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Registration Open for First IEEE International Accessing the Future Conference 20 - 21 July

5 May – "Accessing the Future: A Global Collaborative Exploration for Accessibility in the Next Decade" is a first-of-its-kind conference dedicated to identifying the next generation of accessibility challenges and the impact of technology five to 10 years in the future.It will be held 20-21 July in Boston, Mass., USA.

An IEEE international conference organized in partnership with IBM and hosted by Northeastern University, "Accessing the Future" will bring together leaders from government, academia, industry and advocacy groups to define key accessibility standards and future technology roadmaps to build a smarter, more accessible world. Accessibility challenges arise from the increasingly pervasive use of technologies such as 3-D Web, online collaboration, shared medical records, and advanced systems for transportation and communication.

The agenda will include plenary and working sessions centered around conference tracks on universal design and accessibility standards, patient-centered collaborative care, accessible on-line workplaces and communities, and transportation and travel.  A poster session is also planned.  Deadline for submission of abstracts for posters is 15 May.

For more information, including a list of confirmed keynote speakers, and to register, visit the conference Web site.