Accessibility Boutiques

Accessibility boutiques are workshops presented by our access technology experts that provide introductions to accessibility best practices and the latest trends in access tech.

The accessibility boutiques 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.

Upcoming Accessibility Boutiques

June 2019—Building a Culture of Accessibility in Your Organization

WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom teleconference

Accessibility challenges pop up in businesses every day. From banks, hospitals, and grocery stores, to restaurants, theaters, and clothing shops, accessibility can be implemented into any business to make it more successful. Join us on Zoom or over the phone Tuesday, June 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to learn why accessibility should be an important aspect of your business, and how to start the journey toward total inclusion. Please RSVP to kzimnik@nfb.org.

June 2019—G-Suite: Beyond Docs, Sheets, and Slides

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Web-based collaborative software has become all the rave in the digital world, especially in the office workforce and school environment. The Google office suite, often referred to as G-Suite, is one such application that has gained significant adoption, particularly in the education sector. However, there have already been a ton of webinars and training sessions covering the most familiar of the G-Suite applications like Docs, its word processor, Sheets, its spreadsheet, and Slides, its presentation software. Now, let’s delve into the lesser-known applications that are quickly finding greater mainstream use. Get ready to take a closer look at Google Forms and Google Sites.

  • What are these apps for?
  • How do you use them?
  • Most importantly, how well do they work with screen readers?

We will also review some tips, tricks, and shortcuts in the aforementioned tools, as well as Gmail and the Calendar. Please RSVP to kzimnik@nfb.org.

More Information

For more information about our accessibility boutiques, please call 410-659-9314, option 5 or email access@nfb.org