[bct] ABC Presents CSUN Direct - Live Audio Webcasts From Technology Conference

  • From: "Mika Pyyhkala" <pyyhkala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 21:30:48 -0800

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.

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