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:

Simple Phones

Friday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. - noon

As technology advances, smartphones continue to do more and more every day. However, sometimes we still want a phone for basic calls and texts, or at least without most of the complexity of modern smartphones. While basic phones are becoming hard to find, they’re still out there. Simple launchers for Android also exist, providing a less cluttered interface with larger buttons and simple settings for seniors or those with low vision who may be new to smartphones. This boutique will discuss the simple phones that are available and accessible, as well as some simple launchers.


Monday, November 20, 3:00-5:00 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.

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 is not offered at this time.