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International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

The Center on Disabilities in the California State University is holding the 2013 CSUN conference in San Diego, CA at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel from February 25 – March 1, 2013. CSUN is “Known as a forum that showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings, the conference is the largest of its kind in the world.”

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:00am to Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:00pm

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPORT ON SECTION 508

The Department of Justice released a report to the President and Congress on their findings from a 2010-2011 survey-based study evaluating the accessibility of federal government electronic and information technology (EIT) in accordance to Section 508. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794d) requires federal agencies to ensure their EIT is accessible to persons with disabilities, unless an exception applies.

CSUN 2013 Call for Papers

September 4, 2012 – The 2013 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) general session call for presentations was announced.  Topics of interest include emerging assistive technologies; web accessibility; aging and disability; technologies designed for people with specific disabilities such as blind or low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, cognitive, and learning; technology applications for employment and education; and legal ramifications, among a multitude of other topics.  Submissions are due Friday, October 12, 2012.

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