8.0112 Information Hungry and the E-Highway (1/26)

Sun, 24 Jul 1994 20:28:40 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0112. Sunday, 24 Jul 1994.

Date: Fri, 22 Jul 1994 16:49:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Information Hungry and the Electronic Highway

Those of us with various disabilities have long been starved for
adequate access to information, and modern information technology has
provided a break-through. When this is coupled with the electronic
highway, we are often leaders in using these new and rapidly expanding
services. One result of this is that the Symposium on Educational
Applications of Technology for Persons with Sensory Disabilities held
in Rochester NY July 20-22 has used thiese technologies to broadcast its
plenary presentations by satellite telecast across the US and by
internet around the world. The texts were sent out in email within 2
hours of presentation, and the satellite telecasts occured the night of
the presentation.

The texts are also available via gopher from sjuvm.stjohns.edu
at the main menu, you select "Disabilities and Rehabilitation Resources"
and from that menu select "EASI" Then, you will find Symposium listed
as number 17.

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the Rochester
Institute of Technology have supported these innovations.

We know of no other information technology conference making such
immediate and extensive use of information technology to disseminate its
deliberations. It is a case of disabilities leading the way for
information technology.