[Nfbnet-members-list] Invitation to NFB CSUN events
Andrews, David B (DEED)
david.b.andrews at state.mn.us
Tue Feb 21 20:32:47 UTC 2017
Invitation to NFB CSUN events
The National Federation of the Blind has a significant presence in the CSUN conference each year. In additional to formal program activities, Federation members from around the country participate in a wide variety of roles throughout the conference. We thought it would be valuable to highlight some of the formal Federation happenings in the CSUN conference and create an informal gathering for Federation members. Please review the Federation-related activities at CSUN 2017 and join other members whenever you can. I am also asking Federationists to provide feedback after CSUN about the latest and greatest that the NFB team should be working on. Finally, if you are giving a presentation at CSUN share that with our access technology team by sending an email to Clara Van Gerven at cvangerven at nfb.org<mailto:cvangerven at nfb.org>.
Informal NFB gathering
02/28/17, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Puesto (at The Headquarters)
To all Federation members attending CSUN, the National Federation of the Blind will be holding an informal gathering on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at Puesto<http://eatpuesto.com/>, located 0.1 miles from the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel, at 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. We would like to extend an open, no host invitation to anyone who will be attending CSUN Assistive Technology Conference and would like to join us. For those looking to have dinner or a drink, Puesto serves a variety of food and drinks, and it will be Taco Tuesday. Menu and pricing information can be found on the Puesto website<http://eatpuesto.com/locations/san-diego-headquarters/#menu>. Please let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing Ryan Pugh at rpugh at nfb.org<mailto:rpugh at nfb.org>.
Phones for Low-Vision and Blind Seniors
03/01/17, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Hillcrest AB
Many blind users love their smartphones, but what options exist for those who want a simple accessible experience? Led by Clara Van Gerven and Amy Mason.
Accessibility Switchboard Presentation
03/02/17, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mission AB
The National Federation of the Blind is building a resource portal for adopting organization-wide approaches to accessibility. Year one methods and results will be presented. Led by Clara Van Gerven and Chris Law.
Overview of Braille Display Support Across Mobile and Desktop
03/03/17, 10:00 a.m.
Location: La Jolla B
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Braille support in the major operating systems based on a series of metrics. Led by Amy Mason and Karl Belanger.
KNFB Reader Windows 10 Unveiling
03/01/17, 12:15 p.m.
Location: Seaport H
CSUN participants are cordially invited to the historic unveiling of KNFB Reader for Windows 10. Like its smartphone counterparts, KNFB Reader for Windows 10 allows the blind and others with print disabilities to access the content of printed documents, including bills, brochures, books, magazines, handouts, and more. Users can simply photograph the document and KNFB Reader will almost instantaneously convert the image to text that can be read aloud in synthesized speech or output to a connected refreshable Braille display using a compatible screen reader. KNFB Reader for Windows 10 incorporates KNFB Reader's signature audio and vibration guidance to help the user align the camera and take the perfect image of a document so that processing is fast and accurate. It's also the perfect desktop PC or laptop application for recognizing image-based PDF files. Join us to learn more about this new iteration of the award-winning and world-famous KNFB Reader, now available for all devices running Windows 10. Be an early adopter of the Windows app and help make it even better.
KNFB Reader Exhibit, Volunteers Wanted
03/01 through 03/03/17
This year, KNFB Reader will have a booth in the exhibit hall at CSUN 17. It will be located in the visual exhibit hall, booth 107. The dates are March 1, 2, and 3.
If you are interested in volunteering at our booth, please contact Joel Zimba at jzimba at nfb.org<mailto:jzimba at nfb.org> or (410) 659-9314, extension 2233.
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