[athen] RE: Axistive - World's Leading Assistive Technology NewsPortal

E.A. Draffan ea at emptech.info
Thu Mar 9 10:29:13 PST 2006

I hardly dare admit that I know a guy who says he is running the 'world's
leading news portal on AT' !

Dennis van der Heijden used to run Handicheck in Holland (a smaller portal
which has disappeared since Axistive arrived, so I am not sure what is
available for Dutch speakers). He has written articles for a few years on AT
in Dutch, worked as a computer trainer and more recently with a special
group of children in Holland
http://www.specialkids.nl/even_voorstellen/7_dennis This bibliography is a
little out of date and in Dutch. He collects news items from folk, has a way
of harvesting resources and has used cut and paste on occasions with some of
my stuff, but he usually says where he has taken it from.

I have to admit to finding it very hard to use his new site whereas the old
Dutch one had the news on the front page and was much easier. Maybe he will
offer large sums of money for our database (that often depends on advice
from that well known 'world's leading access technology blog for the
postsecondary environment') so that Robbie and I can retire <sheepish grin>

Best Wishes E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
Assistive Technologist
Mobile: 07976 289103

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at lists.oregonstate.edu
[mailto:athen-bounces at lists.oregonstate.edu] On Behalf Of Berkowitz, Daniel
Sent: 08 March 2006 12:41
To: Alternate Media; athen at lists.oregonstate.edu; ADTECH-PS
Cc: press at axistive.com
Subject: [athen] RE: Axistive - World's Leading Assistive Technology

I love the internet -- where else can a company most of us have never heard
of declare themselves the "world's leading news portal for assistive

I hereby declare the ATHEN Blog as the "world's leading access technology
blog for the postsecondary environment". Heck - for all I know that may be
true! http://athenpro.blogspot.com/

What I am pleased about is that someone on the CSUN planning committee is
thinking outside the box.

One of the most popular tech-sites right now is IT Conversations and its
spin-offs. This volunteer driven site collects, organizes and distributes
content from technology conferences (and others) from all over the world.
There is a virtual ton of good stuff to be heard here.

It is becoming easier for conferences to digitally record sessions and thus
share the content in podcast form. EduCause is an excellent example of this
as is the University Channel [both pod and vod]. I would love it if the CSUN
programs would be recorded and then made available after the conference.
Accessing Higher Ground audiotapes sessions and makes the tapes available
afterward. Howard and I had a conversation on the possibility of going
digital with this in 2006.

I will be posting to the ATHEN blog during CSUN so check the blog daily (or
simply use the RSS feed).

On a side note - I found information on Mac access on the Axistive site.
However, this did not come up in any of the searches I did prior to the
reviews I am presently undertaking. Of course, that may not be so bad as I
overall disagree with their review which looks like little more than a cut
and paste job from an Apple sales brochure.

Daniel Berkowitz - Assistant Director
Boston University Office of Disability Services
19 Deerfield Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-3658 (office)
(617) 353-9646 (fax)
djbrky at bu.edu (eMail)

>-----Original Message-----

>From: Pena, Maria [mailto:MPena at miracosta.edu]

>Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 9:45 PM

>To: Alternate Media

>Subject: Axistive - World's Leading Assistive Technology News Portal


> This site is teaming up with CSUN to cover the conference...mgp


> http://www.axistive.com/

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