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Accessible Technology Conference to be Streamed Online

by B. E. Lewis, RDPFS Intern:

The New York Public Library’s Accessible Technology Conference, being held October 21 to 22, 2023 in New York City, will be available to attendees from anywhere, streamed virtually via Zoom. This free and inclusive event will focus on the impact, qualities, and evolution of accessible technologies used by people who are blind, have low vision, or are “print-disabled.” Although registration for in-person attendance is full, virtual participation remains open. The conference promises to “discuss technology in our daily lives and imagine a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive future for accessible technology.” Sessions will focus on new and affordable technologies, hands-on learning, factors involved in adopting accessible technology, and the “maker/DIY(Do-It-Yourself) culture” of sharing skills. Among the topics to be covered are: “3D Printing Clubs at Schools for the Blind: What Has Worked and How We Are Collaborating to Create Solutions;” “How AI is Transforming Accessibility;” and “Design for the future of technology,” to name just a few. Those encouraged to attend include community members who are blind, have low vision, or multiple disabilities; technology instructors; service providers; beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Accessible Technology devices; innovators and inventors; artists; disability justice advocates; educators, librarians; other professionals; and anyone interested in finding out more about Accessible Technology. For more details, and a registration link, visit The New York Public Library webpage entitled “You Are Invited! NYPL’s Accessible Technology Conference 2023 | The New York Public Library.”