Accessibility Camp DC 2012

Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 (All day)

Accessibility Camp DC 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King (MLK) Library
901 G Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20001-4531

This annual un-conference at the DC Public Library brings the web accessibility community together to share information. The event will be held from 9:30 a..m. to 5:30 p.m. in the east and west lobbies on the second floor, room 221, room 215 and room A5.  Participants arrive with talk ideas in mind, propose their talks in the morning and then a schedule is created and talks are given every hour on the hour in one of the presentation rooms.

In the past this event has included mostly technical presentations that are directed at a select group of programmers and policy folks.  This year, we will include a Braille Book Club for Kids and a technology interest group of 10- to 15-year-old youth called Kids and Technology.

The Kids and Technology group will learn about video game design, robotics and web design and later be included in the general Accessibility Camp sessions with a demo of the library’s new AbleGamers Adaptive Gaming Station, and a series of Adaptive Technology demonstrations. 

Regular AccessibilityCamp talks include presentations on web accessibility, 508 Compliance, WCAG 2.0, practical ways to make your website accessible, accessible PDFs, making Flash accessible, WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications), accessible video and transcription, and captioning. 

The event is run like a typical BarCamp, which is an un-conference, where the people attending are the speakers, so please come with a talk or discussion in mind.  The main idea of this event is to get a whole lot of smart people together to learn and teach each other how to improve the web, software, even mobile applications, and make it accessible to all.

Request reasonable accommodations at 202-727-2142 or email lbph.dcpl@dc.gov 7 days in advance.

Registration for this FREE event at http://accesscampdc12.eventbrite.com/

E-mail info@accessibilitycampdc.org if you would like to help or sponsor this event.

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