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Check out this cool site,  They monitor ICT policies that affect women around the world.  You can browse the site by issues that interest you (i.e. education, health, cultural diversity), or by the part of the world that interests you (Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific).  They also have site guides tailored to Beginners and Policy MakersREAD MORE


How do people with disabilities use Web 2.0?

OK, I know, I should have been paying attention earlier.  If I wanted accessibility sessions I had my chance to suggest themes, questions and topics...right?  But as I look through the sessions for the latest in accessible blogging tools, content management systems, fundraising software, do I really find....nothing?! absolutely nothing about accessibility?

Nothing on accessibility at the coolest nonprofit tech conference ever? 

How could that be?  I admit that I am a bit cocooned.  I spend 90% of my time with people who know tons about accessibility...people like John Slatin, Jim Thatcher, Molly Holzschlag, Kelsey Ruger, Glenda Sims... or with people who want to know more about accessibility, like the participants in AIR programs, Access-U and CalWAC. But am I really so sheltered? so deluded?  Does the rest of the world really care about access to the web for 55 million Americans and 750 million people worldwide...not at all?! READ MORE


Must we get together to get things done?

The NetTuesday group in Houston met on Monday, actually. Our local NetSquared MeetUp  heard from Knowbility's Kelsey Ruger, an extraordinary thinker about the power of technology to bring about social change. Katie Laird blogged it. 

Many in the Houston Net Tuesday Meetup have noticed that Kelsey serves as a kind of human bridge between innovative groups of social activists, including the NetSquared group; Refresh Houston - a collection of accessibility and standards experts; and AIR-Houston - the annual accessible web design contest that benefits dozens of nonprofits from the greater Houston area. READ MORE


WineCamp Message from Tara Hunt on Net2 Podcast

This Week in NetSquared News is up on the NetSquared Odeo Channel for your listening pleasure. 

Make sure you listen to the end to hear Tara Hunt's WineCamp message.



Web 2.1 - Let's make 2.0 Accessible


Howdy from Austin Texas, where the nonprofit Knowbility pursues its mission.  We support the independence of kids and adults with disabilities by promoting the use and increasing the occurance of accessible information technology. 

I am pretty excited about attending the NetSquared conference with my good friend and key volunteer Glenda Sims - also known as the Good Witch of the Web.  In early April Glenda and I and several of the accessiblity experts that Knowbility has the good fortune to work with spent a week in San Francisco to teach the California Web Accessibility Conference (CalWAC).  READ MORE


Video Profile: Anthony Brown & Alexander Winslow

Anthony Brown is the Penguin Keeper and chief podcaster for the San Francisco Zoo. He and Alexander Winslow, Public Relations Manager for the Zoo, speak on how podcasting is being used to reach out and connect with potential Zoo visitors.

Video Profile: Anthony Brown

This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series. You can subscribe to this RSS feed with your favorite video catcher, such as iTunes, Democracy or FireAnt. READ MORE


Helping organizations make sense of their information - an interview with James Thomas of Business Objects

James ThomasJames Thomas is the Senior Director, Corporate Product Marketing at Business Objects. He talks to us about tools for better decision-making, collaborative models, scalability and doing more with less. 

Business Objects is a Silver sponsor of NetSquared, a donating partner to TechSoup Stock and corporate partner to READ MORE


New Conference Plenary Speaker: Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the popular radio and television show, Democracy Now!, has confirmed as a plenary speaker.

Amy will join our other plenary speakers, including: Howard Rheingold, Dan'l Lewin (Microsoft), Dan Gillmor (Center For Citizen Media), Ethan Zuckerman (Global Voices Online), Michael Turk (Industry Grassroots for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association), Paul Saffo (Institute For The Future), Hong Eun Taek (, Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink), Joan Blades (, and Michail Bletsas ($100 Laptop/One Laptop per Child). READ MORE


Net2Learn Theme of the Week: Wikis for Nonprofits

Check out the new Theme of the Week over on Net2Learn: Wikis for nonprofits. This resource center provides a crash course in wiki use for nonprofits, including an explanation of wikis, their history, and some great wiki tools, as well as great tips for using wikis strategically to help your nonprofit. 

And whether you're a wiki newbie or a seasoned wiki-warrior, we hope you'll share the insights and resources that have helped you along the way. Join the wikis for nonprofits resource center and you'll be able to add your ideas to our feature on getting started with wikis; or add your favorite resources to our collection of weblinks. And even if you haven't joined the resource center team, you'll be able to add your comments to almost all the content that's there, to help us keep the conversation going. READ MORE


Carnival of Marketing - focus on social marketing

The Carnival of Marketing is up at the Spare Change blog.  Because I'm the host this week, I have given it more of a social marketing twist that nonprofits can use.  Plus, see what marketing lessons we can learn from the real carnies. READ MORE