EASI Webinars Take the Mountain to Muhammad
Are your department budgets being cut?
Is your travel being restricted?
If so, how do you keep up-to-date on the rapid transformations happening
daily in the technologies that are crucial to your departmentís
Internet Webinars have the ability to bring the mountains of new
information to you rather than your having to go to conferences and attend
presentations. Of course, there have always been books and journals. These
now abound in electronic formats at Web sites around the world. Webinars
can do more. You are in a virtual conference room with a presenter, with
slides being pushed, with other peers in the virtual room and with the
ability to interact with the presenters and with other participants just as
at in a face-to-face conference.
EASI has an Annual Webinar Membership for individuals and another for
institutions to provide a comprehensive package of up-to-date information
technology to help compensate for the budget crunch.
EASI's mission is to serve as a resource by providing information and
guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals
with disabilities. We stay informed about developments and advancements
within the adaptive computer technology field and spread that information
to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and into the workplace.
What some of our friends and supporters have to say:
∑ I have taken six of the EASI courses ... I have learned so much
about adaptive/assistive technology, which has given me the confidence
to... pass on accessibility information in any venue I can-for example I
belong to a Web Enthusiasts Association and have given them numerous links
for ways in which they can make their websites accessible.
∑ Since first subscribing to the EASI list almost three years ago, I
have sought and received some very helpful and worthwhile support,
suggestions and resources which, in my capacity as an education adviser in
assistive technology, have been of benefit not only to me but to many
teachers and students whom I support.
∑ I was one of the first people in [Israel] to be concerned about
accessibility, and definitely the first English teacher to be using
assistive technology in classes with blind, visually impaired, and learning
disabled students. EASI was one of the organizations that I turned to for
answers, colleagues, support and advice.
∑ As an "early retiree" in Australia, I am very involved with
seniors computing,. In 2003, I undertook five courses with EASI, earning
the Certificate in Accessible Information Technology. Accessible web design
is critical for older people, since many have low vision or find it
difficult to use a mouse. I recently put my newly gained skills and
knowledge to good effect in developing a website for my local Computer Pals
The first URL is a link to the currently planned Webinars for the next few
months illustrating the typical Webinars available to EASI Annual Webinar
The next link is to a long list of previous Webinars available to EASI
Annual Webinar Members:
Finally, the last link will take you to a page giving a more detailed
explanation of the EASI Annual Membership Program including a link for
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It's never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot
Once you choose hope, anything's possible. Christopher Reeve
Norman Coombs [log in to unmask]
Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students
with Disabilities by Norman Coombs published by Jossey-Bass Oct 10,2010
Check out EASI New Synchronous Clinics:
EASI Home Page http://www.rit.edu/~easi
Online courses and Clinics http://easi.cc/workshop.htm
Check the EASI Library Web http://www.rit.edu/~easi/lib.htm
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