Events, Trainings, and Accessibility Boutiques

Experts at the Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access offer various training events throughout the year to share best practices in web accessibility and access technology. Below is a list of the events by date. We host conferences, seminars, and accessibility boutiques.

September 28: Manual Testing with NVDA

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern via Zoom, Register Now

Manually testing a web page for accessibility is an important part of making sure your site is accessible to as many people as possible. Nonvisual Desktop Access is a freely available screen reader that works very well for testing web sites. Join the National Federation of the Blind Center of Excellence on Tuesday September 28, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 via Zoom to learn the basics of conducting a manual accessibility test using NVDA. We will cover:

  • Configuring NVDA for ease of testing
  • Common keystrokes for browsing the web
  • Strategies for testing web pages
  • And more

Take advantage of this free opportunity. Please register for the accessibility boutique, Manual Testing with NVDA, today. This events is offered by the National Federation of the Blind at no cost to Maryland citizens with support from the state of Maryland through the Nonvisual Accessibility Initiative grant administered by the Maryland Department of Disabilities.

October 13: iOS 15 and Android 12 Release Seminar

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern via Zoom

Attend this seminar to learn about enhancements made to accessibility in the newest operating system releases from Apple and Google. Stay tuned as more details become available from the manufacturers, and once our team has had the opportunity to evaluate the updates

October 26: Accessibility Boutique

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern via Zoom

Topic is TBD. More details coming soon!

November 16: Streaming Services Accessibility

These days, anybody can stream television shows and movies from the comfort of their home with just an internet connection and a smart-device or computer. Having to DVR or go to the movie theater to enjoy your favorite content is a thing of the past, but which of these streaming services are accessible to blind and low-vision users? Join the National Federation of the Blind’s Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Accessibility on November 16, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET to learn about the accessibility of these services. Some of the streaming services that will be covered include: 

  • YouTube TV
  • Hulu
  • HBO Max

Take advantage of this free opportunity. 

December 15: A Guide to Accessible Devices Seminar

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern via Zoom

As technology rapidly advances, its integration into our lives is becoming more common. More accessible devices are hitting the market but distinguishing the good from the bad can become harder and harder. Join the NFB’s Center for Excellence in Non-Visual Accessibility and the MD Department of Disabilities on Wednesday, December 15 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET to learn about accessible devices you may not know about. This half-day seminar will cover technology including: 

  • Smart Speakers 
  • Braille Displays 
  • Smart-home Devices 
  • Accessible Entertainment Technology 

Take advantage of this free opportunity. 

More Information

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