A key part of building accessible websites is using screen readers to test for problems. Whether you’re a developer or content creator, getting started with a screen reader doesn’t have to feel overwhelming!
In this two-hour educational webinar, attendees will learn how to use the NVDA screen reader, a free open-source screen reader for Windows computers, to identify if a website has accessibility problems.
Instruction will cover the following:
There will be a 1-hour and 45-minute presentation followed by time for Q&A at the end.
This webinar is intended for website designers, developers, content creators, agency owners, and anyone who is interested in learning how to use NVDA. No prior technical skills or accessibility knowledge is required.
Please note: NVDA only works on Windows computers. If you have a Mac computer, we recommend attending the Accessibility Testing with VoiceOver webinar instead.
The webinar will be held via Zoom with live captions and a transcript. Registrants will be provided with access to the recorded webinar following the live session.
Our events are approved for continuing education credits from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
This webinar will be taught by Nicholas Corbett, Accessibility, Training, and Research Coordinator at the Carroll Center for the Blind.
Nicholas “Nick” Corbett has been with the Carroll Center since 2017 when he joined its Rehabilitation team as a Technology Skills Instructor and Project Specialist. In 2021, he transitioned into the role of Accessibility Training and Research Coordinator. Nick is an advanced screen reader user and instructor of accessibility software across Microsoft, Google, and Apple products. He enables others to communicate in language that users and developers of digital resources can understand and promotes employment and opportunities in the digital accessibility space for people with visual impairments.
Nick is an excellent instructor who does a great job of explaining keyboard interactions as he goes. For an example of his teaching style, view the recording of Nick’s WordPress Accessibility Meetup presentation on Training Screen Reader User Testers.
Complete the following form to register to attend Accessibility Testing with NVDA and get access to the recording. If you cannot attend live, that’s fine – you can register and watch the recording after the fact.