Nonvisual Access Conference

The Nonvisual Access Conference is an all-virtual, two-day conference with sessions and panels discussing the intersection of access technology and the structured discovery training model used in other areas of blindness skills training.

Please note that the accessible mobile app development component that was to be part of this conference in the spring has been separated into its own event. Please stay tuned for further information as this component develops further.

Dates and Location

September 24-25, 2020

Who Should Attend

This event is designed for teachers of the blind and blindness professionals.

What Is Structured Discovery?

  • Explores and encourages self-initiated problem solving and critical concepts in a prepared setting to develop efficient nonvisual skills
  • Promotes empowerment and independence through positive emotional and behavioral acceptance of blindness
  • Depends on a Socratic method of teaching


Registration link coming soon!

More Information

Conference Chair
Chancey Fleet, Assistive Technology Coordinator
New York Public Library 

Conference Coordinator
Matt Hackert, Access Technology Specialist
National Federation of the Blind 

The Nonvisual Access Conference is supported by the State of Maryland through the Nonvisual Accessibility Initiative (NVAI) grant administered by the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD), to support the NFB Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access (CENA) in Education, Public Information, and Commerce.