Bringing accessibility to your nonprofit’s technology
NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
Foundations of accessibility
Get familiar with the ways accessibility tech needs can show up at your nonprofit.
Learn about apps, tools, and other resources that can assist your users and make tech more accessible for staffers.
Survey your nonprofit's technology practices to anticipate accessibility needs and make your organization proactively inclusive.
Tech accessibility is not a new topic — it’s been talked about at conferences and in articles for years. But for too many organizations, tech accessibility tends to start and stop with a website update and perhaps an accommodation request or two. Disabilities are often invisible, and your nonprofit probably engages with more people with disabilities than you realize. Is your tech working for them? How can you know?
In this course, you’ll learn about the ways disability and tech intersect and how that can affect your nonprofit. You’ll look at resources and outline a plan that can take your tech accessibility from reactive to proactive. You’ll learn to start from a mindset of inclusion that makes nonprofit tech accessible and benefits all people, regardless of ability.
Dar VeverkaSolution Architect (Idealist Consulting); Lead Online Organizer (NTEN)
Dar is a Solution Architect working with nonprofits. She originally started out in international conflict resolution working in Sweden after undergraduate school, and then left grad school to join a women’s collective whole grain bakery for several years. She spent some time after that playing in the mud with pigs at an animal sanctuary and then veered into IT, where she’s been for over 20 years. When not doing techy things, she can be found out hiking, reading a good book. or spending time with her companion animals. And drinking coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits: