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Feb. 11, 2003 -- TODAY is the final day to register for "Going beyond web accessibility: what else is there?" part of Independent Living Research Utilization's Disability Law Resource Project Distance Learning Series. That webcast costs $25 for nonprofits ($40 for businesses). It's scheduled for Feb. 18, 1 to 2:30 Central Time. The presentation will look at accessibility as it relates to other forms of electronic and information technology -- information kiosks, photocopy machines, video and multimedia products, and keyboards. "Join this session to gain a better understanding of the requirements as they apply to a wide variety of products and systems," says DLRP. "Experts will address what industry is doing in response to the issues as well as resources for more information." To register online, go to or contact DLRP at 800-949-4232 or 713-520-0232 (v/tty).

TOMORROW, Feb. 12, DLRP offers a free webcast on "Providing nondiscriminatory-service in fixed route and paratransit services." The webcast runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Central Time. To find out more, go to . Chief presenter for this webcast is Marilyn Golden, Policy Analyst at the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund . Golden has been closely involved with the Americans with Disabilities Act since before its passage and is an author of the DREDF publication, "The ADA, an Implementation Guide." The webcast will explain the legal requirements that public transit authorities must follow under the ADA.

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