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Improving accessibility in nonprofit workplaces

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.

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Cost per course

Members $125/Non-members $250


Qualifying credits

NTEN professional certificate

Certified Fund Raising Executive

Certified Association Executive


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.

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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

Meet the presenter

Dar Veverka

Dar Veverka

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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

Idealist Consulting

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.

Current NTEN Roles:

  • Lead Organizer - Online Groups
  • Accessibility Committee
  • Equity Guide Committee
  • Instructor


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