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> National Science Foundation
> 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
> "Where Discoveries Begin"
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> For Immediate Release
> 12/06/2010
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> Media Contact:
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> Joshua A. Chamot, NSF, (703) 292-7730,  [log in to unmask]
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> MAKING SUCCESS ACCESSIBLE
> NSF hosts accessibility technology webinar and expo
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> On Dec. 15, NSF's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) will host its first-ever technology webinar and expo on accessibility and accommodations awareness. Gregg Vanderheiden, director of the Trace Research and Development Center and professor in the Industrial & Systems and Biomedical Engineering departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a webinar lecture on "Building Access into ICT (information and communications technology), the Web and the Future," at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Online webinar access is limited to the first 240 participants to RSVP. Contact Katherine Otts ([log in to unmask]) to register and obtain more information.
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> After the webinar, a demonstration expo in the NSF Atrium will showcase different assistive technologies and accessible solutions that support individuals with disabilities. The event is free and open to all. Captions will be available during the webinar, and sign language interpreters will be on-site during the expo.
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> Dec. 15, 2010; Webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. EST; expo runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST
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> NSF Headquarters -- Atrium
> 4201 Wilson Boulevard
> Arlington, VA 22230
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> Directions to our Metro Accessible headquarters are available on the NSF website.
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> NSF-MA 10-034
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> The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2010, its budget is about $6.9 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives over 45,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes over 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards over $400 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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