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Re: Fwd: Sharing material from the "Developing with Accessibility" (DevAcc) event

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From: Jim Allan
Date: Nov 26, 2012 11:13AM


didn't see this on the list, thought it would be of interest to many.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jamal Mazrui < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Subject: Sharing material from the "Developing with Accessibility" (DevAcc)
event
To: WAI Interest Group < <EMAIL REMOVED> >


Developing with Accessibility was a unique, two-day event hosted by a U.S.
Government agency. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offered
high quality training sessions for developers, collaborative coding
projects, and professional networking opportunities. The objective has
been to promote the concept and practice of developing mobile apps and web
sites according to accepted accessibility guidelines, thereby maximizing
their usability for everyone, including people with disabilities.

I have posted slides and links from DevAcc at
www.devacc.info

It is a simple WordPress site with a separate post for each presentation at
the event, including overview, presenter bio(s), and slides (usually
PowerPoint or PDF files for download). There are also posts for
DevAcc-related efforts shared by the community, as well as links to media
stories about DevAcc. The posts are simply in the sequence of their entry,
not chronology or importance.

Below is a copy of a web post that may be of particular interest:
information about video recordings of the presentations.

Regards,
Jamal

From the web page
http://www.devacc.info/2012/**11/21/video-recordings-of-**
developing-with-accessibility/<http://www.devacc.info/2012/11/21/video-recordings-of-developing-with-accessibility/>;

Video recordings of Developing with Accessibility

Thursday, September 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?**v=-bQIRAf5JE0<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bQIRAf5JE0>;

Friday, September 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?**v=-bQIRAf5JE0<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bQIRAf5JE0>;

Here are the scheduled presentations for each day:

Thursday, September 6

8:30 a.m. – Welcoming remarks
Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer, FCC
Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Bureau Chief, CGB, FCC
David Robbins, Managing Director, FCC
Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, A&I Initiative, CGB, FCC

9:00 a.m. – Participant Introductions

9:30 a.m. - GSA Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, Tammi
Marcoullier, Program Manager, Challenge.gov
Innovation in Government through Challenge & Prize Competitions

10:15 a.m. – Google Inc., David Chandler, Developer Advocate
Developing Accessible Android Apps

11:00 a.m. – Ephox Corporation, Tom Smith, Vice President; Michael Fromin,
Director Client Services
Integrating Accessibility Web Authoring Tools to Achieve Compliance More
Quickly

1:15 p.m. – Bottle Rocket Apps, Calvin Carter, Founder & President; Austen
Green, iOS Developer
Developing for Accessibility on iOS

2:00 p.m. – Benetech, Gerardo Capiel, VP of Engineering
Developing eReading Applications for People with Print Disabilities using
the Bookshare API

2:45 p.m. - Raising the Floor, Jim Tobias, Stakeholders & Strategies
The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII)

3:45 p.m. – Adobe, Matt May, Accessibility Evangelist
Accessible Events with Adobe Connect

Friday, September 7

8:30 a.m. – Welcoming remarks

8:45 a.m. – Participant Introductions

9:00 a.m. - U.S. Department of Labor, Xavier Hughes, Chief Innovation
Officer; ODEP Employment App Challenge Winners (TBD)
Advancing Employment for ALL: Innovation through Citizen Engagement

9:30 a.m. – Adobe, Greg Pisocky, Accessibility Team Member
EPUB and PDF Production with Adobe Tools

10:45 a.m. - FCC, Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer; Umasankar Arumugam
(Computech)
Accessibility Clearinghouse API’s & data

11:15 a.m. - CPC Closed Captioning, Giovanni Galvez, Technical Developer
Converting TV captioning to Web Captioning

1:00 p.m. – Oracle America, Inc., Marc Sewtz, Senior Software Development
Manager
Using Application Express to Build Highly Accessible Products

1:45 p.m. – Google Inc., Adam Koch, Android Developer Advocate; Roman
Nurik, Android Developer Advocate
New and Important in Android

2:45 p.m. – Deque Systems, Glenda Sims, Senior Accessibility Consultant;
Jatin Vaishnav, Accessibility Manager
FireEyes: Free Testing Tool that Gives You Accessibility Heat Vision!

3:30 p.m. – DataNaut, LLC, Mark Snuffin, CEO
Building cross-platform accessible applications using Qt





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Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9264 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
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