CSUN 2011: Special Events, Presentations, and More!

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We're very excited about CSUN 2011, the web accessibility industry's leading conference! This year, we're presenting several top-notch papers, and have two very special evening events planned.

First, let's talk about the presentations. We've got something for everyone. For starters, "Worldspace FireEyes: a Free Tool for AJAX Application Development". Or maybe you're interested in something like, "Managing Accessibility Compliance in the Enterprise".

Mobile applications are a hot topic, and our own Preety Kumar will be presenting, "Challenges of Designing, Coding, and Building Accessible Mobile Apps".

Glenda Sims will be talking about "Open Web Education: The Need for a Degree in Web Science at the University Level".

Lastly, we know you'll love "Current State of Accessibility Among Top Online Retails Sites" which we're really pleased to present alongside Jim Thatcher.

Come see us in our Showcase Suite and don't forget to reserve your spot for these educational and informative presentations.

Speaking of Jim Thatcher, we'd like to invite you to join us as we celebrate his achievements and the significant contributions he's made in the field of web accessibility. Jim is hailed as one of the founders of the industry for his ground-breaking efforts to make the Internet accessible to everyone. Be part of the entire accessibility community's celebration of Jim's contributions and success--fuel your passion to make the dream of a truly accessible web a reality. We'll be hosting a very special Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony & Celebration on Thursday, March 17th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in our Showcase Suite. Cocktails and small plates start at 4:00 pm, and the presentation ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m.

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Deque is also pleased to host a very special guest, Robert Pearson, who will be presenting "Impossible is Nothing", at our Wednesday night (March 16th) event. Robert is an information technology professional who has been functioning, influencing, and engaging in the web accessibility industry since 1999. Robert says, "Impossible is a word often heard in the accessibility industry. 'It is impossible to access this web page, it is impossible to include money for accessibility in the budget'."

Impossible is also a word that has been used to describe how Robert Pearson overcame the challenges afforded by his physical disability, which nearly resulted in him losing his life more than two dozen times over two years. With a passion for life and an understanding that anything is achievable and nothing is to be feared, it becomes clear how "impossible" is only a word. Cocktails and small plates start at 4:00 pm, and Robert's special presentation starts at 5:00 p.m.

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Join us for both of these superb and engaging special events you won't be able to find anywhere else at the conference! Get there early--we expect both evenings to draw a full crowd. We look forward to seeing you soon!

P.S. We'll be making some very special, exciting company announcements on Wednesday night, March 16th! Don't miss it!

About 

Caitlin is an "Accessibility Decoder" at Deque Systems. She joined the team back in 2011 and has taken on a variety of roles over the years. These days she spends her time exploring the best ways to communicate accessibility ideas and solutions to the general public.