[Athen] EASI has 5 opportunities for you

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 20:45:44 PDT 2011

EASI has 5 opportunities for you

First, there are 3 free Webinars:

1 EASI Free Webinar: Tobi, authoring of DAISY and EPUB3 read-aloud books
Sept. 20 at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2 PM Eastern
Presenters: Daniel weck - Principal architect and Avneesh Singh Project lead.
Tobi, a free production tool for DAISY Digital Talking Books and the
upcoming EPUB3 eBooks standard. Create accessible read-aloud

books using your own voice narration. Record spoken words and edit the
audio stream interactively.

2 Free Webinar: The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure and Employment
This Webinar is presented by Jim Tobias and other leaders from (GPII)
Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure and hosted by EASI
Tuesday, September 27, 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2 Eastern
The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) is a new approach to
accessibility, providing a way for accessibility tools, utilities,

and features to be built into the Internet itself. This "AT in the Cloud"
idea is already under development in Europe, Canada, and the

US. You can find more details and an explanatory animation at:


3 Free Webinar: Practical comparison of screen readers, using scenario
based user testing.
Presenters: Birkir R. Gunnarsson and Hlynur M. Hreinsson
Sept. 28 at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2 PM Eastern
We have yet to find a way to slap a grade on happiness, but in the summer
of 2010 we created a set of practical test cases across

7 categories, to help us better match screen readers to our users. The
methodology allows us to meaningfully test and compare

screen readers as diverse as:
•Jaws for Windows,

Registration for these free events and more description is at:

In October there is a month-long fee-based 4-part Webinar series.
EASI Webinar members can register free

EASI 4-part Fee-based Series on Creating Accessible PDF
Presenter Karen McCall
Tuesdays Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25
times: 11 AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2 PM Eastern
This series will cover both taking simple Word or scanned documents into
PDF and using Acrobat to create more complex PDF.
You can readmore and register paying online from:

Finally, EASI's October month-long course is:
Barrier-free Web Design. It is taught asynchronously using Blackboard. You
can work at your own pace and time.

Members get a discount of $70. Normal registration is $350 and members are

Web pages can be created using Universal Design principles permitting Their
use by people with different browsers, different

connection speeds, mobile phones, tablets, etc, and by people with
disabilities using Adaptive computer technology. They can also

be created in ways that Exclude many of the above users. Barrier-free Web
Design will prepare you to create web pages that are

visually appealing and still permit full access by users with various
technologies and by those with disabilities. You will be able to look

at some of the best webinars that EASI has given by experts related to the
topics. Hands on activities are also included to those

who consider them useful, but they are not mandatory to completing the course.

You can read a fuller description and register at:

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