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Lee Huffman, AccessWorld Editor-in-Chief

If you are attending the CSUN conference this year, I encourage you to attend the Accessibility Forum.

"Taking Accessibility Mainstream—Making the Case for an International Society of Accessibility Professionals" is a full-day event being held Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. — 4:45 p.m.

This event will be at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA in the Edward Room on the 2nd floor.

The event is being hosted by the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA)—the technical and engineering division of the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) and is intended to bring focus to the needs of the development community in achieving accessible technology.

closeup of a microphone stand, ready to be used. In the background, an audience waits to be addressed.

The objective of this Forum is to allow for sharing of insights and best practices, discussion of critical issues facing the industry, and advancement of the concept of an International Accessibility Professional Society with an infrastructure to support it. The goal is for those within the business and development communities to be the driving force for change in the accessible technology environment.

Here is the Online Registration Form. Please keep in mind registration for this event is a separate fee from the CSUN Conference and utilizes a separate registration form.

Request for More Information—Fill out this form to be added to the distribution list for the Accessibility Forum. You will be notified as additional details become available.

Who should attend, you ask?

All individuals worldwide currently focused on advancing accessibility within their organization or with a need to begin an accessibility implementation within their organizations. We encourage organizations to bring teams to this event. Attendees will include Accessibility Officers, Program Managers and all those involved in the IT development lifecycle, including Product Managers, Programmers, Web Developers, Information Architects, Designers and Testers.

Organizations who could benefit from attending include those within electronic/information technology (E/IT), assistive technology (AT), higher education, and accessibility organizations, plus all organizations who require accessible systems to support their employees and their customers such as financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and many others.

I hope to see you there!

See also: How Can We Make Accessibility More Mainstream?

Conference seminar photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

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