Summer's Over But There's Still Accessibility Camp: Sat. Oct 9, Washington DC

People in the COAT community located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are invited to the next Accessibility Camp to be held Sat. Oct. 9, 2010 at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, D.C., 10 AM- 5 PM. The second of such free events in Washington, DC, it is intended for Section 508 specialists, developers, usability professionals, end users with disabilities, computer science and website administrators, and other IT folks.

Set up as an "Unconference" -- that is, the agenda is created by the attendees when they attend -- the organizer(s) solicit speakers on-site and the schedule will be built on the spot, creating an informal, open environment to learn from each other about aspects of accessibility.

Location:  Martin Luther King (MLK) Library, RM 215
901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001 USA

See more on Camp Website  and to RSVP or volunteer or sponsor the event send Email   You can also follow @AccessCampDC on Twitter.com to know what is going on and when registration and other points of interest are occurring.Participants/speakers are likely to focus on the following:

  • 508 Compliance
  • Practical Ways to Make Your Website Accessible
  • Accessible PDF's
  • 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

Everyone from the COAT community is encouraged to participate either on the panel or as a contributing speaker or attendee.