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World Usability Day is Nov 8 (during EDUCAUSE!)
HI All, November 8 is World Usability Day, which happens to be Thursday of the EDUCAUSE conference. Given the perfect timing, it seems like something EDUCAUSE should participate in somehow. Any ideas? Since I didn't want to see this opportunity slip by, I went ahead and signed up for a second time slot in the Exhibit Hall Learning Theater. We now have the lunch hour slot, 12:30-1:20, to use as we see fit. Here's how I described our intentions: "World Usability Day Celebration. World Usability Day was founded in 2005 to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. More than 40,000 people in 140 cities in 44 countries participated in World Usability Day 2011, and in 2012 it promises to an even larger global event. Join fellow EDUCAUSE members for a celebration of usability!" The only other time slot available on Thursday was 8:00-8:50am, which is somewhat appealing since we could then spin at as a "World Usability Day kickoff", but that time slot conflicts with concurrent sessions, including "Implementing an Accessibility Initiative across the Institution" which many of you are involved with. Also, we had already signed up for the Thursday 5:30-6:20 slot for the premier of the video "National Leaders In Support of Accessible Technology and Universal Design", and I think that's an optimal time slot since it's during the opening night reception in the Exhibit Hall. I'm open to suggestions about what we might do to commemorate World Usability Day, either during our allotted lunch hour in the Theater, or throughout the conference. Please share your ideas, no matter how small or grand. Thanks! Terrill -- Terrill Thompson Technology Accessibility Specialist DO-IT, Accessible Technology UW Information Technology University of Washington firstname.lastname@example.org 206-221-4168 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.