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.

Register for one or more accessibility boutiques today.

June

Comparison of Cloud Storage Solutions

Tuesday, June 2
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Zoom Teleconference 

Every day we use various devices to do our work. We prepare documents on our office computer, read a project document on our phone, and make final edits to a presentation on our tablet. Transferring files between devices can be a challenge, and this is where cloud storage comes in. Services like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and others offer the ability to store files on a server and access them from any device signed in to your account. Many of these services also offer sharing and collaboration tools. 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. Topics will include:

  • Creating an account
  • Uploading files
  • Syncing files to your devices
  • Mobile apps
  • Sharing files and folders
  • A brief overview of collaboration tools

You will receive a Zoom meeting link approximately twenty-four hours before the event. Register today!

Technology and Training Options for Seniors

Tuesday, June 30
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
In-person Meeting / Zoom Teleconference 

These days it is hard to distinguish what technology can be picked up and used easily out of the box. This is especially true for seniors who have been doing things the same way all their lives. We are here to help! Join Kennedy Zimnik at the NFB on Tuesday, June 30 to learn more about easy, accessible, and powerful tools for seniors. Come get a look at the latest in in-home technology that anybody would be able to use, and learn more about the training options that are available for those new to technology.

You will receive a Zoom meeting link approximately twenty-four hours before the event. Register today!

More Information

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