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Tech@LEAD 2014 is coming…

August 3, 2014 | Chicago, IL

We’re reconvening in Chicago this summer, building on the great discussions started in D.C. last year.

Are you coming? What do you want to talk about?

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Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities Project

Now this looks interesting:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/call-for-participants-building-an-accessible-future/52433

http://www.accessiblefuture.org

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What made Tech@LEAD a success?

YOU!

What an amazing collection of caring, smart, dedicated people – who really know how to network! If you couldn’t be there, join in the network now, here.

Over the next few days and week, we will be posting Doodles, presentations, videos, a follow-up survey, and ideas for maintaining the energy and creating a path forward for all of the innovations and collaborations that emerged at Tech@LEAD.

For now, thanks again for being there, for putting in the time and effort and for supporting new ways to think about culture and inclusion. And here are a few Doodles just to make you smile (again).

vat1

touch3

msh1

games2

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Tech@LEAD on Marketplace (public radio)

Check it out at 3:55 in this morning’s broadcast: http://www.marketplace.org/node/106326/player/popout

Marketplace doing stories on accessible and assistive technology all week.

Longer version of my interview here: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/one-persons-mobile-coupon-app-anothers-seeing-eye-dog

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Sneak Preview

Here’s the Tech@LEAD Daybook in Word and pdf versions (warning: large files).

PDF: Tech at Lead Daybook for site

Docx: Tech@LEAD Daybook (Word)

Addendum and updates: Tech@LEAD Daybook-addendum

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Twitter feed

Follow Tech@LEAD on Twitter:

@Tech_at_LEAD
#TechLEAD2013

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Welcome to Tech@LEAD

This is the first annual Tech@Lead Conference, to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on August 20, 2013.

This conference will bring together leaders in the fields of design, art, technology, museums, and gaming to create a focused conversation at how they can work together to make art of all forms accessible to the disabled community.

 

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Tech@LEAD (who’s coming)

AbleGamers

Abler

Access Garage

Amaze Design

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Annuska Perkins, independent consultant

Benetech

Boston Museum of Science

Center for the Future of Museums

Comcast

Connect Culture

Curious Interactive

Dolby Labs

EDX

ESI Design

Federal Communications Commission

Gallagher & Associates

Halsey Burgund, artist

Harvard Medical School

Henley Company

James Neal, recent graduate, Masters in Library Science

Jeff Kennedy Associates

JP Morgan Chase

Knowbility

Mad*Pow

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

National Park Service

New York Hall of Science

Northern Virginia Resource Center

Pittsburgh Cultural Center

PolicyWorks

Prime Access Consulting

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

SpokenLayer

Suffolk Cooperative Library System

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The MEME Design

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Smithsonian

The Whitney Museum of American Art

U.S. Department of Labor

Amanda Cachia UC San Diego (http://exhibits.haverford.edu/whatcanabodydo/)

Unified Field

Universal Usability Laboratory, Towson University

University of Maryland

University of York

Utah State University, WebAIM

VSA Arts

W3C

WGBH’s National Center for Accessible Media

Yahoo!

 

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Tech@LEAD agenda (in brief)

“SETTING THE STAGE” – Guiding Questions for Tech@LEAD

Pairing #1: “Visible, audible, touchable” - Lightning Talks and Discussion with Sina Bahram and Will Mayo

Pairing #2: “Music, sound, health” - Lightning Talks and Discussion with Dr. Lisa Wong and Halsey Burgund

BREAK (with “Technology Petting Zoo”)

Problems and Solutions #1: “Getting to Touch: tables, kiosks, screens, devices” - Facilitator – John Tobiason, New Media Technology Specialist at the National Park Service

LUNCH

Pairing #3: “Gaming your life/Fun First” - Lightning Talks and Discussion with Dr. Lotfi Merabet and Mark Barlet.

Pairing #4: “The Future – is it here yet?” - Lightning Talks and Discussion with Marc Check and Greg Hlibok

BREAK (with “Technology Petting Zoo”)

Problems and Solutions #2: “Bring your own devices” - Facilitator – Tracy Gray, Managing Director, AIR (American Institutes for Research)

Conclusions and Wrap-up - Facilitator – Chris Hass – Mad*Pow Design

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What is the LEAD Conference?

“Tech@LEAD” is part of the LEAD conference – a  place where leaders and newcomers in the field of access to the cultural arts for individuals with disabilities and older adults can meet and mingle with peers, learn about the latest technological advances, get the straight talk on legal issues, and contribute to the collective knowledge base for building and engaging audiences, patrons, and visitors of all ages and abilities. See: http://www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/education/lead/conference.html

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