I know a few of you have asked if I had written anything on my blog in a while and I have had to say no I have not. After reading @Nacin‘s blog post yesterday about it being months, since his last post I figured I might as well work on one myself.
After checking I found the last time I blogged was on September 19, 2010, and it was about “Accessibility Camp DC – October 9, 2010”, which was a great time in case anyone wanted to know. I had wanted to write a blog post a month or so ago, but it probably would have been about Accessibility Camp DC 2011 and it would have looked like I only post when I’m pushing one of my own events, which I actually need to do more of so we get more people attending. By attending the monthly event was so people can learn from each other as well as make new friends.
For those wondering how long it’s been, since I blogged last it has been 443 days or 1 year, 2 months, and 17 days.
To give you a better idea of how long it’s been, we have had our third Accessibility Camp DC, started our third year of monthly Accessibility DC meetings, and I even started working on my web based event registration prototype “Hold An Event”.
Information about Hold An Event
“Hold An Event” is going to be an accessible web based event registration application. The most important part of the application is that it will be accessible as possible when completed, since the event registration system we are currently using now is not accessible. Need to make sure this web application is usable by screen reader users, those, using voice recognition software, voice over (iPhone and iPad), and any other assistive technology.
I’m starting by building the mobile part first. I figured if you can register for an event or even create an event on your cell phone, then it should be even easier to do those tasks in a browser or on a tablet. I have spent most of the last two plus years gathering information about the different people that are likely to use the system and what types of functions they will need from the start and those that can wait until later.
More to come about “Hold An Event”, once the prototype is a bit further along, so I can get feedback on it from others.
During 2011 I attended the following events/conferences:
- SXSW – Austin, TX
- CSUN – San Diego, CA
- Accessibility Camp Seattle – Seattle, WA
- Accessibility Camp DC
- An Event Apart DC
- Edward Tufte – Washington, DC
That’s enough for now.
P.S. For those that don’t know the blog post title was a play on the Monty Python skit “Not Dead Yet”.