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Internet Society Disability and Special Needs Chapter

HiSoftware Co-Sponsors the Internet Society Disability and Special Needs Chapter



Concord, NH —February 20, 2003-HiSoftware, Inc. today announced its co-sponsorship of the Internet Society Disability and Special Needs Chapter. This is the first chapter in the Internet Society that is not a geographically based chapter. It is dedicated to addressing the needs of people with special needs that are related to the Internet and its attendant technologies. The chapter brings together the experts and leaders of the sector presenting the most up to date knowledge and technologies to eliminate barriers and increase the number of users/clients of a "Website". As a web content accessibility interest group, the convenors of this chapter aim to make the Internet and its attendant technologies accessible to the largest audience possible regardless of disabilities. More information about the chapter is available at:

Through its sponsorship, HiSoftware Company will be providing software solutions, technical resources and additional educational materials to support the chapter. HiSoftware’s content quality and accessibility solutions product line includes a combination of user-driven interactive desktop solutions that allow developers to test their content for conformance with standards, and server-side applications that provide managers with automated and remote testing. A scalable architecture provides a faster deployment time and lower cost of ownership for the solution set. Used together these solutions enable developers, testers and project teams to verify Web site accessibility in compliance with Section 508, as well as Custom corporate-content quality standards. More information about these applications is available from the HiSoftware Web site:

“HiSoftware understands the importance of supporting global efforts to remove access barriers to the Internet for all users,” said Robert B. Yonaitis, CEO and President of HiSoftware Company. “Education in the creation of Accessible, usable, and searchable Web sites will improve web communications for all users, and HiSoftware is pleased to participate in and support the Internet Society, Disability and Special Needs Chapter, in their efforts to achieve these goals.”

“With the support of HiSoftware and organizations like them the possibilities for the chapter are without limit. With HiSoftware’s support and guidance, as well as the support of our chapter members, we have been able to bring up an accessible web site, lay out an outline of a plan, and make a huge amount of progress in a very short time, “ said Mike Burks, Interim Chairman, Internet Society Disability and Special Needs Chapter. “We look forward to the great success of this program”



HiSoftware Company, the leader in enterprise content quality management solutions, provides innovative products that empower quality assurance teams, content developers, Web site architects, and company executives to work collaboratively on their efforts to create and manage corporate Web standards for Accessibility, Privacy, Searchability, Usability and custom guidelines and policies. HiSoftware’s integrated, full lifecycle solutions dramatically reduce the time required to test, manage and deploy e-business Web sites.

HiSoftware works closely with industry leaders and visionaries to provide solutions for today's information accessibility, content quality, search and retrieval needs. HiSoftware’s customers represent Fortune 500 companies, and many of the largest e-commerce, government, and educational sites in North America and around the world and include ChevronTexaco, Commerce One, Mercury Interactive, and Microsoft Government.

Founded in 1998, HiSoftware Company maintains North American corporate headquarters in Concord, New Hampshire. Further information about HiSoftware can be found online at


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