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Wed., Oct 27, 1999
Direct bookmark: http://HyperRust.org/News/?f-BridgeCast
(updated )
Also see: Bridge XIII concert details
  or: Direct to the Cybercast

Bridge School Benefit Concert WebCast
(Intel Corp. Press Release)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27, 1999 - Intel Corporation today announced it will Webcast the annual Bridge Benefit Concert on Oct. 30th and 31st, marking the first time this legendary concert has been broadcast in any medium. The concert, now in its thirteenth year, benefits the Bridge School, which offers assistive technologies and education services to children with severe speech and physical impairments so they may achieve full participation in their communities. This year's concert will feature performances by artists including: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, The Who, Sheryl Crow, Green Day, Billy Corgan and James Iha, Lucinda Williams, Brian Wilson, and special guests.

The Webcast is being made possible by a collaboration between the Intel WebOutfitterSM Service, Yahoo, and the Bridge School, and is available through www.intel.com and music.yahoo.com, as well as www.bridgeschool.org. Webcast attendees interested in donating to the Bridge School will be able to do so securely over the Internet.

Donations made online may be directed either to the Bridge School Endowment Fund, established in 1998 to help secure the long-term financial stability of the school, or to support ongoing programs and services. In addition, concert footage from past performances, as well as video and still images of artists and Bridge School students, will augment the online concert. On Saturday, Oct. 30th, the concert will be Webcast starting at 5 p.m. PDT, and on Sunday, Oct. 31st, the Webcast will begin at 2 p.m. PST.

In addition to producing the Webcast, IntelBridge School over the next three years. The donation will enable the school to continue expanding its programs and services beyond the walls of the school itself. The school exists to unlock the creative power of communication in children who have severe speech and physical impairments. Through the development and use of state-of-the-art assistive technology, these children can "find their voice," gain access to the world, and become fully participating members of their communities.

Intel's donation will help the school fund outreach efforts such as distance and distributed training for students and teachers, community resource days for families and dissemination of publications and products for disabled children. In addition, the school plans to evolve its Web site to provide interactive capabilities such as lesson plan distribution, online training and seminars.

The Bridge School is an organization dedicated to ensuring individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of assistive technology and the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies. To learn more about The Bridge School and its outreach programs, visit the Web site.

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