Monthly Archives: March 2008

96 Hours In LA, Day 1

96 Hours In LA, Day 1

My watch says 21:30, but my body and the clock on my laptop disagree.

The one thing I’ve discovered about flying west is that you seem to acquire 3 more hours in your day, but you really don’t end up doing anything with them.

The day started when my alarm went off at 05:40 (eastern) this morning. I got up, finished packing, and headed for the airport. After clearing security and buying breakfast we boarded our flight for a 09:10 departure. Five hours later we landed in Los Angeles to attend the annual California State University North Ridge Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN).

This conference is huge, at least for the disability field. It is spread out between 2 primary hotels and a third is being used for some events as well. We are here to relaunch the NFB nonvisual Web Certification Program and to present on low cost verses full featured screen access products.

It’s looking like it will be a fun time, and I’m excited to catch up on the latest in new products.

The only downside to the whole thing is that I’ve spent less than 12 waking hours with Treva in teh past week. She spent last week in Indiana, which was really good for her, but since she got back Monday night and I left this morning, it was a little sad.

I’ll try to cover some highlights of the conference in the coming couple days.