[Athen] Are You Connected 24-7????

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 12:50:26 PST 2008

Are You Connected 24-7

When you see someone walking down the street talking to no one, is your
first thought that they need to go the nut house or do you conclude that
they are deep in conversation on their cell phone using a nearly invisible
earphone and mic? Americans seem to have a love/hate relationship with the
mobile phone. Some people take them everywhere and are talking to friends,
family, businesses and more all day. Others get actually angry when they
see someone talking on the cell in a grocery store, in a restaurant and
surely while driving!

Cell phones have different degrees of accessibility problems for people
with disabilities depending on the disability and on the features of the
particular phone. However, in recent years, vendors have recognized the
problem and have taken initial steps to compensate for their inaccessibility.

When is a phone a camera?
When is a phone a Web browser?
When is a phone a calendar and an address book?

Where can you learn about the accessibility problems?
Where can you learn about some of the solutions?
Where can you obtain a cell phone with accessible features built in it?

EASI is presenting a brief live Webinar providing an overview of this topic:
Free Webinar Snapshot: Accessible Cell Phones: Wed. Feb. 6 - 2PM EASTERN
Presenter: Joel Isaacs

Do you have trouble seeing the small icons or text on your phone? Do you
have trouble using the small keys? Do you need a phone that speaks its
menus? Joel will discuss the results of his research describing which
phones work best for which situation. There may be one for you.

You can register for this Webinar reserve a seat in the virtual room at:

This announcement and the webinar are sponsored by EASI (Equal Access to
Software and Information)

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