SIG-TEAL$ (Special Interest Group To Expedite The Accomodation Law)

SIG-TEAL$ (Special Interest Group To Expedite The Accomodation Law)

Post by Robert Jaqui » Thu, 07 Feb 1991 01:42:02



     The following pres release may be of interest to anyone concerned with
CD-ROM and the handicapped.

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          DATE: Jan 16, 1991

          TO: SIGCAT MEMBERs

          FROM: Tom Dennison

          SUBJECT: Formation of SIG-TEAL (SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP TO
               EXPEDITE THE ACCOMODATION LAW)

     The purpose of forming SIG-TEAL is to improve access to CD-ROM
published works by the visually impaired, the deaf, and selected  
physically disabled who use computers.

     The recently passed disability legislation has the purpose of
providing greater access to the job market for disabled
individuals.  CD-ROM technology provides selected disabled
individuals with potential access tO vast amounts of information
and thereby an increased opportunity for new careers.

     The main objective of SIG-TEAL is to establish a network of
CD-ROM industry, Government and disability groups to foster an
exchange of information on problems that prevent full use of the  
technology by the disabled.

     For those interested in participating in this SIG or obtaining
additional imformation, contact:

          Robert Jaquiss
               (503) 627-4444 (Work)
               (503) 627-5502 (FAX)
               (503) 626-7174 (Home)

          Tom Dennison
               (703) 3792842