August 2010 Issue  Volume 11  Number 4

Editor's Page

Summer Conferences and a New AccessWorld Team Member

Lee Huffman

Dear AccessWorld readers,

Welcome to the second issue in our new monthly publication schedule!

It has been a busy July for me, attending the summer conferences. While a bit hectic, it has been great meeting many AccessWorld readers and even recruiting some new readers who were not familiar with our publication. I am also glad to hear how much many of you, especially those of you who are students or who work in the area of education, liked the information and resources in the July "Back to School" issue.

If you missed the "Back to School" issue, or any issue for that matter, you can always search our archives by selecting the back issues link from any AccessWorld webpage. Here, you can browse by month and year. You can also enter a search term, such as "cell phones," into the search AccessWorld box, and every online article that contains information on cell phones will be presented.

The AccessWorld team is very happy to welcome J.J. Meddaugh to our roster. We are sure the avid readers among you will appreciate his article on Open Library.

J.J. Meddaugh comes to AccessWorld with over 20 years of experience with assistive technology, dating back to the Apple II. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications management from Western Michigan University and has led several online business ventures through the past decade. He was one of the founders of, an online resource featuring news and deals of particular interest to blind consumers and professionals.

Apart from technology, J.J. has held several managerial positions at Camp Tuhsmeheta, a camp near Grand Rapids, Michigan, that aims to increase independence and opportunities for blind youth and adults. A native of Saginaw, J.J. now lives in Kalamazoo and enjoys travel and playing the keyboard. You can look for more articles from J.J. in future AccessWorld issues.

Remember our new monthly publication schedule. Please look for us again in September!


Lee Huffman
AccessWorld Editor-in-Chief

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