Public policy experts, deaf and hard of hearing advocates of accessible electronic communications and users of wireless and mobile communications will gather at the 17th Biennal TDI International Conference in San Mateo, CA this August 23-25, 2007.
Forty years since the foundation of the Telecommunication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing International (TDI), this organization have been involved in the advocacy for accessible electronic communications on the behalf of deaf customers from the clunky teletype machines to slim and light PDAs.
Numerous issues facing deaf users of modern communication devices and entertainment appliances from the videophones (VP) in public places to capacity of captionings within high definition television (HDTV). The captionings of online webcasts will be also addressed.
The following workshops and lectures will be covering the topics of "Mobile ASL", "Wireless Captioning System","Status of Equipment Distribution Programs", "Making Captioned Radio a Reality" and "Using Video Interpreters Battle Interpreter Shortages".
For more info regarding the 2007 TDI Conference - click http://www.tdi-online.org/
Robert L. Mason