Adaptive Technology Programs

Fall 2012

All events are in Room 215 unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Tech Talk Tuesday
iPhone, iPad (and Android) accessibility training for VoiceOver, Zoom and Accessible Apps.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m.: Saturday Technology Training Session
The topics of the presentation was technology and communication in the deaf-blind community and speech-to-speech relay featuring presentations from Haben Girma and Nadia Damato.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: 2012 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Expo, MLK Library
This FREE event is for all D.C. residents and consumers with and without a disability to:

  • share information and valuable resources;
  • build new relationships;
  • participate in activities that are fun, relaxing and empowering!

Featuring: health & wellness, aerobics, employment workshops, DC Lottery Bingo, WMATA, kids' sensory story time, student programs, D.C. government agencies and much more.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: AccessibilityCampDC 2012, Second Floor, MLK Library
An annual un-conference where people discuss web accessibility in an open environment.  For details and to register, go to: http://www.accessibilitycampdc.org

This event is run like a typical BarCamp, which is an un-conference, where the people attending are the speakers.  Examples of talks and events are:

  • 508 Compliance or WCAG 2.0, 
  • Kids and Technology show and tell
  • Braille Book club for kids
  • Adaptive Gaming Station demonstrations
  • Practical Ways to Make Your Website Accessible,
  • Accessible PDFs,
  • Making Flash Accessible,
  • What is WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications),
  • Accessible Video and Transcription,
  • Panel Discussion on “Issues Effecting Individuals with Disabilities on the Web”,
  • Captioning,
  • Mobile Application Accessibility.


Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: AccessibilityDC Meetup
User/Usability Testing.

Saturday, Oct. 20: There will be NO Saturday Technology Training Session because the National Federation of the Blind DC Regional convention is held this weekend.

Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Tech Talk Monday
iPad meetup in American Sign Language, coordinated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen.

Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3: 4th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Fair and Forum
The D.C. community comes together to support the successful transition of DC youth with disabilities into additional education, employment and independence. D.C. youth and young adults with disabilities (ages 13 - 25), parents/caregivers, educators, employers, community organizations, government representatives, and community members are invited.

Activities include:

  • Workshops for youth and young adults, parents, educators, employers, community providers;
  • Local resources in employment, education, independent living and more;
  • Interactive youth program;
  • Success stories and community building.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m.: There will be NO Saturday Technology Training Session because the Regional American Council of the Blind convention is held this weekend.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Tech Talk Tuesday
iPhone, iPad (and Android) accessibility training.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: DC DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair for People with and without Disabilities, MLK Library
This event will bring together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, showcase incredible projects and focus on innovation, in the disability community. This is a show-and-tell format for people of all ages that brings out the "kid" in all of us.  It is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community. 

Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m.: Saturday Technology Training Session
The DC Commission on People with Disabilities will have a health forum to share information and to identify needs and concerns so that they can be addressed where possible. A panel will be held the first 45 minutes or hour, with questions and discussion in the second hour. 

Presentations will be on accessible prescription legislation, diabetes and developmental disabilities.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.: AccessibilityDC Meetup
Making PDFs accessible.

Monday, Nov. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Tech Talk Monday
iPad meetup in American Sign Language, coordinated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m.: Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday Technology Training Session on 21st Century Video and Communications Accessibility Act (CVAA) 
Featuring panel members:
 
Christian Vogler, Gallaudet
Blake Reid, Georgetown
Andrew Phillips, NAD
Jim House, TDI
Mark Richert, AFB
Sam Joehl, SSB Bart Group
Karen Strauss, FCC
 

This law is stronger than any previous communications law for people with disabilities.  Still, important devices are not covered.  Also, the FCC has not enforced communications accessibility laws perfectly in the past.  But neither has the disability community produced enough complaints to allow the government to hold industry accountable.  What does this law mean for the future?  What are its limits?

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Tech Talk Tuesday
iPhone, iPad (and Android) accessibility training.

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: AccessibilityDC Meetup
Holiday gathering.