[Nfbc-info] FYI FW: [Nfb-rdcomm] Web Accessibility Tester Training

Michael Hingson mike at michaelhingson.com
Wed Sep 2 14:52:54 UTC 2015



From: nfb-rdcomm-bounces at nfbcal.org [mailto:nfb-rdcomm-bounces at nfbcal.org]
On Behalf Of Mason, Amy
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:07 AM
To: Research and Development Committee (appointed) (nfb-rdcomm at nfbcal.org)
<nfb-rdcomm at nfbcal.org>
Subject: [Nfb-rdcomm] Web Accessibility Tester Training


R&D Committee members:  


I'm writing to ask a favor of you this morning.  The Access Technology Team
is hosting a hands -on Web Accessibility Testing Training, and we are
looking for qualified applicants.  Our ideal candidates would be blind
screen access users who are knowledgeable in their chosen tools, and would
be interested in pursuing work in the field of web accessibility testing.
Any previous testing experience may be beneficial, but is by no means
required.    If any of you know of anyone who may meet these qualifications,
(including yourselves) please pass along this invitation and encourage them
to fill out the survey.    

Web Accessibility Testing Hands-on Training

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Center of Excellence in Nonvisual
Access to Commerce, Public Information, and Education (CENA) will be hosting
an introduction to hands-on web accessibility testing for blind screen
access users on November 5-6, 2015.


Access to the web changes lives. It can provide opportunities in education,
employment, business and social arenas. For this reason, the National
Federation of the Blind has worked long and hard to ensure that the web is
accessible to all, but there's a lot of work to do, and we need your help.


Web accessibility is an area of growing import in the technology industry.
Organizations large and small are looking for quality accessibility
professionals in a number of different roles. Unfortunately there is a
dearth of experts in the field. One great way to begin to make a positive
difference is being able to identify and assist organizations in
understanding what on their websites and services is accessible to users
with disabilities and what is broken. With some training, there are many
qualified blind people who could provide these organizations with this
valuable information. As such, the Access Technology Team is launching a
hands-on training in order to introduce qualified blind people to web
accessibility testing. 


On November 5 and 6, you can join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn
more about the skills and tools required to be a successful web
accessibility evaluator. This training will focus on introducing experienced
users of screen access software to the intricacies of understanding, testing
for, and describing web accessibility barriers. Training will focus on
guideline-based manual and automated website testing. We will cover using
screen access software to test and provide an overview of automated testing
tools, and how to use them to your advantage. The training will also cover
how to write reports that can educate developers about the barriers present
on their sites and how to address them. 


Space for this training is limited, so if you are interested please fill out
the survey located at  <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/95BWHMX>
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/95BWHMX, and we will contact you with further



Thank you,


Amy Mason

Access Technology Specialist

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place

Baltimore, MD 21230

410-659-9314 ext. 2424

amason at nfb.org <mailto:amason at nfb.org> 


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can have the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.


Make a gift <https://nfb.org/make-gift>  to the National Federation of the
Blind and help ensure all blind Americans live the lives they want.


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