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Accessibility in Software Design

Thursday, June 26, 2008
5:15 PM

Are you interested in Software Accessibility Issues? Let us discuss the advancements and problems computers have created for individuals with disabilities.

About Our Speaker(s)

Heather Burns has worked for Microsoft for over 10 years, in a variety of roles, but continues to be passionate about helping others. She has jumped out of an airplane, done a triathlon, and ridden a 100 miles in a day.... all to raise money for charities. One of Heather’s previous roles was a Program Manager within the Microsoft Accessible Technology Group, where she was able to help improve the usability of all Windows based products for individuals with disabilities.

Heather was born in Dallas, TX, spent some time in Minnesota, but mainly grew up in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Cornell University in 1993 with a BS in computer science. It was off to Microsoft after graduation with 3 major career changes within the company.

Heather is married to another Microsoftie, who works as a Developer. They are the proud parent's of one daughter, Evelyn Gail Burns.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:15 PM on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at:

    Microsoft Corporation
    8055 Microsoft Way
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28273

5:15 Registration & Networking
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Speaker
6:50 Questions and Answers
7:00 Session Evaluation, Raffle and Networking
7:30 Adjourn

Registration fee includes lite dinner.


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

The Premier Technology Staffing and Services Company
With a reputation for offering unparalleled technology expertise to our customers, we are committed to upholding the highest standards with our precise skills, methodology, and superior service.

Our ability to deploy exceptional technology expertise is rivaled only by our deep commitment to service and reliability. This commitment isn't just something we talk about; it's part of who we are, and it shows in everything we do.

At TEKsystems®, we seek individuals who are not only technologically proficient, but who also care about teaming with other colleagues and clients. We recruit people with true strength of character and integrity, who genuinely share our values, and we treat every assignment as another step toward building long-term relationships.

Understanding your goals is the first step in achieving them. Our history as the nation's leading IT staffing firm allows us to be intimately familiar with virtually all IT implementation issues. Nationally, we have a focus in four key vertical sectors: communications, financial services, government, and information technology. In addition, each of our TEKsystems offices has diverse industry specializations according to their location and client base. Understanding your business, your culture, and your needs is our business.

Technology Staffing and Services
Our depth of experience and access to a talent pool that's considered one of the best in the industry ensures that our clients get the results they demand. Every day over 20,000 of our employees are on the job with clients all over the world. Whether we provide one or two additional staff members or assume responsibility to implement an entire project, our clients know that we will deliver. Whatever your circumstances, you'll receive the dedicated professionals you need, while retaining the level of control you prefer for each project.

Staffing Services - Get the labor and skills you need on an on-demand basis. We do more than just source applicants. Our Successful Placement ProcessSM means you get carefully screened people with the skills and personality to fit right in and hit the ground running.
Team Services - In these exclusive engagements, we assemble the precise mix of skills, experience and personalities it takes to complete a project. As the single-source provider, we ensure rate consistency and process efficiency, ultimately delivering multiple skill sets as smoothly as delivering just one.
Component Services - Our proven ability to manage turnkey technology projects allows you to rest assured you'll get the results you need. Find out the benefits of turning to a trusted outside partner to manage and complete whole projects and components of larger ones.
Workforce Management Services - Streamline the management of your company's contingent labor and save money with our Workforce Management Services. We combine the right people, business processes, and Web-based technologies to help you optimize your workforce and your budget.
See a complete list of our technology staffing services to see which one is right for you.

Careers for Technical Professionals
We've built TEKsystems by seeking out professionals with integrity, character, know-how, and relentless work ethic. We define success according to how satisfied our technical professionals are and how satisfied our clients are. That's why we take so many measures to ensure this satisfaction. For technical professionals, this means career development services, competitive compensation and benefits, and truly exciting and challenging work assignments.

Because of our substantial experience, contacts, and reputation as the premier IT staffing firm, we can provide you with more and better career opportunities. There are a lot of advantages to working for TEKsystems.

See what IT jobs and communications jobs are waiting for you right now.

The TEKsystems Advantage
Our Successful Placement Process ensures client and technical professional satisfaction throughout every phase of the engagement. Our industry expertise and heritage of serving thousands of clients over 20 years means we know how to deliver what you need, when you need it. With over 90 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, the TEKsystems advantage is rarely far away.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Felicia Joyner ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.