We promised to post the resources that we explored together on Day 2 of the NetSquared conference. Thanks to all of you who stopped by to share your questions and thoughts about disability access to new tools! Sorry that it has taken so long, but here is the overview with more detail available as needed. And please keep in mind as you work through these issues what Angela Glover Blackwell said on Day 1: As we provide access and solve problems for the most vulnerable among us we will solve unanaticipated problems for all.
Here are general resources about the issues and challenges:
Brahm Ahmadi, the Executive Director of the nonprofit, People's Grocery, recently posted on the organization's blog that two graduate students have created a wiki to publish their assessment and analysis of Oakland's Food System for the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.
Each Wednesday I post a Call to Action on the Net2Builders group and to the Net2 blog so check it out and answer the call!
Thanks to Cisco, we have recordings of all of the sessions at the Net2 Conference. Unfortunately, the mp3 files are still too large for our podcast channel, so we're looking for a volunteer who is willing to spend some time editing the recordings into smaller files and uploading them on Odeo. If you're interested, please email net2 AT techsoup.org with the title "I want to help".
Also, last night at the SF Net Tuesday, Bosco So of Clever Machine recommended to me that we host the files on our own site, and then use The Coral Content Distribution Network, so that our site won't get bogged down. Has anyone had positive experiences or challenges with Coral that they can share?
The very fun environmental blog, Treehugger , is looking for environemental nonprofits and groups to support:
TreeHugger wants to get more involved with activism. We want to help organizations that are working on the ground and with policymakers to change things, and we eventually want to have our own homegrown activism projects (starting with very specific and attainable goals, and progressively moving on to bigger things). But right now, what we need is your suggestions: Which organization should we support next (see this survey of Environmental orgs for examples, but don't limit yourself to those)? We're going with merit and effectiveness, so it doesn't need to be the biggest one. In fact, it might be more interesting to support a small, lesser-known organization that is doing something really cool and needs the help. Once we have enough suggestions, we will do a vote to decide.
Last night at the SF Net Tuesday, Mike Linksvayer, the CTO of Creative Commons, gave a short presentation on Cultural Environmentalsm and the role Creative Commons plays as a cultural environmentalist organization. I've always thought Creative Commons was cool, but never really go the big vision until last night.The way Mike described it, a movement to preserve Culture is the human equivalent of a movement to preserve the Environment. Creative Commons provides licenses to lower the legal barriers to effectively preserving our Cultural Environment.
The program looks fantastic and the mix of people is also diverse. And, while looking through the program I found noticed that Nelson Layag from Compasspoint is presenting on "Educating to Mobilize the Masses." The description is: