Accessibility Boutiques and Seminars Archive

Accessibility boutiques and seminars are workshops presented by our access technology experts that provide introductions to accessibility best practices and the latest trends in access tech. Below are past recordings, presentations, and materials of previous boutiques and seminar that are available. 

These events are 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.


February 22: Beyond the Web Page: Strategies for Using Web Applications with Screen Readers

The lines between desktop and web applications overlap as new technologies are developed. This results in web pages that behave like desktop programs and desktop programs that behave like web pages. This increases complexity for screen reader users as long established routines and expected behaviors no longer work. Screen reader users must adapt to changing workflows and new behaviors on the fly more than ever before. The National Federation of the Blind Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Accessibility shared tips and strategies for navigating complex web sites and web applications with a screen reader. Topics covered:

  • recognizing when something is more than just a web page
  • finding documentation and keyboard shortcuts
  • screen reader tips for interacting with complex web applications
  • commonly encountered issues and how to deal with them
  • and more.

Recording and materials coming soon.

January 25: Streaming Services Accessibility

Presented on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern via Zoom

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? National Federation of the Blind’s Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Accessibility shared details on the accessibility of these services. Some of the streaming services that will be covered include: 

  • YouTube TV
  • Hulu
  • HBO Max

No recording or materials available.

More Information

For more information about our accessibility boutiques, please call 410-659-9314, option 5, or email [email protected]