A reminder – the Round Table Blog is closing

Please be advised that the Round Table Blog will be closing on the 31st of July 2014 and will be removed at the end of 2014.

Information about Round Table activities will be available from the Round Table Mailing list, hosted by freelists, and from the Round Table web site http://printdisability.org/

To enable a smooth transition to the mailing list all email addresses currently subscribed to this blog will be subscribed to the Round Table mailing list. If you do not wish to be subscribed to the mailing list could you please advise me by email, off list please, at admin@printdisability.org

Kind Regards,
Tammy Axelsen
Administration Officer


The Round Table blog is closing

Please be advised that the Round Table Blog will be closing on the 31st of July 2014.

Information about Round Table activities will be available from the Round Table Mailing list, hosted by freelists, and from the Round Table web site http://printdisability.org/

To enable a smooth transition to the mailing list all email addresses currently subscribed to this blog will be subscribed to the Round Table mailing list. If you do not wish to be subscribed to the mailing list could you please advise me by email, off list please, at admin@printdisability.org

Kind Regards,
Tammy Axelsen
Administration Officer


2014 Round Table Conference – avoid paying a late registration fee

Please click here to access an updated 2014 Round Table Conference Program   and registration form.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Conference Registrations.  Register before the 5th of April (Friday) to avoid a late registration fee.

 
Accommodation Bookings.  To access the specially negotiated accommodation rates bookings must be made direct with the Royal on the Park Brisbane by Friday 11 April 2014. All bookings subject to availability.

Conference Dates:
Saturday 17th May to Tuesday 20th May 2014

VENUES
Saturday 17th May
Braille House, Queensland Braille Writing Association
507 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland 4103

Sunday 18th May to Tuesday 20th May
Royal on the Park Brisbane
Corner Alice Street and Albert Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000
Phone +61 7 3112 1671

CONFERENCE THEME
“Information Access – Putting the person at the centre”

Information Access is important to all people who have a print disability, and has many dimensions, including format (braille, large print, E-text, etc.), and facilities (libraries, websites, agencies, educational institutions, local councils). Person-centred approaches empower people with a print disability by positioning them at the centre of policy, decision-making and service planning and delivery. At the 2014 Annual Conference, we will explore the broad terrain of person-centeredness in policy, management, supports and services at global, national and local levels.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Mary Kelly, Equity Director, QUT; “University access & equity for students with a disability”

Dr L. Penny Rosenblum, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Disability and Psych educational Studies, The University of Arizona; “Increasing the mathematics competence of youth with vision impairment through the AnimalWatch Vi Suite iPad App”

 Graeme Innes, Human Rights Commission & John Berryman, Former CEO RIDBC; “From philanthropy to human rights: Information access”

Enquiries to:
Tammy Axelsen
Administration Officer
Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc.
PO Box 229
LINDISFARNE TAS AUSTRALIA 7015
Ph: 0417 101 418/03 6265 1519
Email: admin@printdisability.org


Mozilla’s $25 accessible smartphone

A potentially exciting development in the field of cheap accessible mobile phones.

Scheduled to go on sale later this year, these US$25 smartphones will largely be targeted at people in developing countries. However,  as the last sentence in the article mentions, they are likely to help drive down the price of smartphones globally and remove price as a barrier to accessible communications technology.

 


2014 Round Table Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations – nominations close Monday 10 February 2014

Apologies for Cross Postings

A Reminder  …

Nominations for the 2014 Round Table Lifetime Achievement Award close on Monday 10 February 2014.

Please Note: Late nominations will not be able to be considered.

Further information and the nomination form are available on the Round Table Web site:  http://printdisability.org/lifetime-achievement-award/

This information is also available in the attached docment..

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

 


UEB Rulebook second edition is now available

After much anticipation, the Australian Braille Authority are pleased to announce that the Rules of Unified English Braille Second Edition (2013) is now complete and available for download in print (PDF) and braille (six volumes of BRF formatted at 25 lines x 30 cells).
This second edition contains very few changes/errata but it does provide a large number of new rules and resources. Details and download links are available from the ABA website

Congratulations to all involved in the creation of this essential reference book, and in particular to the esteemed editor and ABA Chair, Christine Simpson. Thanks also to Kathy Riessen for assistance with the accessible PDF version.

You may now go forth and print/emboss your new Rulebook!


New Round Table Web Site

I am pleased to advise that the new Round Table web site is now available.

The domain name is http://www.printdisability.org

Round table also holds the domain names
http://www.printdisability.org.au
and
http://www.printdisability.org.nz

with both of these domain names pointing back to http://www.printdisability.org

As this website is new and under development please contact me if you have any suggestions for improvements.

The Australian Braille Authority (ABA) now has a separate website at http://www.brailleaustralia.org