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Monday, August 18, 2014

“Increasing Program Access under the ADA: IDEAL Group’s Knowledge Discovery Technology” - Webinar on August 20

The Great Lakes ADA Center, Southwest ADA Center and the ADA National Network in collaboration with RESNA are pleased to host a webinar on August 20, 2014 titled: 
“Increasing Program Access under the ADA: IDEAL Group’s Knowledge Discovery Technology”


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
3:00-4:30p.m. Eastern


Steve Jacobs President of IDEAL Group will present how mainstream, industry-based, Knowledge Discovery Data Mining (KDD) Technology can be repurposed in support of enhancing the accessibility, usability, and readability of digital content… even if the content was not designed with accessibility in mind. The objective of IDEAL Group's KDD technology is to automatically render single or collections of digital content into new and innovative alternate formats designed to enable individuals with print disabilities (and everyone else) to more easily access, navigate, find and acquire knowledge from that content. Source digital content may include web pages, websites, blogs, wikis, PDF files, Word documents, ePub2/3 eBooks, RTF files, and text files.

In addition to Steve Jacobs, Andrew Winnegar with the Southwest ADA Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center will provide a brief introduction to the American with Disabilities Act program access and effective communication requirements.

Registration is available at: www.adaconferences.org/RESNA

This session will be delivered using the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing System.   The session will be closed captioned via the webinar platform.  A telephone connection for audio will be available (not a toll free number).

Individuals who are new to the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing system will want to check out their technology prior to the session.  Links are available at www.adaconferences.org/RESNA with additional information about the platform, including notes related to accessibility for assistive technology users.

Questions regarding registration can be directed to webinars@adaconferences.org and/or by calling 877-232-1990 (V/TTY)

ADA Conferences Team
877-232-1990 V/TTY

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