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.

November 30: Creating and Using Tactile Graphics

Date Changed: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern via Zoom

Learn to share graphs, maps, charts, icons, or other graphic-based information through an accessible format. Providing tactile graphics to blind and low-vision people is important in various environments including in school, for STEM work, and many other fields. Join the National Federation of the Blind Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Accessibility on Tuesday, November 30, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. eastern to learn the basics of tactile graphic creation. Topics include:

  • Equipment needed to create tactile graphics
  • Characteristics of a legible tactile graphic
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • DIY tactile graphics

Feel the picture. Build accessible images. Access information through touch.

This event is great for blind professionals interested in creating tactile graphics, teachers of blind students, and colleagues of blind people. Attend this free event to learn all about tactile graphics from experts in the National Federation of the Blind. Register Now for Creating and Using Tactile Graphics!

TBD Date: Streaming Services Accessibility

Please note: this even was originally scheduled for November 16 and is pending a new date. 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 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. Register for the Streaming Services Accessibility Boutique.

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. Register for A Guide to Accessible Devices Seminar.

More Information

For more information about CENA or to inquire about potential partnership opportunities, please call us at 410-659-9314, option 5 or email us at [email protected].