Become a Screen Reader Tester
Thanks to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), websites, mobile apps and documents must be accessible to all users. People with disabilities can provide valuable input to companies as they design and code their digital offerings to ensure that these features are useful to users and meet accessibility requirements. The Carroll Center for the Blind now offers a Screen Reader User Tester Training Program to prepare job seekers to find employment in the field of digital accessibility. Screen reader testers are individuals who are experienced users of screen reading software and understand accessibility in desktop as well as mobile environments. They can “identify accessibility barriers and communicate issues to developers as well as non-technical stakeholders so that accessibility problems can be remediated.” The Carroll Center for the Blind’s six-week training program will provide instruction to increase the user’s skills and knowledge related to digital accessibility – and increase employment opportunities within the Digital Accessibility Industry. Participants will have an opportunity to apply for a paid remote internship with My Blind Spot, a nonprofit firm that consults with public and private organizations to deliver “accessibility solutions.” For more information and to apply, check out The Carroll Center for the Blind’s Screen Reader Tester Training Program
Blind Leaders Development Program
Applications are now available for the second Blind Leaders Development Program, sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). AFB invites early to mid-career applicants with vision loss who seek to develop their leadership skills as Fellows as well as those who are mid- or late career individuals who are blind or have low vision with leadership experience to act as mentors. AFB aims to increase the number of professionals who are blind in positions of leadership at work as well as in their community. For more information about being a Fellow or a Mentor and to apply, visit www.afb.org/blindleaders. Contact [email protected] with any questions.