War Amps launches innovative WEBMASTERS program for multiple amputee kids today



    OTTAWA, Aug. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Nicholas Harris, 11, of Kingsville,
Ontario, and Nadine Richards, 13, of Calgary, are about to learn that, despite
being born with multiple amputations, their employment future is bright.
    Nicholas, Nadine and other "Super Champs" aged 10 to 18 enrolled in The
War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program from across Canada, will gather at The
War Amps National Headquarters in Ottawa from August 13th to 17th to attend
the inaugural seminar of a dynamic new program called WEBMASTERS.
    Designed for children with three or more amputations, WEBMASTERS will
provide training in the Web development field, with particular emphasis in
creating Web sites, all with the goal of future employment. They will undergo
extensive training in areas such as: Web site planning, writing and content
creation; Photoshop; Dreamweaver; HTML coding; and audio visual production,
incorporating these skills into their own Web site, which they will unveil at
the completion of the meetings.
    WEBMASTERS was initiated by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton after months of
studying the computer field. "Many organizations, mostly of the smaller
variety, wish to set up a Web site but lack the personnel to establish and
maintain it," he said. "There is a very real potential for these WEBMASTERS
graduates to be hired by companies in need of these specialized skills."
    Chadderton added, "The War Amps call computers 'the great equalizer,' as
they can be operated with very little physical input. By learning these skills
at a young age, WEBMASTERS graduates can be leaders in the computer field."

    WEBMASTERS is an extension of The War Amps JUMPSTART, which provides
computers, adaptive computer devices and training to multiple amputee
children.




For further information:

For further information: Media are welcome to visit the WEBMASTERS
seminar throughout the week; For more information, or to interview a
participant, please call Communications at 1 877 60MEDIA or e-mail
communications@waramps.ca


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