Princeton Partners with NJ Commission for Blind

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
by Damian Sian

Princeton's training efforts in the space of web accessibility have been bolstered by participation with members from the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI). The User Experience Office offers a 4 hour Introduction to Web Accessibility Training course to faculty, staff, and students. In those training session, the CBVI participates by offering live demonstrations of assistive technologies and provides insight into user experiences via a panel discussion. 

Comments from Training Evaluation Surveys

The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive. 

The greatest highlights were interacting with Drupal, the Vision Simulator Card, and seeing and hearing how panelists interacted with inaccessible web technologies vs. accessible ones. Powerful. - Participant from Engineering and Applied Science

Having blind individuals share and demonstrate what it's like to work with the assistive technology like Screen readers, was enlightening! - Participant from the Princeton University Art Museum

Images from Introduction to Accessibility Training

Training participants gather around a table to get a hands-on experience of assistive technologies used by the non-sighted and the low-sighted. 

Andrea Askie-Rosario (left) Mac Biggers (right) and  from the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) demonstrate a refreshable Braille display to Serge Goldstein (middle) of Princeton's Academic Technology Services (ATS) as ElviaArroyo-R

Andrea Askie-Rosario (left) Mac Biggers (right) and  from the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) demonstrate a refreshable Braille display to Serge Goldstein (middle) of Princeton's Academic Technology Services (ATS) as ElviaArroyo-Ramirez (far left) looks on.

Damian Sian of the Princeton's User Experience Office (UXO) left, Mac Biggers (middle) and Andrea Askie-Rosario (right)rom the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) with . 

Damian Sian of the Princeton's User Experience Office (UXO) left, Mac Biggers (middle) and Andrea Askie-Rosario (right) from the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) with . 

Learn more about the UXO's accessibility training events here.