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.

April Accessibility Boutique Announcement

 

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.

 

Learn the basics of accessible design and testing. The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to offer two accessibility boutiques in April: Introduction to Web Accessibility on April 19 and Introduction to Web Accessibility Testing on April 26.

 

This boutique will be held virtually via the Zoom platform. To sign up for either of these boutiques and receive the call details, please RSVP to Rpugh@nfb.org.

 

“The power of the Web is in its universality.

Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

— Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

 

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Thursday, April 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

 

The first boutique will be organized to answer several questions: Why does accessibility matter? What are the benefits of web accessibility? What is an accessible website? What factors need to be considered when designing an accessible site?

 

Introduction to Web Testing

Thursday, April 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

 

With the second boutique we will teach the basics of testing for accessibility, examining testing processes and techniques that anyone can perform using only free screen-access software. On a high level you will be able to check your work as you engage in accessible design or test other sites and apps for accessibility. This boutique will build upon the skills and approaches covered in the first boutique; participation in Introduction to Web Accessibility is recommended but not a prerequisite.

                                                                                                                                      

If you are interested in participating in these boutiques, please RSVP to Rpugh@nfb.org.

 

The Accessibility Boutiques are presented by the National Federation of the Blind at no cost to Maryland citizens with support from the state of Maryland through the Non-Visual Accessibility initiative (NVAI) grant administered by the Maryland Department of Disabilities.