Please find last year’s Round Table Conference in audio. The file is in DAISY format but it can be played in any media player. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/84826323/RoundTable2011.zip
Round Table’s annual report for the 2010-2011 year was released at this year’s AGM, and is now available to read online or download. The report outlines Round Table’s work over the last year in guidelines and standards development, annual conference planning and communication with members and the public. It also includes a report on the Australian Braille Authority’s work, and an audited financial report.
(Photo: Mary Schnackenberg, Bruce Maguire, Maryanne Diamond and Christine Simpson at the Launch of the UEB Rule Book in Sydney, June 2010. Photo taken by Brian Conway.)
This morning at conference, the Executive announced a couple of special deals.
The first deal is conference-only pricing on professionally-printed copies of our guidelines on producing accessible information. The prices below apply if you buy copies of the guidelines in-person at the conference. All include Australian GST.
- Guidelines on accessible e-text: $20 for members (usually $30), $30 for non-members (usually $40)
- Duxbury Braille Translator Reference Manual: $40 for members (usually $50), $50 for non-members (usually $60)
- Guidelines on accessible assessment: $20 for members (usually $30), $30 for non-members (usually $40)
- Guidelines on producing clear print: $40 for members (usually $50), $50 for non-members (usually $60)
- For members only, a pack of all four guidelines is available for $100 (usually $160).
The second special deal relates to the membership fee for new Round Table members. If your organisation joins before 31 July 2011, you’ll get a 50% discount on 2011 membership, and a complimentary set of the four Round Table guidelines documents listed above. Visit the Round Table website for details of membership, or email Tammy Axelsen, Round Table’s administration officer, with any questions.
Are you interested in reading?
Are you interested in technology?
The Round Table on Information Access is turning 30 and would love you to celebrate with us!
Play with gadgets
Join us for an exhibition of the latest technologies, such as
• Talking set-top boxes
• GPS for the blind
View the future
Try out the brand new online talking book download system being developed by Vision Australia
When: Sunday 22nd May, 9:30am – 6pm
Where: Bayview on the Park Hotel conference centre, 52 Queens Road, Melbourne, one block from St Kilda Road trams
How much: FREE! Just turn up
The following updates have recently been made to the Round Table web site
Guidelines for Accessible Assessment 2011 A project of Round Table to ensure that students with vision impairment enrolled in all public and privately funded education and training institutions in Australia and New Zealand are assessed in a manner designed to minimise (if not eliminate) the level of disadvantage of their vision impairment when completing their study or training program. It is a substantive revision of the Round Table Examination Guidelines for students with vision impairments, produced in 1995.
These Guidelines are now available as a free downloadable document (in print, large print, e-text, daisy, Duxbury and brf file formats) from the above link on the Round Table web site. Print, braille and large print copies are available for purchase for a small charge by contacting myself.
The updates below have been posted in the member’s section of the web site, access to this section of the site is available to Round Table member organisations.
Updated member login and password details have been supplied to each member organisation’s contact person – should you require a copy of this information please email me at email@example.com
– Notice of Meeting
– AGM Proxy Form
– 2010 AGM Minutes
– 2010 – 2011 Annual Report
As the Easter break has made it difficult for some delegates to have registrations processed within their organisations registrations for the 2011 Round Table Conference have been extended and now close on Friday the 6th of May 2011.
Bayview on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday 21st May 2011 – Tuesday 24th May 2011
Bridging the Information Access Gap: Past Successes & Future Challenges
If you are posting your registration by regular mail please remember to check you have updated your database to include Round Table’s new mailing address:
PO Box 229
Lindisfarne TAS 7015
A special note for Round Table members
The 2011 Round Table AGM will be held on Monday afternoon, 23rd May 2011. The Round Table Executive Committee request that a representative from each member organisation be present at this meeting if at all possible. It is a constitutional requirement that an AGM be held each year and a quorum is required before the AGM can proceed. This means at least 50% of eligible voting members must be present in person at the AGM. Please refer to rule 26,parts (1) through to (4) of the Rules of Association of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Incorporated.
Should you have any queries or require any of the above documentation in an alternate format please do not hesitate to contact me on 0417 101 428 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org