Sportech to debut new sports concept
New Haven, Conn. — Sportech Venues, owner and operator of Winners sports bars and OTB in Connecticut, will launch a major new concept in sports entertainment at the Bradley Teletheater adjacent to Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks. Construction concludes shortly, with the opening planned for early January 2014.
The sports bar and restaurant will seat three hundred customers and will feature 70 large screen TV’s, a golf simulator, meeting room, and outdoor dining alongside the already popular betting facilities. The main attraction will be a 17-ft.-wide LED video wall, which will take the experience of watching sport to a new level.
Connecticut-based architects Jones Byrne Margeotes Partners of Greenwich (JBMP) and Van Horst General Contractors of East Hartford were selected to design and build the project.
Publix Miami Division VP to retire
Lakeland, Fla. — Publix Super Markets said Miami Division VP, Bill Fauerbach, would retire at the end of March.
“Bill helped grow our culture and build a solid foundation on which the Miami Division will continue to grow. We thank him for his many contributions, and he will be missed by us all,” stated Ed Crenshaw, Publix’ CEO.
Fauerbach will be succeeded by Kevin Murphy effective April 1. Murphy has been a regional director in the Atlanta Division since January 2009.
Safeway makes website more accessible for visually impaired
Pleasanton, Calif. — Safeway has made its online grocery shopping website more accessible and usable for Safeway shoppers with visual impairments.
Safeway collaborated with its visually impaired customers to make the necessary changes to its website. As such, the company has adopted the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 level AA as its accessibility standard.
"Safeway has a long history of supporting our communities and people with disabilities. This decision is an important step towards helping our customers who are blind or visually impaired have a better shopping experience," said Larree Renda, Safeway executive VP.
The WCAG 2.0 guidelines are promulgated by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and ensure that online content is more accessible and usable to persons with visual and other disabilities. The guidelines do not affect the content or look and feel of a website. They are of particular benefit to blind computer users who use voice output or magnification technology on their computers and mobile devices and who, like some individuals with mobility impairments, rely on a keyboard instead of a mouse for navigation.
The W3C is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. The Web Accessibility Initiative is a program of the W3C that works with site owners, developers, people with disabilities and other interested parties to develop accessibility standards.