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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 March 2005 Issue  Volume 6  Number 2


March 13-15, 2005

Virginia Society of Technology and Education (VSTE) 2005 Annual State Technology Conference

Norfolk, VA


VSTE 2005, Virginia Society for Technology in Education, PMB 149, 9702 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238; e-mail: <conference@vste.org>; web site: <www.vste.org/conference/2005/index.html>.

March 13-17, 2005

24th Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) INFOCOM

Miami, FL


INFOCOM 2005 Registrar, IEEE/CMS, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855; phone: 800-810-4333 or 732-981-3415; e-mail: <c.lankenau@ieee.org>; web site: <www.ieee-infocom.org/2005/index.htm>.

March 14-19, 2005

California State University at Northridge (CSUN) Center on Disabilities' 20th Annual International Conference

Los Angeles, CA


Center on Disabilities, CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Building 11, Suite 103, Northridge, CA 91330; phone: 818-677-2578; e-mail: <ctrdis@csun.edu>; web site: <www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2005/genconfinfo05.htm>.

March 16-18, 2005

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2005 Conference

Detroit, MI


MACUL, P.O. Box 518, Holt, MI 48842; phone: 517-694-9756; e-mail: <macul@macul.org>; web site: <www.macul.org/contact.html>.

April 4-8, 2005

Vision 2005

London, England, United Kingdom

The conference is organized by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation and is hosted by the Royal National Institute of the Blind.


Royal National Institute of the Blind, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE, England, United Kingdom; phone: 011-44-20-7388-1266; fax: +44-(0)20-7388-2034; web site: <www.rnib.org.uk/vision2005/welcome.htm>.

April 17-19, 2005

Power Up 2005 Conference and Expo

Osage Beach, MO


Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs, c/o Missouri Assistive Technology Project, 4731 South Cochise, Number 114, Independence, MO 64055; phone: 816-350-5288; e-mail: <bwhitlck@swbell.net>; web site: <www.ataporg.org>.

April 17-19, 2005

Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) Conference

Rapid City, SD


Technology and Innovation in Education, 1925 Plaza Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702; phone: 605-394-1876; web site: <http://conference.tie.net/agenda/default.htm>.

June 5-8, 2005

Distance Learning Administration (DLA) 2005 Conference

Jekyll Island, GA


Stacey Rowland, DLA2005 Conference, State University of West Georgia, Distance & Distributed Education, Honors House, Carrollton, GA 30118; web site: <www.westga.edu/~distance/dla2005.html>.

June 9-11, 2005

Collaborative Assistive Technology Conference

Westminster, CO


Assistive Technology Partners (ATP), 1245 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80218; phone: 303-315-1283; e-mail: <maureen.melonis@uchsc.edu>; web site: <www.uchsc.edu/atp>.

July 22-27, 2005

11th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction

Las Vegas, NV

The session, Non-Visual Access of Complex Document Components, may be of particular interest to AccessWorld® readers


Conference Administrator, School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, Grissom Hall, 315 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907; phone: 765-494-5426; e-mail: <hcii2005@ecn.purdue.edu>; web site: <www.hci-international.org>.

August 2-6, 2005

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) 2005

Milwaukee, WI


AHEAD, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125; phone: 617-287-3880; web site: <www.ahead.org/conference>.

September 19-22, 2005

Assistive Technology from Virtuality to Reality: 8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe

Lille, France

The conference is sponsored by The Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE).


Package, 140 cours Charlemagne, 69002, Lyon, France; phone: +33-(0)4-72-77-45-50; e-mail: <t.garmier@package.fr>; web site: <www.aaate2005.com>.

October 7-8, 2005

Virginia Murray Sowell Lecturer Series: Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired and Multiply Disabled

Lubbock, TX


Angela Gonzalez, administrative business assistant, Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual Impairment, P.O. Box 41071, Lubbock, TX 79409; phone: 806-742-1997, extension 251; web site: <www.educ.ttu.edu/sowell>.

October 9-10, 2005

The Seventh International ACM SIGACCESS (Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing) Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Baltimore, MD


Andrew Sears, Information Systems Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Drive, Baltimore, MD 21250; phone: 410-455-3883; e-mail: <asears@umbc.edu>; web site: <www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets05/>.

January 5-8, 2006

2006 International Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas, NV


2005 International Consumer Electronics Show, c/o ExpoExchange, P.O. Box 590, Frederick, MD 21705; phone: 866-233-7968 or 301-694-5124; e-mail: <CESinfo@CE.org>; web site: <www.cesweb.org>.

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