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EASI: EQUAL ACCESS TO SOFTWARE & INFOR

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EASI is a non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else.

Note to EASI Annual Webinar members: we have changed how you register for Webinars. You will read about Webinars and register from a member-only Webinar page.

EASI Annual Webinar Members take this link for the Passworded Member Webinar Page

 

EASI is producing 2 series of Interactive Webinars on specific accessibility-related topics. One consists of single, free Webinars which are open to the public. While the fee-based Webinars consist of 3-4 Webinars providing more in-depth information.

Registration for the fee-based Webinar series is currently $225.00. EASI is pleased to host Webinar presenters from across the US as well as several other countries. As usual, some presenters are, themselves, adaptive technology users, and others are professionals supporting adaptive technology. Webinars use conference systems that facilitate hosting an accessible event.

Join the EASI E-mail Announcement Listserv to Keep UP on What's Next!

 

What equipment do I need to participate?

You will need working speakers so you can hear the presenter. The room has both text and voice chat. (A microphone is optional). A PC running Windows is the best operating system, but a Mac can access the system. Internet Explorer is the best browser, but others should also work.

We strongly urge you, if this is your first EASI Webinar, to come early to the presentation to iron out unforeseen problems. (The conference room is normally locked, and it is usually opened 45-60 minutes before the event.


 

 

Dick Banks Memorial Scholarship for EASI Webinars and Courses

 

Dick Banks

This scholarship provides people who are unable to procure other financing, with registrations to either the fee-based Webinar series or to EASI online courses. While EASI relies on fees to support our work, nevertheless, we want to share these resources as broadly as possible.

Read about and apply for the Dick Banks Memorial Scholarship

 

EASI Annual Webinar Membership Program

EASI has 2 membership programs: one for individuals and another for institutions. These annual memberships provide free access to all the fee-based Webinars for a full year, free access to an archive of selected Webinar recordings from 3 previous years and a discount to all the EASI courses At a time when budgets are being cut for training and for travel to conferences, these memberships can fill the void.

Read about and register online for the annual membership program

 

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Free and Fee-based Webinars Listed by Month

 

Webinars in April

Webinars in May

Future Webinars Being Finalized for Delivery


 

April Webinars

EASI Free Webinar Explaining the Importance of Color Accessibility

Thur. April 24: 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern

Presenter:s Greg Kraus from North Carolina State and Wayne Dick from CSU Long Beach

Greg Kraus will explain that color is important because it relates to several different disability groups. He will also demonstrate some tools that assist in evaluating color accessability. and explain the impact of color on disability groups.

Wayne will focus on the impact of color on users with low vision.

Register for the April24 Webinar on color

Webinars in May

Webinar introducing the Adaptech Website of Free and Inexpensive Software for Users With Disabilities

Presenter: Jill from Dawson College in Montreal, Canada

May 8th (Thursday) 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PMEastern

Over the years, the Adaptech Research Network has developed and maintained a Free and Inexpensive Adaptive Technology Database. This database includes numerous tools that post-secondary students with disabilities may find helpful. This webinar will demonstrate how the database works along with various adaptive software and applications for apple products.

Register for this Webinar on free inexpensive software

Audacity: the free open source Tool to create quality audio

Presenter: Andrew Downie from Australia

This webinar will demonstrate audacity's support for creators with disabilities and its ease of use from the keyboard.

(For Andrew it will actually be early on Saturday morning )

Register for Andrew's Audacity Webinar May 16

Future Webinars Being Finalized for Delivery

There several Webinars being finalized for delivery starting in May and continuing through the summer. Actual descriptions, presenters and registration will be available between the middle of April and early May. Here is what is already being organized:

EASI Annual Members take this link to go to the passworded Webinar page for members


 

The TC Conference system has an improved client for the Mac.

 


 

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