26th Annual International & Persons with Disabilities Conference

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General Information

This program is your “road map” to all of the activities offered at the conference. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the contents. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a Conference Customer Services Staff Member in the Conference Registration Area.

Conference Policies:

Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. We request that cell phones be turned off or silenced during all presentations. We strive to ensure that the comfort and safety of all participants by encouraging a fragrance-free environment. Please refrain from using excessive fragrances, perfumes, and/or cologne during the conference events.

Timing of Presentations:

All presentations will begin and end on time according to the conference schedule. Please leave the meeting room immediately after each session, as another group will soon be entering the room.

Conference Name Badges:

All registrants must wear their name badge at all times during the conference hours. Name badges may not be transferred to non-registered persons. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with adhering to this policy.

Check for Conference Schedule Changes:

Last minute changes, additions and cancellations in the conference schedule happen on a regular basis. Please confirm session times by visiting our conference website at: http://www.csunconference.org.

Official Language:

We appreciate the extensive participation of the international community in this conference. The official language of the conference is English.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Two days of Pre-Conference Workshops will be presented on Monday, March 14, 2011 and Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Please see the Pre-Conference Workshops section of this program for more information.

General Sessions:

General Sessions will be offered by more than 300 speakers from Wednesday through Friday, March 16-18, on a variety of topics covering the major disabilities’ categories and technologies.

DAISY Consortium Sessions:

The DAISY Consortium consists of non-profit libraries and organizations from around the world that provide information to persons who are blind and print disabled. The consortium’s strategic plan includes development of: International Standards, digital recording software, and comprehensive reading systems for multimedia purchase and hand held devices. The Consortium has organized several presentations focusing on these issues.

Project EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) Sessions:

EASI believes that people with disabilities must have the same access to information and resources as the general population. The mission of EASI is to promote this access through: on-site and on-line workshops, publications and videos, email discussion lists, websites, electronic journals, and participation in a wide variety of regional and national conferences.