Chantilly, Va. - TVWorldwide.com, a fast-growing web-based global TV network, announced that it's Internet TV Channel, for the community of people with disabilities, AT508.com, ( www.AT508.com )would webcast two National Council on Disabilities events commemorating the 15 th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July 25-26, 2005. AT508.com channel sponsors Paciello Group and Canon are making these webcasts possible through their generous support. Paciello Group President Mike Paciello will be participating in these events and offer a first-hand perspective for AT508 on event activities and issues facing the ADA as it celebrates its 15 th anniversary.
Former President George H. W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at an invitation-only National Council on Disabilities reception July 25 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington , D.C at 7 PM . The free webcast will be available as an archived video for one year, on www.tvworldwide.com and www.at508.com.
U.S. Access Board public forums on its goals under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Will also be webcast for on-demand viewing. These forums, to be held July 26 at the Marriott at Metro Center in downtown Washington D.C. located at 775 12th Street, N.W. , allow the public to provide input to help shape the Board's agenda. The forum seninars include an opening plenary session, six ADA-related workshops, and a closing plenary session. The meetings are free and open to the public to encourage input on the Board's agenda in such areas as rulemaking, research, technical assistance, and training. It's also a chance to comment on issues the Board should address in its research program, informational meetings, outreach, training programs, website and written guidelines for accessible design.
“ADA represents a true milestone in the recognition of the rights of people with disabilities,” said Paciello. “Without its passage millions of Americans would be denied access to opportunities that are enjoyed each day by those who do not have disabilities. Still, as happy a day as this is, it is also a day to focus on the challenges that confront this growing population. As we move further into the information age, the IT industry needs to ensure that products and services are equally accessible”
"As a long-time developer of streaming media content for the community of people with disabilities we are excited about webcasting this important event celebration," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TVWorldwide.com. "Thanks to AT508.com's compelling programming, the channel has grown rapidly over the last year featuring the incisive and uncensored commentary of highly-respected columnist John Williams who coined the phrase 'assistive technology'. We again expect a huge audience and we are preparing our servers to accommodate this special 15 th anniversary webcast."
Internet TV Channel and leading assistive technology portal AT508.com, an affiliate on the TVWorldwide.com network, was launched in October 2002 at the World Congress on Disabilities in Orlando, Florida , featuring world-renowned disability columnist John Williams covering the latest in assistive technology and Section 508 news and since then has webcast the TASH, ATIA, CSUN and CEC events for the community of people with disabilities. AT508.com features articles and videos on the latest in assistive technology products, services and issues. During industry trade shows, AT508.com highlights keynotes, presentations and interviews with exhibitors and speakers. AT508.com events are webcast live and archived in fully accessible format using the captioned video streaming of TVWorldwide.com's "webcapting" sm process. AT508.com channel sponsors include The Paciello Group, the Council for Exceptional Children, HP, Kurzweil Educational Systems, Corda, Deque, Audio Eye, Sighted Electronics Freedom Vision and Vcom3D.
About TV Worldwide
As a leading global Internet broadcasting and streaming media company, TV Worldwide ( www.tvworldwide.com ) is developing a network of video channels that is an affiliation of community-based Internet television stations, each underwritten by a strategic partner, "aimcasting sm " to targeted demographic audiences worldwide. TVWorldwide.com works with strategic partners to develop the latest in live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications. . TVWorldwide.com was recently named one of the streaming video industry's “Hottest Streaming Companies” by Streaming Magazine, www.streamingmagazine.com , and CEO Dave Gardy was honored by the magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also serves as President of the International Webcasting Association.
About Paciello Group
The Paciello Group (TPG) is a LLP located in Nashua , NH . TPG is dedicated to the notion that IT resources should be available to all persons, without regard to ability. TPG was founded and is led by Mike Paciello. Mike is a leader in the community of advocates for accessibility. He is member of many standards organizations, has served on government task forces to address disability needs, and is the author of “Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities”. For more information on The Paciello Group, call 603-882-4122 Ext 101, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.