Web 2.0 Sucks! (Unless it’s accessible) – Sharon Rush Speaking tomorrow

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Sharon Rush of Knowbility is our speaker for Netsquared Houston tomorrow night.

Houston NetSquared Meetup
Web 2.0 Sucks! (Unless it’s accessible) Sharron Rush of Knowbility comes to chat


Sharron Rush Executive Director

Knowbility

Tue 12-Sep-06 7:00 PM to Tue 12-Sep-06 9:30 PM

Program Description: (a.k.a. the "sales pitch" but it is FREE and for Non Profits so here goes.)

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At this month’s Houston NetSquared meetup we’ll be talking with
Sharron Rush about the technology community’s role in making Web sites
accessible and barrier free.

As Executive Director of Knowbility (http://www.knowbility.org
), Sharron is constantly working on new and innovative solutions to
transform Internet technologies to be more accessible to the community
at large – including the elderly, the disabled and everyone else!

Accessible
Web sites and online technology is good for everyone. Knowbility is a
wonderful online accessibility promoter and supporter, with events like
the Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) – http://www.knowbility.org/a…   – and fantastic accessibility training.

At
this Houston NetSquared meeting, we’ll be giving away a copy of
Sharron’s book ‘Maximum Accessibility – Making Your Web Site More
Usable for Everyone’ (check it out online here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr…  ). 

Don’t
miss this great conversation about making the web an accessible place
for all. What are you doing to make the Internet barrier free? What
questions do you or your organization have about building an accessible
Web site? Join us!

On a related note – if you are a web developer – try the Fangs screen reading emulator for Firefox to see what others hear. The plugin on the Mozilla site is out of date but here is the link just in case. Best to use the first link.