Slightly OT: Association for Blind and VI Computer Professionals?

David Andrews dandrews at
Tue Nov 23 18:00:46 UTC 2004

Both the NFB and the ACB have computer divisions, the nfb's is NFB in 
Computer Science, Curtis Chong is president, curtischong at
Can't remember the exact name of the ACB group

David Andrews

At 11:29 AM 11/23/2004, you wrote:
>Anybody know of an association for blind and visually impaired computer 
>professionals in the USA? There's a British one but googling got me 
>nothing in the USA.
>If there is no such association, I think we should start one. My visions 
>of what this org would do is provide support, information, and advocacy.
>Examples of support it might provide:
>1) Buy the ViaVoice licence if you have to buy 1000 at a time
>2) Provide links to technical resources that would help blind programmers.
>1) ADA news regarding how it applies to blind programmers
>2) Resources for learning to use computers if you're blind or VI
>1) Contact companies with web sites that are not accessible
>2) Contact legislators when a bill is pending regarding the rights of the 
>3) Support programmers who have been discriminated against or have had 
>their rights violated under the ADA.
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