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Friday, November 26, 2010

AccessibilityDC Karl Groves of deque

 November 30, 2010, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in room 215, MLK Library, 9th and G NW

Please make sure to register at:
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - Welcome everyone.
6:45 PM - 8:15 PM - Join Karl Groves of deque for his talk about the Firebug plug-in FireEyes. Karl will be explaining how the plug-in works and mostly doing this by showing different examples of it working. FireEyes allows the developer or deisnger see live any accessibility issues the page they are on is having.
Here is a short blurb from the deque website about FireEyes.
Worldspace FireEyes is an unprecedented, nextgen web accessibility tool that ensures both static and dynamic content within a web portfolio are compliant with standards such as Section 508, WCAG 1.0, and WCAG 2.0. You can use another tool, but it won̢۪t be fully JavaScript aware or handle event-based page content, like FireEyes.
Does your site:
  • Use AJAX, JavaScript, Flash, PDFs, or dynamic content?
  • Personalize multiple user roles?
  • Display pages based on user-entered data?
  • Use a content management system, with or without templates?v
  • Need to be accessible, secure, and private?
8:15 PM - 8:30 PM - Closing remarks, clean-up, and information about after event wanderings. We will also be looking for more ideas of what talks people want to here and/or give for the next meeting.

Dave Banes Access
Blog on Access Technology from a UK accessibility expert.

Free Assistive Technology Help Line

The Chicago Lighthouse’s National HelpDesk is an assistive technology support line that helps visually impaired people successfully resolve computer problems. 

Operated by Ray Campbell, who is totally blind, he has served people in 48 states, six Canadian provinces, China, South Africa and New Zealand. Assistance from the HelpDesk has been well received around the world.  More than 2000 calls have been received.
The service was made possible in April 2005 when The Chicago Lighthouse successfully matched a $41,000 grant from The Boeing Company. 
If an issue can not be resolved over the phone, an on-site visit can be scheduled with customer residing in the Chicago metropolitan area.
For more information, contact:
Ray Campbell, Help Desk Technician
(312) 997-3651 (Voice/Relay) or
(888) 825-0080 (voice/Relay)
AIM Screen Name: tclhelp  

Adapt on Demand

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“The help you need when you need it”
My services include work environment assessment, accessibility testing, purchasing advice,computer training, network setup, virus and spyware removal, and general hardware and software technical support by phone or through E-mail at $20 per incident.
I make this pledge. If I haven’t assisted you to your satisfaction I won’t accept payment. I’m in this to help people first.
Invest in yourself! Contact me soon to discover the ways we can work together to adapt technology toward pursuing your dreams.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saturday Session 11/20/2010

WHAT                   Community Forum
WHEN                   November 20, 2010
                                1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, followed by networking
WHERE Martin Luther King (MLK) Library
                                901 G Street NW, Room 215

For its November community meeting, the Adaptive Services Division of the MLK Library has asked Derek Orr, Director, Office of Disability Rights (ODR) and Denise Decker, member, DC Commission for People with Disabilities (DCCPD), to hold a Forum that will:

  • Describe the work of the ODR and the DCCPD and
  • Include a listening session during which members of the disability community will make suggestions, ask questions and provide feedback. 

Any commissioners who are available and want to join in this open discussion should plan to attend.  The goal of the forum is to share the work of ODR and the DCCPD key projects and activities.   We also want to hear issues of interest and concern as well as encourage community involvement.