HorizonLive to Produce Accessible Interactive Webcast from EDUCAUSE

September 26, 2002

During the live interactive webcast, Kenneth C. Green, Founding Director of The Campus Computing Project and Qiong Wang, Director, Dept of Educational Technology, Graduate School of Education, Peking University will present new data from the project’s 2002 survey. Key topics include user support issues, eCommerce/eService initiatives, wireless networks, strategic and financial planning for IT, instructional integration of information technology, campus IT standards, campus portal plans, Web site services, and IT budgets. This session will also include a presentation summarizing new data from Peking University, which recently completed a survey of more than 500 colleges and universities in China, using many items from the US Campus Computing questionnaire.

“We are very pleased to introduce HorizonLive 3.0 in this unique setting, and in partnership with EASI and The Campus Computing Project,” said Walter Barandiaran, Chairman and Acting CEO of HorizonLive. “Our web-based, cross-platform, thin client solution has been developed specifically to meet the needs of students, educators, and administrators, regardless of their choice of computer operating system, browser, or available Internet connection. Version 3.0 adds accessibility features that make it possible for individuals with disabilities to produce and deliver live meetings, classes and events, as well as to attend and participate in live webcasts.”

“EASI has been monitoring HorizonLive’s progress over the past several months. We have been pleased with their understanding of the issues faced by people with disabilities, when trying to access live web-based classes and events,” explained Professor Norman Coombs, EASI CEO. “We are excited to participate in this premiere event, and look forward to gathering and providing feedback from the accessibility community.”

About HorizonLive

HorizonLive is the leading platform for live Web-based teaching, learning, and interactive communication over the Internet. HorizonLive’s solutions – which work on Windows, Macintosh, and Unix computers using minimal bandwidth – function completely within a web browser. HorizonLive offers synchronous products for a variety of academic and organizational functions, including teaching live online classes, conducting virtual meetings, delivering interactive webcasts, holding office hours, training personnel, collaborating on student or group projects and providing live reference desk support. With live audio and video, a suite of e-Learning content templates, instant polling, whiteboard, application sharing and a one-touch archive that captures all session activity, HorizonLive’s products are the leading choice for live learning and interactive communication on the web. In October, HorizonLive will deploy the first fully accessible web conference solution for the 108 campus California Community Colleges system (CCC). For more information, visit http://www.horizonlive.com or call Walter Barandiaran at 212-533-1775.

About EASI

EASI’s mission is to serve as a resource by providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. We stay informed about developments and advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and spread that information to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and into the workplace. In addition, EASI is the premiere provider of online training on adaptive technology and how institutions can provide barrier-free computer and information technology systems for persons with disabilities. For more information visit http://easi-elearn.org/.

About The Campus Computing Project

Begun in 1990, The Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. The project’s national studies are widely cited by both campus officials and corporate executives as the definitive source for information about IT issues and policies that affect American colleges and universities. For more information please visit www.campuscomputing.net or contact Kenneth C. Green, at 818-990-2212