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To help raise awareness of World Usability Day, the following events have been confirmed in 18 countries around the world:

  • Cabinet-level participation in Italy and Canada, the mayor of Chicago, and many other important government officials.

  • 12-year-old technology experts demonstrating usability issues on breakfast TV in New Zealand.

  • An evening lecture featuring a case study on eGovernment or eCommerce.

  • Joint events with local, state, or national government highlighting the importance of usability.

  • An open house at a laboratory, featuring a success story and processes used to achieve usability.

  • A collection of stories of wonderfully designed usable technology and the positive impact it had.

  • Update on projects such as UPA's voting standards program.

  • A high-visibility speaker featured in a webcast event.

  • A mini-conference featuring several usability case studies, perhaps with an awards program.

  • Articles written for eGovernment or eCommerce publications.

  • A lecture at a local museum that has new technology in some of its displays.

  • Televised or radio interviews with a luminary around issues of user experience and consumer rights.

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