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UsableNet's Participation in Macromedia's Multi-city Tour





Free Web Accessibility Seminars continue, receiving great response from all sectors.

UsableNet's participation in Macromedia's multi-city tour teaches the ins and outs of accessible Web site design 

November, 2001 (New York, NY) - UsableNet today announced participation in the free Macromedia seminar series.   The next stop on the tour will be Bethesda, Maryland on November 27, 2001 continuing on to Atlanta, Dallas, New York City and Chicago. Web developers and designers will receive practical knowledge on producing accessible Web sites using Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4, and the UsableNet Section 508 Accessibility Suite. Dreamweaver and UltraDev are market-leading Web authoring and application development solutions for professional Web developers. This seminar series is a response to the overwhelming interest in Web accessibility issues, as more than 5,000 developers have been trained online and in previous seminar series over the past six months. For more information, or to register for a free seminar, visit http://www.macromedia.com/go/accessibility_seminar/ .

"The Web accessibility seminar was informative and provided valuable information on tools and resources for making Web sites accessible and about overall Web accessibility issues," said Janet Remley, who works for California's Department of General Services, and attended a free seminar in Sacramento. "As a Macromedia Dreamweaver user, I was particularly interested in the new Section 508 extension. Representatives from both Macromedia and UsableNet were readily available to answer my questions about re-designing Web sites to address accessibility."

The accessibility extension for Dreamweaver is available on both the UsableNet site http://www.usablenet.com/macromedia/index.htm  and on the Macromedia accessibility resource center at http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/accessibility /.

This nine-city tour, which already stopped in Sacramento, Orlando and Portland, is coming to the following cities:

Boston, MA -November 12, 2001

Bethesda, MD. -November 27, 2001

Atlanta, GA. -November 28, 2001

Dallas, TX. -December 4, 2001

New York, NY -December 5, 2001

Chicago, IL. -December 13, 2001

"These seminars are in response to the continued market push for clear, simple information on building accessible Web sites," said Bob Regan, accessibility product manager, Macromedia. "The seminars give Macromedia an opportunity to demonstrate practical solutions to ensure Web content is available to everyone."

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • How new legislation, including Section 508 regulations, will affect the way Web designers plan Web site construction.
  • What UsableNet and Macromedia have provided in the form of applications, tools and templates to help Web designers develop accessible content
  • How to use UsableNet's new 508 Accessibility Suite for Dreamweaver 4 and Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 Basic Design guidelines and techniques that will help any site comply with section 508.

These seminars have been attended by Web designers and developers, computer specialists, program analysts and managers, technical advisors and consultants and IT managers representing all sectors of corporate, education and government.




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