Accessible World Symposium November 3, 2004
Oct 31, 2004 11:39 PST
Please distribute widely to friends and colleagues.
October 25, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: George Buys
TALKING COMMUNITIES TO HOST FREE WEB-BASED ACCESSIBLE WORLD SYMPOSIUM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2004.
Would you like to have hundreds of tips and tools to save you time and
money starting, operating or maintaining your own business?
Would you like to increase your computer skills right in your own home
or office by attending part-time on-line classes in the use of popular
applications with screen reading software such as JAWS for Windows and
WindowEyes or screen magnification programs ZoomText and Magic?
Is quality education really available free-of-charge for the totally
blind and visually impaired no matter where they live?
What are some public and NLS network libraries doing to provide dynamic,
state-of-the-art services to their patrons NOW?
What have your Congressmen and women been doing? What are their
positions on the issues? How can you contact them?
These are just a few of the questions that will be answered during this
5-hour event by John Davin, Business Owner and Consultant,, Brian
Charlson, Vice President Computer Training Services, Carroll Center,
Dawn Turco, Senior Vice President The Hadley School for the Blind, Tom
Peters, Founder of Tap Information Services, and Ken Drexler, Digital
Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress, on November 3, 2004
during the monthly Accessible World Symposium.
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.
The mission of each Accessible World Symposium, according to Event
Coordinator Pat Price, is to educate the general public, the disabled
community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly
relevant information about new products, services, and training
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access
barriers that adversely affect them.
"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 or
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 start of the symposium,
1) Go to http://events.talkingcommunities.com/.
2) Select the link “Enter the Room Here.”
3) Thype your name and press ENTER.
A small software applet will download on your computer as you enter the
You can view the full program now at the above web address.
All symposiums are recorded and available on the Talking Communities
website at http://www.talkingcommunities.com/aaw.html
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Pat Price, Events Coordinator
An Accessible World Symposium
MSN Messenger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Office: http://www.visionenhancement.org/chat.htm
(No Password Required)