Upcoming Free Accessibility Training Boutiques

The NFB Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access (CENA) to Education, Public Information, and Commerce with support from the Maryland Department on Disability through a Non-Visual Access Initiative Grant, continues to offer Accessibility Boutiques (introductions to accessibility) free of charge and open to the public.

The boutiques are held in person at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute. To sign up for any of these boutiques please RSVP to [email protected]. Here are the boutiques scheduled through November:


Web Browsing in the 21st Century

Monday, August 28, 3-5 p.m.

Browsing the web in 2017 is a new and different experience for all of us. The browsers continue to evolve, as do the techniques. In this boutique, you will learn why bringing up a links list and tabbing through a web site aren’t enough in the world of browsing anymore. What is ARIA? What browsers are commonly used? Which browsers support screen access software best? Get these answers and more. Sign up today.


New Braille Notetakers

Thursday, September 21, 8-10 a.m.

Braille notetakers have long been a staple in blindness technology. As notetakers, phones and Braille displays draw ever closer together, the latest slew of notetakers prompts a re-examination of what is new, what works, and what doesn’t. The Humanware BrailleNote Touch, the HIMS Polaris, and the VFO ElBraille will all be discussed, and, where the device is available, demonstrated.


Accessible GPS

October, Thursday 12th, 8-10 a.m.

GPS has become a default part of navigating. Accessibility in GPS is becoming more seamless, and as mainstream and specialized GPS options battle for supremacy, this webinar will demonstrate how well each works in the real world. Join us as we share some of our experiences on the road with some of the most popular GPS options. We will demonstrate the Seeing Eye GPS, BlindSquare, and Nearby Explorer.



November, Monday 13th, 3-5 p.m.

Whether you’re planning a trip around the corner or around the world, our travel boutique is for you. Getting from point A to point B is now more convenient than ever. What travel apps work? What web sites are accessible?  Learn how to request a ride by using your Amazon Echo or Siri, where to accessibly book travel, and how to get around without hassle.

If you are interested in attending any of these boutiques, please RSVP to [email protected]. Space is limited.

Space is limited.

The boutiques will be held at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Please note that webinar format not offered at this time.