See Sun at CSUN
By Peter Korn on Mar 13, 2007
Next week, March 19-24, is the annual California State University at Northridge 2007 Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (commonly known as the "CSUN Conference"). This year, as we have for the last decade, the Sun Accessibility team will be exhibiting and presenting at the conference. This will be my 16th consecutive year making the pilgrimage to the beautiful Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotel. The 2004 conference 3 years ago also marks my blogging debut.
This year a lot is going on at CSUN. In addition to our usual booth in the Houston room of the Marriott hotel (booth spaces #419 & #420), we are giving the following presentations:
- Collaboration and Web Access using the Orca Screen Reader
Sun will demonstrate how to use the open source screen reader Orca to access e-mail, calendar info, contacts, instant messaging, and web content.
This session takes place on Thursday at 4:25pm in the "Atlanta" room of the Marriott hotel
- OpenOffice.org Document Access using the Orca Screen Reader
Sun will shown access to the graphical desktop, file system, and OpenOffice.org word processing/spreadsheet documents via the open source Orca screen reader.
This session takes place on Saturday at 10:40am in the "Boston" room of the Marriott hotel
- Topics in Java, UNIX, and OpenDocument Format Accessibility
A discussion and demonstration of the latest in Java accessibility, desktop accessibility in UNIX, access to the open document format (ODF), plus ODF application.
This session takes place on Friday at 1:45pm in the "Los Angeles A" room of the Hilton hotel
In addition to the Sun-hosted sessions, there are number of other sessions on topics apropos of Orca, OpenDocument format, and UNIX accessibility. Sun is even making a guest appearance in a few of them. They are:
- Opening Doors with Open Source: Screen Reader Access to Linux/UNIX
In this presentation, users will be introduced to the Linux and OpenSolaris operating systems, the OpenOffice.org office suite, and Orca: free solutions with the potential to bridge the digital divide by minimizing the cost of ownership.
This session takes place on Thursday ar 3:05pm in the "Boston" room of the Marriott hotel
- Obtaining and Installing Ubuntu Linux Using the Orca Screen Reader
Ubuntu Linux has an accessible Live CD that enables users who are blind to try, and optionally install, Orca and Linux. In this demonstration, participants will learn how to use this CD, as well as how to configure Orca in Ubuntu and OpenSolaris.
This session takes place on Friday 1:45pm in the "Atlanta" room of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotel.
- Remote Access Bridge: Cross-Platform Accessible Remote Access to the Linux Desktop
This multiplatform application allows blind or visually impaired users to easily access a remote Linux desktop running AT such as Gnopernicus, Orca, and LSR.
This session takes place on Thursday at 9:20am in the "Atlanta" room of the Marriott hotel.
- Creating Accessible Documents in OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org (OOo) is a free, open-source office suite. This lab explores how to create the most accessible Ooo, HTML and PDF documents possible using OOo.
This session takes place on Thursday at 1:45pm in the "Chicago/Dallas" computer lab of the Marriott hotel.
- Tools for Improving OpenDocument Format (ODF) Accessibility
The presentation describes accessibility advances and checking and screen-reader access tools for ODF 1.1 office documents.
This session takes place on Friday at 9:20am in the "Denver" room of the Marriott hotel.
- Talking MythTV: An Accessible Digital Video Recorder
Come hear an accessible digital video recorder: MythTV with speech input and output. A model for the electronics industry and a tool for blind users.
This session takes place on Friday at 4:25pm in the "Boston" room of the Marriott hotel.
- Using the Linux Console on the Icon PDA
We will demonstrate how to access and use the Linux console on the new Icon PDA being developed by American Printing House and Levelstar.
This session takes place on Saturday at 12:00pm in the "Chicago/Dallas" computer lab of the Marriott hotel.
And if that weren't enough, you can browse a list of all of the CSUN 2007 general sessions to see what else might interest you.