Posts Tagged ‘disability’

Jazz, Screen Readers, and Dollar Coins: 30 Seconds with Jennison Asuncion

In the third installment of our 30-Second Interview series leading up to the 2012 John Slatin AccessU, instructor Jennison Asuncion talks about jazz music, a stockpile of one dollar coins, and why he’s passionate about making accessibility accessible to developers. Who are you? I am an accessibility professional, if you will. I work in the […]

Not Your Ordinary Conference: 30 Seconds with Elle Waters

  Elle Waters has put something new on the menu for AccessU: One part accessibility and one part video games, mixed together and served with a side of costumes for refreshing treat, available for a limited time only. Get a taste with the following 30-Second Interview, the second in our series featuring the presenters of […]

Random Notes

Random Notes by Ron Hicks, March, 25 2011 Fair is Fair: For those of you who haven’t kept up…After 20 years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has made a prudent and cautious gesture toward realizing the “ADA´s promise to provide an equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities to participate in and benefit from all aspects […]

Jim Thatcher receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th Annual CSUN Conference

Nearly 200 people gathered to recognize Jim Thatcher‘s unparalleled contributions to technology access on May 17th at the CSUN Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego.  The occasion was an award from Jim’s peers to honor a life dedicated to ensuring technology access for people with disabilities.  Leading accessibility advocates and practitioners led […]

Dedication of AccessU to John Slatin

Here is the text of the opening dedication of the 2008 AccessU, renamed to honor our beloved colleague and mentor, Dr. John Slatin who died in March. Following these remarks, Jim Allan and Jim Thatcher unfurled a banner with the new conference title. That banner now resides on the John Slatin AccessU web site. Good […]