Train the Trainer

The training materials are now available for download.

The NFB Jernigan Institute staff is conducting another Train-the-Trainer session this fall! Save the dates of October 15-17, when the team and invited experts will provide hands-on training on the latest and greatest in accessible technology.

As much of what will be covered in this training inherently relies on access to and use of the web, the event will be conducted under the auspices of the newly launched NFB Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Education, Public Information, and Commerce, as part of its training initiative. The Center of Excellence serves to share the considerable knowledge that the NFB and its partners have of web accessibility in order to bring about greater accessibility in government, education, and business; to promote best practices nationally; and to build Maryland’s status as leader in the field.

Topics will include:

  • cloud applications
  • mobile devices
  • STEM accessibility
  • Windows 8.1
  • Google’s Chrome OS
  • VoiceOver
  • Tactile Graphics
  • ...and much more.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

8:30-9:00 a.m. – Introductory Remarks
9:00-10:30 a.m. – Using the Duxbury Braille Translator with Remote Braille
10:30-10:50 a.m. – Break
10:50 a.m.-11:35 a.m. – The State of Screen Access Software for Windows 8.1
11:35–11:45 a.m. – Break
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – The State of Screen Access Software for Desktop Chrome OS
12:30-1:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30-2:50 p.m. – Google Cloud App Productivity
2:50-3:35 p.m. – Android Accessibility and Peripherals
3:35-3:50 p.m. – Break
3:50-5:00 p.m. – Low-Vision Tools

Thursday, October 16, 2014

8:30-10:00 a.m. – Notetakers
10:00-10:20 a.m. – Break
10:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – iOS Devices and Accessible Peripherals
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00-3:00 p.m. – VoiceOver on the Mac In Depth
3:30-3:45 p.m. – Break
3:50-5:00 p.m. – Microsoft Cloud App Productivity

Friday, October 17, 2014

8:30-10:30 a.m. – An Overview of Tactile Graphics: How to Create the Right Graphic for the Task
10:30-10:50 a.m. – Break
10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Nonvisual STEM
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m. – Training Techniques: A Discussion of Best Practices
1:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks


The registration cost is $450 and the event will be held at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, 200 E. Wells Street, at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230. All available spaces have now been filled.

For more information, check back on this web page or contact Clara Van Gerven at or 410-659-9314 x2410.


We have secured a room block at the nearby Holiday Inn hotel. You can book a room there for $147 a night. This rate includes one breakfast.

Address: Holiday Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel
301 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Group Name: National Federation of the Blind
Group Dates:  October 15 and 16th, 2014 (shoulder dates are available at the same rate, two days on either end)
Call in Reservations: 1-800-Holiday or local 410-685-3500
Your group code is: NFB

You can also book directly through this link.