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NU to host 2009 IEEE International Accessing the Future Conference

May 27, 2009

Northeastern will be hosting the 2009 IEEE International Accessing the Future conference. As part of IEEE's 125th anniversary, this conference will focus on the next generation of technology that will be available in the next 5-10 years.

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. 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.

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