Bringing accessibility to your nonprofit’s technology

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

Nonprofit staff tend to view their organization's tech stack in terms of platforms and apps that solve problems or fill a need. But what does that same collection of tech look like when seen through an accessibility lens?
Instructor Dar Veverka

Course Overview

Foundations of accessibility

Get familiar with the ways accessibility tech needs can show up at your nonprofit.

Resources

Learn about apps, tools, and other resources that can assist your users and make tech more accessible for staffers.

Strategy

Survey your nonprofit's technology practices to anticipate accessibility needs and make your organization proactively inclusive.

Description

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.

Presenters

Dar Veverka

Solution Architect (Idealist Consulting); Lead Online Organizer (NTEN)
Idealist Consulting
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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.

Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)
Homework
Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed

Live Event

Recording Available
Thur
Fri
Sat
Sun
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
90min
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)

Pre-Work

Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.

Knowledge Check

A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.

Live Event

This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.

Homework

Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.

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:

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3
1.5

NTEN Professional Certificate

CFRE

CAE