On Monday, February 20, 2012 Den Hubbell and Gary Moulton of the Microsoft Accessibility Team embarked on a journey to explore how far accessibility has come in the last 10 years. The journey will take them down the entire West Coast of the U.S. finishing on Tuesday February 28 at the CSUN Conference at San Diego, California.
The CSUN (California State University, Northridge) Assistive Technology Conference has been hosted by its Center on Disability for 26 years and has become the largest international conference of its kind. In 2011 there were nearly 5000 visitors to the conference. The conference has been known to showcase cutting edge technology and practical solutions to remove barriers for people with disabilities in education, the workplace, and social settings. This year the conference runs from Monday, February 27, 2012 through Saturday, March 3, 2012. California State University, Northridge has been involved with disability issues since 1961 to the present. For instance, CSUN was involved with the Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1971 and the Americans of Disabilities Act of 1990. This University also has various degrees specializing in assistive technology.
Dan and Gary will be sharing their journey on the Microsoft Accessibility Blog. You can also keep up on their journey or review their journey by joining their YouTube Channel or on Twitter. The journey will showcase product providers of Assistive Technology and on the products they provide; developed for the most part by Microsoft.