[Athen] free Accessibility events in DC Oct 13 & LA Oct 20

Jennison Mark Asuncion asuncion at alcor.concordia.ca
Tue Sep 11 19:53:36 PDT 2012


Registration is open for two free events on digital accessibility taking
place in October. The first is the fourth Accessibility Camp D.C. on
Saturday October 13 http://accesscampdc12.eventbrite.com. The second is
one I am co-leading, the first Accessibility Camp Los Angeles on Saturday
October 20 http://www.accessibilitycampla.org.

The premise for both events is the same, to bring members of the design,
development, usability, accessibility, related IT communities, and users
with disabilities together to discuss all aspects of digital
accessibility, from technical to tactical. There is no assumed level of
knowledge on the topic, participants come from all sectors, and the mood
of the day is deliberately informal.
Attendees either come to present on a topic, and/or to learn from each
other. I bet everyone here can think of at least a couple of people either
in campus IT or in their instructional technology/eLearning group that
could benefit from spending time learning about accessibility and/or
sharing best practices and lessons learned.

I am especially excited to be bringing accessibility camp to southern
California, and to help with efforts in raising awareness on the subject
among the tech community in the L.A. area. To that end, if you know
individuals who live in the Southland who have either a professional or
personal interest in digital accessibility, please help spread the word. I
do have prepared text which I am happy to share. E-mail
a11ycampla at gmail.com.

There's background on these camp events at
http://www.accessibilitycamp.org and at

Jennison Mark Asuncion
Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network http://www.adaptech.org
LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennison
Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/jennison
Accessibility Camp Toronto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeP5Kl4GDgA

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