Accessibility Camp DC
Published on Friday, October 8, 2010 - 1:18pm
"An unconference forum for sharing information on web accessibility..."
Audience includes professional web developers, accessibility experts and members of the disability community.
For more information, go to: http://www.accessibilitycampdc.org/
To register, go to: http://accesscampdc10.eventbrite.com
Martin Luther King (MLK) Library
901 G St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-4531
Below is a breakdown of the schedule and how the day will unfold. Please be on time for registration, so we can get started on time.
- 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Registration
- 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - 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 talks going on at the same time if we have enough people will to talk or be in charge of a discussion.1
- 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - First set of talks
- 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. - Second set of talks
- 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Lunch
- 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Third set of talks
- 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. - Fourth set of talks
- 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Fifth set of talks
- 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Closing remarks, clean up, and after event wanderings
Mark Barlet of the AbleGamers Foundation will be doing accessible gaming demos for most of the day. He is going to feature an XBox game designed with no video, so it is fully blind friendly.
He is going to feature an off-the-shelf racing game with a controller designed for someone who is a quad. Lastly, he is going to display a PC Golf game that releases next week that has accessibility baked in from the start.
We will also have some of the latest in controllers on the market. Remote participation in some sessions will be possible by clicking on the links that are pasted below and will be posted on the http://www.accessibilitycampdc.org/ site on Saturday.
A schedule of the sessions will be posted on the site once it is created, at about 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Accessibility-Camp-DC-Room1 (Learning Lab)
Accessibility-Camp-DC-Room2 (East Lobby)
The following link will make the conferencing system Elluminate accessible to screen readers.
Java Accessibility Bridge:
The Java Accessibility Bridge allows these screen readers to provide verbal cues in the Elluminate Live! interface.
For Windows users:
Please download the Java Accessibility Bridge to your desktop and double-click on it to complete the installation. This will now allow your screen reader product to function in Elluminate Live!
For Mac OS X users:
Java Accessibility Bridge is already pre-installed on your system with your version of Java.