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IT Accessibility In National News

Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility in National News

1. National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)
2. ACCESS Board holds meeting on accessible design in education.
3. New York Attorney General Announces Settlements with and
4. LaSalle, Standard Federal Banks Offer Talking ATMs, May 2, 2005
5. September 14, 2005 - The National Center on Disability and Access to Education is pleased to announce another in our series of webcasts. Join us Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 for the live audio Webcast titled Electronic Accessibility in Library and Information Services. The broadcast will begin at 2:00PM Central.

The webcast is free of charge and will feature speakers nationally known for their work in accessibility and information/library sciences. Axel Schmetzke is from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point library and Marilyn Irwin is from Indiana University's School of Library and Information Science in Indianapolis. The panel will discuss the state of electronic accessibility to libraries that are used in distance education. They will share current access data, policy and best practice, and opinions on the specific challenges that must be overcome to create accessible library experiences for individuals with disabilities. The panel will answer questions that are submitted by listeners. Please consider how you can interact with the panelists by going to Previous Webcasts are archived on the National Center Web site ( They include: Accessible Education Policy: Points of Possible Influence, Research and Development of Accessible Technologies, Electronic Accessibility in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Computer-based Assessment and Testing: Access or Accommodation, and Accessible Distance Education Technologies and Techniques.