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Media Advisory 10-034

Making Success Accessible

NSF hosts accessibility technology webinar and expo


December 6, 2010

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On Dec. 15, NSF's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) will host its first-ever technology webinar and expo on accessibility and accommodations awareness. Gregg Vanderheiden, director of the Trace Research and Development Center and professor in the Industrial & Systems and Biomedical Engineering departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a webinar lecture on "Building Access into ICT (information and communications technology), the Web and the Future," at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Online webinar access is limited to the first 200 participants to RSVP. Contact Katherine Otts (kotts@nsf.gov) to register and obtain more information.

After the webinar, a demonstration expo in the NSF Atrium will showcase different assistive technologies and accessible solutions that support individuals with disabilities. The event is free and open to all. Captions will be available during the webinar, and sign language interpreters will be on-site during the expo.

When:Dec. 15, 2010; Webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. EST; expo runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

Where:NSF Headquarters -- Atrium
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

Directions to our Metro Accessible headquarters are available on the NSF website.

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Media Contacts
Joshua A. Chamot, NSF, (703) 292-7730, email: jchamot@nsf.gov

Program Contacts
Katherine Otts, NSF, (703) 292-7552, email: kotts@nsf.gov

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