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Fwd: Linux Accessibility -19 November 2003 - Birmingham

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 05:46:08 -0700
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <63715D57-F98D-11D7-A1A9-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

This might be interesting to people in the right part of the world...

Did people notice that Open Office 1.1 with accessibility support, and  
GNOME 2.4 (a free window-based system for linux) with built-in screen  
reading, onscreen keyboard, and other assorted accessibility  
enhancements is also available?

cheers

Chaals

Begin forwarded message:

> This event was *previously* available to Techshare delegates only.   
> Now due
> to popular demand this event is now open to participants who are not
> Techshare conference delegates.
>
>
> Linux Accessibility Step-by-Step - 10.00 - 16.00
> Janina Sajka, Director - Technology Research and Development, American
> Foundation for the Blind, USA
>
> Overview of workshop
> This day long session will demonstrate the process of installing and
> configuring Linux for use by a blind individual. The current Red Hat
> distribution will be installed and augmented with speech and braille
> interfaces. Additional configuration will include Ethernet and modem  
> based
> networking and ssh for secure remote login. The Advanced Linux Sound
> Architecture (ALS) will be installed to support voice over IP, and Real
> media streaming, wav, MP3, and ogg creation and playback.
>
> Basic terminology will be covered, as well as the basics of installing,
> updating, and removing software using the Redhat Package Manager (rpm).
> Participants will be introduced to several available options for text
> editing, email, and web serving and browsing. In all cases the  
> emphasis will
> be on strategies for resolving problems and getting help using both the
> installed system and on line resources. Participants will receive a CD  
> ROM
> with applications and documentation.
>
> Anticipated audience
> Users, trainers and educators. Participants need not have any  
> experience of
> Linux (or Unix), but should be comfortable with basic computer  
> concepts and
> hardware.
>
> Price: £150
>
> Further Information
> The venue will be:
> RNIB Conference Centre
> 58-72 John Bright Street
> Birmingham B1 1BN
> United Kingdom
>
> A buffet lunch will be provided with each workshop.
>
>
> Info on pre-conference workshops can be found at
> http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/PublicWebsite/ 
> public_p
> reconfworkshops.hcsp and details of the Techshare conference itself  
> (20-21
> Nov) can be found at www.techshare.org.uk
>
> and the email contact is techshare@rnib.org.uk
>
> Cheers
>
> --Jeremy Ali, RNIB Education & Employment Centre, 58 - 72 John Bright
> Street, Birmingham B1 1BN, United Kingdom
> tel: +44 (0)121 665 4210 fax: +44 (0)121 665 4201
>
--
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
Received on Wednesday, 8 October 2003 08:46:51 GMT

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