Sunday, January 27, 2008 excitement

I just got back from the ATIA conference, which included meetings of the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) committees. ATIA is one of the biggest assistive technology conferences of the year and we had many exciting conversations about for Education (B4E, our $32 million five year project to deliver accessible books to every student with a print disability in the U.S.). Betsy Burgess, Susie McKinnon and I spent lots of time talking to state agencies, universities and teachers about B4E. It was a blast, given that we've more than quadrupled the number of students we're serving in less than four months! Plus, just past 36,000 books on-line, and 37,000 will likely happen within a month.

Right after the award for B4E, I gave a keynote at the NCTI conference in DC that went over well. The full talk should be available soon, but eSchoolNews has a short version up on their website. I'm looking forward to making more video of my talks available for folks who are interested.

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