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Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Events in Adaptive Services Division of DC Public Library

October 3rd:

Korey Singleton from George Mason University will talk about free and low cost Adaptive Technologies for DAISY conversion, screen reading, and Learning Disabilities, as well as demo the Pulse Smart Pen. Janice Rosenberg from the Foundation Center will talk about accessible grant writing, the Adaptive Technology Workstation at the Foundation Center and their grant writing classes.

October 17th:

Burt Levy from the White Cane and More Store will demonstrate various Adaptive Technologies including the SmartView Synergy CCTV from Humanware

Michael Hingson will do a short Skype demo of the KNFB Mobile Reader with the N86 Nokia cell phone

Jack Wood from AIBinsee will demo the EyePal, a portable scanner and reader, the EyePal solo, and ZoomEx a portable scanner, reader and magnifier, and talk about horse back riding for people who are blind or visually impaired.

October 10th:

9:30am-5:30pm is Accessibility Camp DC 2009. Register at AccessibilitiyCamp DC 2009 will be held in the second floor east and west lobbies and Adaptive Services Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This is an informal, user-generated conference on the topic of web accessibility, where professionals. Mostly web designers, share information about accessibility in a series of presentations and discussions that will be scheduled the morning of the event. The presentations will probably be mostly technical in nature, but everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to participate by either sharing information about how to make webpages accessible, or sharing concerns about web accessibility. The model for this event is barcamp At past accessibility camps, topics have included:

508 Compliance
Practical Ways to Make Your Website Accessible
Accessible PDF's
Making Flash Accessible
Web Accessibility Initiative
Accessible Video and Transcription
Issues Effecting Individuals with Disabilities on the Web


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