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. Here are the boutiques scheduled through April:

 

Amazon Accessibility

Thursday, March 9, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Amazon ecosystem is ever increasing its sway, but how accessible are all these various connected devices? This session will cover the various Kindles and Amazon’s living room devices (Echo, Fire TV) and will cover the improvements, standouts and gaps in accessibility.

EPUB

Thursday, April 6, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

PDF used to be the standard for digital publishing. Its static representation of the printed book was a reflection of hundreds of years of printings. Today, publications no longer mainly exist on the printed page. They are being read on everything from large desktop screens to phone screens, and videos and links are no longer extraordinary additions to books. Come and meet the format that was made for all these new demands, and which offers greater accessibility than ever before.

 

If you are interested in attending any of these boutiques, please RSVP to RPugh@nfb.org. 

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.