NLS Narrator & Jonathan Mosen: Guests on Accessible World Symposium
Sep 29, 2004 22:11 PDT
September 22, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: George Buys
TALKING COMMUNITIES TO HOST ANOTHER FREE WEB-BASED SYMPOSIUM
You won't want to miss the October 6, 2004 Accessible World Symposium if
you want answers to the following questions: Would you like to know more
about the future of Internet Radio? Are you interested in furthering
your education via online courses? Do you have an interest in being able
to put content online in formats accessible to users with disabilities?
Do you believe that travel is really for everyone regardless of physical
challenges? Well known and knowledgeable presenters will be on hand to
answer these and many more questions. They include:
Jonathan Mosen, of Christchurch, New Brighton, New Zealand (Aotearoa),
is well known to Internet radio listeners worldwide. Just over a year
after he left his position as founder and Director of ACB Radio,
Jonathan Mosen talks about the way Internet radio has evolved and his
role as a pioneer in this field. He'll focus on what Internet radio
means for blind people in particular, and where it is headed. He also
discusses his own new Internet radio initiative, The Wave.
Terrence Aselford will provide interesting comments about his life and
work as a National Library Service Talking Book Narrator.
Patricia A. Rucker, Ed.D., Peirce College Vice President, Academic
Advancement & Chief Academic Officer, will show how Peirce College for
139 years has made it possible for many people, including the blind and
visually impaired, to achieve their educational and career dreams.
EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) will discuss Putting
Content Online in Formats Accessible to Users with Disabilities,
demonstrate how to use simple software programs to prepare online
multimedia, Word documents and PowerPoint presentations in formats fully
accessible to users who require screen readers, screen magnification,
voice recognition, onscreen keyboards and more in order to surf the
Sue Corman Slater not only believes travel is for everyone but is
devoting her life proving it. As a successful cruise agent, she has
specialized in making group cruises accessible, easy and personally
rewarding for the visually impaired. She will share travel tips and give
an update of some really terrific cruises scheduled during the next few
The symposium begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific, 10:00 a.m. Mountain, 11:00
a.m. Central, and 12:00 Noon Eastern time.
"There's no cost to those who want to participate in this symposium”,
explains George Buys, president and CEO of Talking Communities. "You
can join with people from throughout the world and never leave your home
All you need to enjoy this live interactive event is to have a computer,
an Internet connection, speakers and a microphone. Text chat is
available for those without a microphone.
Approximately 30 minutes prior to the symposium, go to
http://www.talkingcommunities.com and click the Special Events link.
Then, type your name and click ENTER. A small software applet will
download on your computer as you enter the room.
You can view the full program now at
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