April 2016 Issue  Volume 17  Number 4

Editor's Page

CSUN 2016

Lee Huffman

Dear AccessWorld readers,

The 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, otherwise known as CSUN 2016, was held March 23 through March 26 in sunny San Diego, California. It's impossible to take in all of the pre-conference workshops, educational sessions, forums, technology exhibits, and group meetings, but the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) was there, doing its best to experience as much of CSUN as possible!

AFB staff members were involved in several educational presentations and meetings with national leaders in the mainstream and access technology arenas. In order to help keep AccessWorld readers up to date with the goings on at CSUN, AFB was, once again, proud to sponsor the Blind Bargains podcast coverage of CSUN 2016. The AccessWorld team encourages you to log on to the Blind Bargains Audio Content page, which features great interviews, presentations, and updates on the latest in technology news from the conference.

As part of AccessWorld's special CSUN coverage, please be sure to read Shelly Brisbin's article in this issue, which highlights some of the technology shown in the CSUN exhibit hall. It seems that this year was the year of braille technology, as you will learn as you read Shelly's top 10 technology picks from the conference.

It's not too early to mark your calendars and save the date for the 32nd annual CSUN conference. It will again be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego and will run from February 27 through March 4, 2017.

If you are planning on attending CSUN 2017 and are interested in making a presentation, calls for papers and submission dates are listed below.

CSUN 2017 Calls for Papers

  • Science/Research Track: August 9 to September 6, 2016
  • General Sessions Track: September 8 to October 5, 2016
  • Exhibitor Track: August 2 to October 4, 2016

Best regards,
Lee Huffman, AccessWorld Editor-in-Chief
American Foundation for the Blind

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