Accessibility Camp DC

The STC Washington, DC Chapter is proud to be one of the sponsors of Accessibility Camp DC. This event will be run like a typical BarCamp, also called an un-conference, in which attendees share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event. It is not a typical seminar on accessibility. In fact, attendees will likely already know something about accessibility that they would like to share with others. The attendees, not the event organizers, determine the agenda for the day. Suggestions for talks that day include:

  • 508 Compliance
  • Practical Ways to Make Your Website Accessible
  • Accessible PDFs
  • Making Flash Accessible
  • what is WAI-ARIA – (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications)
  • Accessible Video and Transcription
  • Panel Discussion on "Issues Effecting Individuals with Disabilities on the Web"
  • Captioning

Registration for Accessibility Camp DC is still open, though only a few spots are available. See Accessibility Camp DC on Eventbrite to register.

Accessibility Camp DC is a free event held at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Check-in will begin at 9:30 AM once library opens.

The Martin Luther King (MLK) Library is located at:

901 G St NW, Room 215
Washington, DC 20001-4531

Browsershots: A Cross Platform Browser Test Tool

This is a terrific open source tool for Web designers. Get and download screenshots of how your site looks in all the browsers you select for Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Gecko, and KHTML/WebKit. For full information, see the post on the Accessible Techcomm blog.

Book Review: “Access by Design”

Book cover for Access by Design by Sarah Horton

STC member, Sarah Horton, wrote about accessibility and the Web in her book Access by Design. There is an excellent book review on the SAP Design Guild site at

The review is a thorough discussion of the book and the whole reason for the book. It might even inspire you when you think about writing a book review.

Note: Another source for the review is from the Interactions ACM

Browse the list of books we recommend at