TIGERS project wins Telly Award

Candace Egan (CSU, Fresno) has received a Telly Award for her "Know Your Users" video! The video was funded by the Technology Integration Grants for Educational Resource Sharing (TIGERS) program.

"Know Your Users: Web Accessibility from the User's Perspective," highlights the computer tools and methods used by persons with disabilities and provides those who create Web pages with a deeper understanding of users' experiences. It was a follow-up to the 2001/2002 "Web Accessibility: Access for All," a video introduction to Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that universities and other organizations receiving federal monies ensure that their Web pages are accessible to all viewers. This was also funded by a TIGERS grant. Each CSU campus has received copies of both videos.

Telly Awards showcase and give recognition to outstanding film and video productions as well as non-network and cable TV programming and commercials. Entries in the competition do not compete against each other, but rather against a high standard of excellence. Judges come from all over the US and represent a cross-section of producers from agencies, TV stations, production houses and corporate video departments. Over 10,000 entries were received this year. Outside of those from the television industry, previous Telly Award winners include Duke Endowment, Distance Learning Network, Apple Computer and Compaq Computer, Microsoft, and the WGBH Educational Foundation, and others.

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