Date and Location

The monthly accessibility meet-up for Accessibility DC is at Blackboard here in Washington, DC, and will be on November 17, 2015, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Event registration will close at noon on Monday, November 16, 2015, so Blackboard has time to inform building security who is attending. Blackboard is located at:

650 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001


  • Take the metro to Chinatown.
  • Exit on the Chinatown side.
  • Walk up 7th street two blocks towards Massachusetts Ave.
  • Entrance to the building is on 7th street and marked with the 650 Massachusetts Ave address.


Attendees MUST register for the event through EventBrite with their first and last name to be added to the attendee List. This event is free and open to the public. Registration will close the day before.

Present a valid, photo ID upon entry into the building. No exceptions will be made.

About the Meet-up

AccessibilityDC is a monthly meet-up one Wednesday of every month and is a chance for people who are interested in Accessibility to get together and share information. Web Developers who are interested in Web Accessibility and Adaptive Technology Users who have a daily experience of accessibility issues are all welcome to attend.


Below is a breakdown of the schedule and how the meeting will unfold. Would greatly appreciate it if you can make sure you are on time so we can get started on time.

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - Welcome everyone.

6:45 PM - 8:30 PM -This month’s Accessibility DC meet up will be a talk by Aina G. Irbe on accessible and usable e-Learning.

“Accessibility and Usability for an Excellent e-Learning Experience”

As more training and learning moves to a variety of online delivery options, it is important to ensure all learners can equally access information and learning. The inclusion of usability and accessibility considerations from the onset of any e-learning project creates a richer learning experience for all learners without impact to budget or timelines. Aina will provide an overview of accessibility, usability, and adult learning theory considerations for the most common e-learning delivery methods.


Ms. Irbe has 21 years of experience in the training and > e-learning field. She is fluent in the technologies and techniques for accessible e-Learning development in large training initiatives and experienced in applying the full life cycle of the instructional systems design (ISD) process and principles of adult learning. She spent over a decade developing accessible e-learning and other training products for U.S. government clients, and currently is the Senior Director of Learning Technologies at ACDI/VOCA in Washington DC and a doctoral learner at Capella University.

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - We will clean-up and get ready to head out possibly for a bit more to eat and drink.

Always in Search of Speakers and Talk Ideas

We are looking for speakers for the next few months for our events.

If you have a topic, you want to talk about, please contact us at with any talk ideas.

You don't have to be local to the Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD area, since we can Skype you in or some other means of video.


John F Croston III - (jfc iii)

Twitter - @jfc3

Cell - 703-587-2458