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
Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions
Tuesday, January 28
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. EST
This two-hour session will explore the tools that blind students and blind professionals use to regularly create digital work in Word, Excel, etc.
Whether creating documents on your office computer, reading a project document on your phone, or editing a presentation on your tablet, transferring files between all those devices can be a challenge. This is the benefit of using cloud storage. Services like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and others offer the ability to store your files on a server and access them from any device signed into your account. Many of these services also offer sharing or collaboration tools for getting work done, or sharing your latest creation with others.
Unfortunately, these services often are not fully accessible, making it difficult for blind people to work at the same pace as their sighted colleagues. This boutique will compare the features and accessibility of the most popular cloud storage services including but not limited to Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive. Topics to cover include:
- Creating an account
- Uploading files
- Syncing files to your devices
- Using mobile apps
- Sharing files and folders
- Reviewing various collaboration tools
Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn more about cloud storage solutions.
For more information about our accessibility boutiques, please call 410-659-9314, option 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.