Microsoft to Present Information Regarding SharePoint Access in Latest Accessibility Webinar Series

The Microsoft Accessibility Webinar Series is a series of presentations that aim to inform users about accessibility features in Microsoft products. In November, Microsoft will be presenting information regarding the accessibility of SharePoint and OneDrive.

Accessible Content in OneDrive and SharePoint

November 20, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Pacific Time (8:00 - 9:00 pm GMT/UTC)

Presented by: James Jackson and Eli Waalkes, Program Managers on the OneDrive & SharePoint team

Learn about the latest Accessibility improvements for the OneDrive mobile apps and Document Libraries, and Lists in SharePoint Online. Discover how to collaborate on files with our updated controls using Assistive Technologies like voice controls and screen readers. The webinar will cover:

  • SharePoint List Control
  • SharePoint Document Libraries
  • Accessing and Collaborating on Files in OneDrive mobile

Register and learn about other upcoming webinars.

Perkins School for the Blind announces Career Launch at Perkins

Perkins School for the Blind developed Career Launch @ Perkins with one goal: to help young adults with visual impairments successfully navigate the path to full-time professional work. 

The job training, internship, and career services program is helping high school and college graduates, ages 18 to 29, land their first career-track job. The curriculum is designed specifically to provide the hands-on training and experience necessary to build a sustainable career in professional fields where exceptional customer engagement is key to business success. 

Career Launch is an eight-week training program focused on customer success skills, foundational working skills, and assistive technology, followed by a two-month internship in the Boston area, and then a year of support from a Perkins-based career services team once the graduate returns to their hometown. 

Equipped with the latest skills and experience gained through working with a network of employer partners that represent some of the leading companies in industries such as healthcare, hospitality, telecom, retail, financial services, higher education and e-commerce, each graduate will leave Career Launch as a well-rounded problem solver with transferable skills in many areas including sales and marketing, transaction management, recruiting, and client services. 

Perkins is currently accepting applications for the January 2020 session.

Annual NVDA virtual conference to be held November 15-17, 2019

The NonVisual Desktop Access virtual conference (NVDA Con) will be held November 15-17, 2019. NVDA Con is a virtual conference held online each year by the community of users of the NVDA screen reader. The conference presents sessions on various topics related to NVDA, offers spaces where NVDA users can network, and ends with a keynote address from the developers of NVDA. As mentioned, the conference is held virtually using audio conferencing software available on various platforms and is free to attend for all. To see a list of sessions and their times, check the 2019 schedule.. Note that times should display in your own time zone. To learn more about the conference and listen to recordings of past conferences, visit the NVDA Con homepage.

Envision Dallas Lighthouse for The Blind To House AFB Center On Vision Loss, Esther’s Place

Envision and AFB recently announced a collaboration to establish Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind as the new home of the American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss (CVL) and Esther’s Place. A grand opening is expected in spring 2020. Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind is located at 4306 Capitol Avenue in Dallas, Texas. In this video, AFB’s CEO Kirk Adams provides background on this transition, or access a transcript and further details..

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