Accessibility and Innovation Expert to Speak at FCC on September 12

On Thursday September 12, 2013 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host another speaker in their new Accessibility and Innovation series. Upcoming will be Professor Yevgen Borodin of Stony Brook University talking about "Improving Accessibility for the General Public." Read more FCC information here.  The event starts at 10 AM at at the FCC HQ at 445 12th Street SW in Washington DC and includes technology solutions demonstrations. Website creators and designers, technology experts, advocates and many others are expected to attend.

Dr. Borodin is an influential and award-winning researcher who will discuss Web accessibility strategies and solutions based on his expertise as a researcher on computational methods and non-visual interfaces and creator of a web accessibility assistant called Capti used on some smartphones. The event will be live streamed the day of the event (with captioning) and will use twitter hashtag #aiispeaker. Email questions can be submitted in advance via email. The event is free and does not require pre-registration although RSVPs encouraged to aiispeaker@fcc.gov, including requests for reasonable accommodation.  Read previous COAT story on the first speaker in this Accessible Technology series here online.

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