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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Accessibility Camp DC 2011

Thanks, for coming to register for Accessibility Camp DC, on October 22, 2011.

Date and Location

We are going to have Accessibility Camp DC at the Martin Luther King Library here in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM once library opens.
The Martin Luther King  (MLK) Jr. Memorial Library is located at:
901 G St NW, Room 215
WashingtonDC 20001-4531

General Overview

We are still in the major planning stage for this event and are still looking for volunteers and sponsors. Please e-mail us at, if you would like to help or sponsor this event.
This event is going to be run like a typical BarCamp, which is an un-conference, where the people attending are the speakers, please come with a talk or discussion in mind.
Registration for this FREE event to attendees will open on Wednesday August 24, 2011, at noon eastern.
The reason we are holding off opening registration for all the tickets (150) is we are trying to make sure people don't just sign-up to get a spot not knowing what their schedule is going to be in two months and then not show up.
Please follow to know what is going on and when registration and other points of interest are occurring.

Talk Ideas

The main idea of this event is to get a whole lot of smart people together to learn and teach each other how to improve the web, software, even mobile applicatins, and make it accessible to all.
Some suggestions for talks we had in mind are listed below. If you have other ideas send them to us or add them to the wiki, once we have that ready.
  • Section 508 Compliance
  • Practical Ways to Make Your Website Accessible
  • Accessible PDF's
  • Making Flash Accessible
  • What is WAI-ARIA - (Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications)
  • Accessible Video and Transcription
  • Panel Discussion on “Issues Effecting Individuals with Disabilities on the Web”
  • Captioning
  • Mobile Application Accessibility


Below is a breakdown of the schedule and how the day will unfold. Would greatly appreciate it if you can make sure you are on time for registration so we can get started on time.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - General announcements about Accessibility Camp DC, sponsors, and then most of the time creating the rest of the event schedule of speakers.
Each talk will be 45 minutes including questions and then attendees will have 15 minutes to get to there next talk. We will be able to have four or five talks going on at the same time if we have enough people willing to talk or be in charge of a discussion.
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - First set of talks
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Second set of talks
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Third set of talks
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Fourth set of talks
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Fifth set of talks
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Closing remarks, clean-up, and after event wanderings.

1 comment:

MR. Chikodinaka Nickkindidm Oguledo said...

i mr. Chikodinaka just sighnd up 4 accessibility camp . I will bee there next Saturday!