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Technology Fair (Virtual)

Discover innovative, life-changing technology that can make an immediate impact on your life at the virtual Technology Fair!

The Carroll Center’s annual Technology Fair is back to connect you with innovative, life-changing technology that can make an immediate impact on your life. We’re going virtual this year so you can participate from the comfort of your living room. You’ll be able to attend informative presentations, visit with assistive technology vendors in breakout rooms, and find products and services you need to live as independently as possible.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the latest products for individuals who are visually impaired. Free and open to consumers, families, friends, and professionals—the Carroll Center for the Blind’s virtual Technology Fair is sure to impress! This event is free and open to the general public.

What:

  • Meet general and assistive technology manufacturers and vendors in virtual breakout rooms
  • Learn about the latest equipment and applications
  • Take notes during informational workshops
  • Visit The Carroll Store online to purchase a variety of demonstrated devices

 

List of Vendors:

  • Coming soon!

 

Workshops:

When One Web Browser Is Not Enough

In this session, David Kingsbury, author and assistive technology instructor, will discuss his recently published book “When One Web Browser Is Not Enough: A Guide for Windows Screen Reader Users.” The book is intended to help JAWS, NVDA, and Narrator users to effectively use the four leading web browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge – in ways that build on the strengths of each of them.  He will discuss the rationale for using multiple browsers and will describe some of his favorite tools that create synergies between the browsers. The book is available in Word and BRF format for $20.

 

Taking the Mystery Out of PDF Accessibility

This session will be introduced by Bruce Howell and presented by Heather Thomas, both part of The Carroll Center’s Accessibility Services business. The primary objectives will be for attendees to feel more confident using JAWS or NVDA to read, navigate, and interact with PDF files and to increase their understanding of what constitutes an accessible and usable PDF file.

 

Online Learning Platforms

Do you feel frustrated when dealing with online learning platforms? Join Hope Paulos, TVI/Assistive Technology Specialist, to discuss which platforms are most accessible with screen readers and notetakers. She will discuss popular learning management platforms, including Blackboard, Canvas, Google Classroom, Moodle, and Schoology. Hear about accessibility implementations of each platform as well as tips and tricks for easy non-visual access/navigation.

 

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Cost: FREE

From: 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Where: Online