[Accessibility] 14Dec Senate Open Forum on Electronic Document Formats in Mass

Peter Korn Peter.Korn at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 9 08:32:22 PST 2005


I just heard that Senators Hart, Bosley, Atkins, and Kimbal are hosting
"An Open Forum on the Future of Electronic Data Formats for the
Commonwealth" next week Wednesday from 10am to noon in the Senate
Reading Room.  Panelists include folks from Sun, IBM, and Microsoft;
Peter Quinn; and Judy Brewer of the Web Accessibility Initiative.

This is public, so please feel free to circulate it widely.


Peter Korn
Accessibility Architect,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

An Open Forum on the
Future of Electronic Data Formats for the Commonwealth

December 14, 2005
10:00 AM - Noon
Senate Reading Room, State House

Hosted by:
   Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies,
   Sen. Jack Hart & Rep. Dan Bosley, Chairs
   The Science & Technology Caucus,
   Sen. Jack Hart, Rep. Cory Atkins, & Secretary Ranch Kimball, Chairs


10:00    Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10:05    Open Standards and the Evolution of the OpenDocument Standard:
           How did we get here?
            - John Palfrey, Executive Director
              Berkman Center on Internet and Society
              Harvard Law School

10:25    Introduction of Panelists
            - Bob Sutor, IBM
            - Alan Yates, Microsoft General Manager of Information
              Worker Business Strategy
            - Peter Quinn/Linda Hamel, ITD
            - Bob Sproull, Sun Microsystems
            - Judy Brewer, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
            - Alan Cote, Secretary of State's Office
10:45    Moderated Panel Discussion

Noon     Adjourn

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