online and type them on the afternoon of the listening
session. Log-on and dial-in instructions are posted on the Board
<http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/session-instructions.htm> 's website. I
hope that you will be able to join us on September 8th. Additional details
about this meeting are provided in a notice
<http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-18/pdf/2011-21144.pdf> published
in the Federal Register.

Best regards,


Kathy Roy Johnson

Legislative Analyst

U.S. Access Board

1331 F Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20004-1111

(202) 272-0041

Fax: (202) 272-0081


email: johnson at access-board.gov

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