Association of Blind Citizens (ABC) Presents CSUN Direct Organization To Provide Live Audio Webcasts From Technology Conference March 16 2006 -- Boston The Association Of Blind Citizens is pleased to announce CSUN Direct, a webcast where listeners can listen to live audio programming from the acclaimed CSUN Technology Conference in Los Angeles, California. ABC will host three live webcasts from the conference. The webcasts can be heard Wednesday March 22nd through Friday March 24th, beginning at 6:00 P.M. pacific time, or 9:00 P.M. eastern time. Webcasts will be hosted by John Oliveira, President of ABC and by Mika Pyyhkala, Vice President of ABC. The show will feature interviews with conference presenters, exhibiters and attendees. Shows will last approximately 1 hour. To participate in the webcasts please visit: http://www.blindcitizens.org/live Once on this web site, click the link to enter the live webcast conference room, enter your name, and press login. If necessary, Windows will prompt you to install the Talking Communities audio plug in. The installation usually takes less than 1 minute over a high speed internet connection. You can access the above link at any time in advance to install the audio plug in so that your computer is ready to receive the live stream when each show begins. CSUN is one of the largest conferences in the world covering assistive technology for people with disabilities. The Association Of Blind Citizens, a Massachusetts non-profit organization, offers a number of innovative programs for people who are blind throughout the country. Some initiatives include assistive technology grants, academic scholarships, efforts related to Braille literacy, and social and athletic opportunities. You can access the ABC web site at: http://www.blindcitizens.org The webcasts will be streamed via technology from Talking Communities, Inc., a leading provider of accessible interactive web conferencing products. For more information visit http://www.talkingcommunities.com In addition, DC Night Out, a group personal reality blog and podcast, will provide additional less formal coverage of the conference and its formal and informal activities. The podcast strives to give the listener a sense of what it is like to be at the conference, etc. You can paste the following RSS feed address in to a podcatching application such as Juice, or access the link directly in your web browser: http://www.dcnightout.com/index.xml Recordings of the CSUN Direct shows will also be made available through the DC Night Out RSS podcast feed. If you do not yet have a podcatching application, you may download the Juice podcast receiver at: http://www.dcnightout.com/juice.exe For your convenience, this version of Juice is pre-subscribed to DC Night Out, but you may add and remove any podcast subscriptions as you wish in the future. You may also call the DC Night Out comment line with questions or comments at (206) 202-1114 California based OcuSource.com, LLC is co-sponsor of CSUN Direct. OcuSource is the owner and operator of <http://www.OcuSource.com> http://www.OcuSource.com an internet information resource dedicated to assisting the accessibility industry. OcuSource's mission is to enhance access to products, information, and services to individuals with vision impairment, as well as the professionals who assist them, through a set of integrated web-based utilities. OcuSource provides auctions of adaptive products and accessories, search tools to find local and national resources, including eye care professionals and advocacy organizations, as well as other tools useful to eye care and rehabilitation professionals. The company is also a venture partner in a web-based tradeshow service, <http://www.letsgoexpo.com> http://www.letsgoexpo.com OcuSource, founded in 2003, is privately held and is headquartered in Placentia, California.