#ID24 A GAAD Hit! Thanks to All Speakers

Posted on Friday, 23 May 2014 by Mike Paciello

Dear Friends and Colleagues –

One week ago, in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), TPG with support from YOU and our co-sponsors, Adobe Systems Inc., pulled off one of the greatest online accessibility events ever – Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24). Twenty-four hours of non-stop, international accessibility webinars FREE to the entire world. WOW!!

We owe our success to all of you! We cannot express enough thanks to each of you for making #ID24 the huge success it was. The experiences sent to us from users, practitioners and fellow consultants was heartwarming. We are very grateful to each and every one of you.

Special thanks again to Andrew Kirkpatrick who set up the Adobe Connect hosted service for us. Additional thanks to our friends and colleagues at ACS who delivered 24 hours of straight CART services.

Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t give props to the creator of #ID24, Karl Groves and his crack team including Leonie Watson and Patrick Lauke.

We expect most of the sessions to be up in the next couple of weeks. We’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Thanks again for your support. We’re already looking forward to #ID24 in 2015!!!

Best,

Mike

Mike Paciello
The Paciello Group | phone: 603.882.4122 ext 103 | mobile: 603.566.7713
Founder, Partner


About Mike Paciello

Mike is the Founding Partner of The Paciello Group. He has been in the accessibility business since the mid-80's, both as a usability and accessibility engineer. In 2006, along with his friend and colleague Jim Tobias, he was appointed co-chair to the United States Federal Access Board's Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC). In years past he has been involved in several well known accessibility ventures including ICADD, WAI, and WebABLE (his first official web site and start-up). Most recently, together with TVworldwide.com, he launched a new internet channel, WebABLE.tv, dedicated to building greater awareness about technology and people with disabilities.

Comments

  1. Hi,
    Thank you all involved for hosting the Inclusive Design 24. I cannot wait to see the recorded sessions as I missed some good ones due to the time difference!
    I am wondering if anybody touched the subject of Section 508 refresh status – if not, do you have any idea on the implementation time frame? Thanks.

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