- : Objective-- To create a logo for the Coalition of Organizations for
Accessible Technology (COAT) a not-for-profit all volunteer disability
organization. The logo will be used to represent COAT and its mission
to the general public, and may be used for COAT's printed materials,
website, apparel, and other uses for which COAT deems appropriate.
Description of COAT-- COAT is a coalition of 220 national, regional,
state, and community-based organizations advocating for full access by
people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless
and other Internet protocol (IP) technologies. The Coalition is
dedicated to making sure that as our nation migrates from legacy
public switched-based telecommunications to more versatile and
innovative IP-based and other communication technologies, laws are in
place to ensure that people with disabilities are also able to enjoy
these innovations. In particular, COAT's efforts are focused on
securing access to telephone type products used with advanced digital
and Internet-based technologies, and to video programming on
television and on the Internet. COAT website at http://www.coataccess.org
Entry Requirements--Download, complete, and sign the COAT Logo Contest
Entry Form at http://coataccess.org/node/79
1. To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be
residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older. People who
have a disability or who have experience with disability issues are
especially welcome to participate.
2. Logos should reflect the purpose of COAT to ensure accessibility
by people with disabilities to advanced communications and video
programming on the Internet.
3. All entries must be original designs.
4. All entries become the property of COAT upon their submission.
Contestants must agree to COAT's use of each entry in materials
supporting this contest, including posting on the COAT website, and
use of the entry in media releases and other public documents and events.
5. A completed and signed logo contest entry form is required for
each logo design. Logo designs must be camera ready art, not larger
than 8 ½" by 11" in size.
6. Send your logo contest entry and entry form by e-mail to
COATlogo@..., or by mail to COAT c/o TDI, Attention: J.
House, 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 604 , Silver Spring , MD 20910-3803 .
Timing-- All entries must be received by COAT at one of the above
addresses by midnight, January 20, 2009, to be considered. The
contest winner will be announced as soon as possible thereafter.
Message sent by
Jenifer Simpson , Senior Director, Telecommunications and Technology
Policy Initiatives, American Association of People with Disabilities
(AAPD), Washington , DC 20006