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Accessibility in a Digital Age 1.3

This is the third installment in what I used to call “Accessibility in a Digital Environment,” a roundup of links to information about making digital resources accessible to all people. (Here is the first roundup, and here is the second.) For today’s post, I’ve decided to focus on links to information about upcoming meetings devoted to the topic. There are many events scheduled over the next few months:

  • The “Boston Accessibility Unconference” takes place next week: September 17, 2011 at the Microsoft NERD Center: “the exact sessions that will take place will only be determined the morning of the event, so long as it relates to technology accessibility (e.g., web, mobile, social media, e-learning, touch screen technology) and users with a variety of disabilities, everything is open to discussion.”
  • The “Web Accessibility London Unconference” is scheduled for September 21, 2011 at City University London: “The unconference will have a cognitive impairment and mental health theme, as it is believed they are a widely under-represented population within web accessibility. However, the unconference will also consider the wider-disability population.”
  • Accessibility Camp Toronto” is September 24 at Ontario College of Art and Design and will “cover all aspects of IT accessibility and end-users with disabilities, from the web, to software, mobile phones and apps, online gaming, open source innovations, and everything in between.”
  • Accessibility Activities at EDUCAUSE 2011” provides “a list of accessibility-related activities at the EDUCAUSE 2011 annual conference. Please feel free to add to this list if there are any activities I’ve overlooked.” (EDUCAUSE 2011 takes October 18-21, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.)
  • Accessibility Camp DC” will take place October 22, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington D.C.: “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 and make it accessible to all.”
  • Accessibility Camp Ottowa” (they’re actually using the name a11yyow) is scheduled for December 2, 2011 and aims to “[bring] together developers, usability professionals, web designers, other IT professionals and end-users with disabilities together in an informal, non-threatening environment to learn from each other and to promote universal design of and accessibility to IT.”

Know of any other events to add to the list? Let’s hear about them in the comments!

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