SXSW 2013 Summary
At SXSW 2013, the world’s biggest interact festival, we saw presenters, vendors and workshops on products and services that can enable people with disabilities. We learned about 3-D printing of unique assistive technology, we got the low down on the latest in accessible Information Technology, and learned how to interface with computers without even touching them.
Our Guests and/or presenters
Sharron Rush from Knowbility
Desiree Sturdevant from Knowbility
Kathy Keller for the Accessible Learning Materials Council
Accessibility Council of Texas
Carrie Bishop and Dominic Campbell with Enabled by Design, also Cubify for their 3-D printing video. Currently there are two common types of plastic used in 3D printing – PLA (Polylactic Acid or Polylactide) which is plant starch based and ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) which is petroleum based. ABS can be toxic and should not be used to make items which come in contact with food.
Glenda Sims from Deque
Leap Motion and their web video
Victor Tsaran, Accessibility Program Manager at Yahoo
The Gene and Dave Show would like to thank:
Celia Hughes from VSA of Texas
Charles Chen from Google who told us about Tecla
Tecla for their web video
and Brandon Sorrells