Digital Accessibility

NVDA Training


Description
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a popular and free screen reading software that assists people living with visual impairments in using the Internet. Outside of the Accessibility world, many people are unaware of Assistive Technology (AT) and how it interacts with the web. This course is designed to provide users who are entirely new to NVDA a general understanding of this type of AT, while also providing the basic tools on website navigation and reviewing content while using NVDA.

This course is beneficial for developers, managers, and anyone who is responsible for adding accessible content to a website. Once you understand how people with different abilities use the Internet, you’ll have a better idea of why the remediation you implement on your website to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is so important and how the improvements you make will open up your website to a larger population and make it an equal experience for everyone.
Content
  • Section 1 What is NVDA and how to set it up
  • WHAT IS NVDA?
  • WHAT COMPUTERS AND SYSTEMS WILL NVDA WORK ON?
  • WHICH WEB BROWSERS AND PROGRAMS DOES NVDA WORK ON?
  • WHAT LANGUAGES DOES NVDA SUPPORT?
  • DOWNLOADING AND SETTING UP NVDA
  • Section 2: THE MODIFIER (NVDA) KEY
  • WHAT IS A MODIFIER KEY?
  • HOW DOES THE MODIFIER (NVDA) KEY WORK?
  • Section 3 Navigation
  • HOW DO I START NVDA?
  • PRACTICE USING THE MODIFIER (NVDA) KEY
  • STOP, PAUSE, EXIT, OR QUIT NVDA
  • LEARN KEYBOARD COMBINATIONS WITH INPUT HELP MODE
  • PRACTICE USING INPUT HELP MODE
  • INPUT HELP MODE IN ACTION (AUDIO)
  • OPENING YOUR BROWSER FROM THE START MENU
  • OPENING YOUR BROWSER FROM THE TASK BAR
  • HOW DO I ACCESS LINKS AND SECTIONS ON A WEB PAGE?
  • PRACTICE NAVIGATING TO LINKS AND SECTIONS ON A WEB PAGE
  • LISTEN TO NVDA NAVIGATING LINKS AND SECTIONS ON A WEB PAGE
  • NVDA'S ELEMENTS LIST
  • Quiz 1
  • Section 4 Reading Text
  • LEARNING HOW TO READ TEXT
  • MOVING BACK AND FORTH IN A WEB PAGE TO CONTROL READING TEXT
  • CHANGING NVDA READING SETTINGS
  • CONTROL HOW NVDA READS A PAGE
  • USE NVDA TO SEARCH A SIMPLE TERM ON GOOGLE’S MAIN SEARCH PAGE
  • READING A WEB PAGE BY USING BROWSE MODE AND HEADING NAVIGATION
  • READING TEXT ON A WEB PAGE
  • HOW DO I FIND A WORD OR PHRASE ON A WEB PAGE OR SITE?
  • PRACTICE A SEARCH
  • SEARCHING WITHIN A PAGE
  • Quiz 2
  • Section 5: Tables
  • WORKING WITH TABLES
  • PRACTICE USING NVDA’S TABLE NAVIGATION WITH NVDA’S USER GUIDE
  • NAVIGATING TABLES
  • HOW DOES NVDA NAV AND READ WHEN TABLES ARE COMBINED WITH OTHER PAGE CONTAINERS?
  • Quiz 3
  • Section 6: Forms
  • BROWSER MODE VS. FOCUS MODE
  • FILLING IN FORMS WITH NVDA
  • PRACTICE FILLING IN A SIMPLE FORM
  • LISTEN TO NVDA SWITCH BETWEEN BROWSER MODE AND FOCUS MODE (VIDEO)
  • HOW DO I NAVIGATE A FORM WHILE IN FOCUS MODE?
  • Quiz 4
  • Appendix
  • NVDA REVIEW CURSOR BASICS
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever