Events & Activities

There are many ways to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day and create awareness. Attend an event. Participate in an activity. Start your own event and publicize it.

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List of Events & Activities

The following are events and activities the community has created for this year to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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Accesibility Day. Inclusión Digital (Virtual)

16 Apr 2024 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

In this event, different experts will talk about different topics related with Digital Accessibility. Afra will demonstrate that accessibility webs and apps benefit everyone (not only people with disabilities). Moreover, Alberto will explain different invents that have appear to solve accessibility problems. Silvia and Susana will talk about cognitive accessibility patterns. We will also have a demonstration of a blind person using a web and an app.

Learn more about Accesibility Day. Inclusión Digital by MTP

Global Accessibility Awareness Month – GAAM (Virtual)

01 May 2024 – 31 May 2024 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM (Global)

Anthology Ally recognizes the importance of digital accessibility and inclusion by celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Month – GAAM throughout May with different activities, including webinars and courses aimed to make a positive impact on inclusive learning around the globe. Learn more about these activities here: Register here:

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Month – GAAM by Anthology Inc

Decoding the Digital Accessibility Landscape: Key Trends and Strategies for Success (Virtual)

01 May 2024 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

From the advancement of AI and automation to new laws like the European Accessibility Act (EAA), the digital accessibility landscape continues to evolve. So how can organizations keep pace? In this live webinar, Level Access’s Founder and CEO Tim Springer will unpack the key regulatory, market, and technology trends impacting digital accessibility today, and provide actionable guidance for program leaders to effectively navigate these changes for sustainable progress.

Learn more about Decoding the Digital Accessibility Landscape: Key Trends and Strategies for Success by Level Access

Accessibility quickscans for not-for-profits and SMEs (Activity)

07 May 2024 – 16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Europe/Brussels (Belgium)

To celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re offering eleven accessibility quickscans for free! We prioritize organizations working with and for disabled individuals and cultural organizations but any European not-for-profit organization or small business (SME) can apply. We’re an agency specialising in accessibility and we will examine the website based on eleven success criteria from the official web accessibility guidelines (WCAG). The quickscan will help you to get an idea what obstacles people with disabilities might encounter when visiting your website. You can apply until the 16th of May:

Mastering WCAG 2.2 AA for Devs & Designers (Virtual)

08 May 2024 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join us for a webinar on the latest enhancements to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA, tailored for developers and designers who are passionate about accessibility. This webinar will cover: -The latest requirements of WCAG 2.2 AA -How to integrate the new requirements to ensure conformance. -The core objectives behind the new requirements and whom they serve.

Learn more about Mastering WCAG 2.2 AA for Devs & Designers by UsableNet

Shark tank style a11y contest (Private/Internal)

09 May 2024 – 16 May 2024 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM America/Chicago (TX, United States of America)

We’ve launched an event where we’re asking employees to come up with ideas that improve accessibility of their products plus meet any business goals of near future. Employees can create teams, prepare pitches and present them virtually in front of judges. Winners and runner ups have exciting prizes.

Hyderabad Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 (In Person)

11 May 2024 | 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (Hyderabad, Telangana, India)

The event will feature talks and workshops by experts in the field of accessibility and inclusive design, as well as hands-on demonstrations of assistive technology and accessibility tools. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals and gain insights into the latest trends and innovations in the field of accessibility. This event is for everyone who believes in: Building a more equitable and inclusive society. ⁠Making technology and information accessible to all. ⁠Empowering individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. Whether you’re an expert in the field or just starting your journey, we encourage you to join us for an insightful and engaging day as we: ⁠Discuss critical issues surrounding digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. ⁠Hear from inspiring speakers Samir, Prem Nawaz, Siddharaj, Gayatri, Sowjanya, Abhijeet and Ramkumar. ⁠Experience interactive workshops that demonstrate different assistive technologies and design practices. ⁠Engage in meaningful networking with fellow advocates, innovators, and individuals with disabilities. Let’s come together to make a difference and ensure that digital experiences are accessible to everyone. Save the date, spread the word, and let’s make GAAD 2024 in Hyderabad a celebration of inclusion!

Learn more about Hyderabad Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 by Digitala11y

GAAD 2024: NRW-Hochschulen – gemeinsam barrierefrei (Virtual)

13 May 2024 – 17 May 2024 | 12:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Der Global Accessibilty Awareness Day (kurz GAAD): Seit 2012 findet er immer am dritten Donnerstag im Mai statt – in diesem Jahr am 16. Mai. An diesen Tag werden international verschiedene Aktionen zur Umsetzung der digitalen Barrierefreiheit durchgeführt. Dies reicht von Clean-up Aktionen, unterschiedlichen Workshop-Formaten oder Tagungen mit Input zu Themen der digitalen Barrierefreiheit. Im vergangenen Jahr hat das Kompetenzzentrum dazu gemeinsam mit einen Makerspace zu Alternativtexten durchgeführt. Hieraus ist der Leitfaden für die Schulungen zu Alternativtexten entstanden. In diesem Jahr möchten wir die Maßnahmen des Kompetenzzentrums noch weiter fassen und planen für jedes unserer Handlungsfelder mit den Hochschulen aus unseren Netzwerken gemeinsame Aktionen. Verschiedene Workshops: 1. 13. Mai 2024 von 12:00 bis 13:30 Uhr | HD Impulse: Untertitel in Videos erstellen: Barrierefrei(er) ist nützlich für alle (online) 2. 16. Mai 2024 von 10:00 bis 11:00 Uhr | Kurz-Workshop zum GAAD | Barrierefreiheit im Web für Redakteur*innen (online) 3. 16. Mai 2024 von 11:00 bis 12.00 Uhr | Einstieg in die digitale Barrierefreiheit (online) 4. 16. Mai 2024 von 13:00 bis 14:00 Uhr | Studieren mit Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwäche – Tools und Angebote für Ihr Studium (online) 5. 17. Mai 2024 von 09:00 bis 13:00 Uhr | Alternativtexte in Lehr-Lernmaterialien: Einstieg in digitale Barrierefreiheit (online)

Learn more about GAAD 2024: NRW-Hochschulen – gemeinsam barrierefrei by Kompetenzzentrum digitale

HD Impulse: Untertitel in Videos erstellen: Barrierefrei(er) ist nützlich für (Virtual)

13 May 2024 | 12:00 AM-1:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Köln, Germany)

Der Workshop richtet sich an alle interessierten Lehrenden von NRW-Hochschulen. Die Teilnahme ist anrechenbar auf das NRW-Zertifikat „Professionelle Lehrkompetenz für die Hochschule“. Sie lernen das Open-Source-Programm „Subtitle Edit“ kennen, in das die KI-gestützte Spracherkennung „Whisper“ integriert ist. Mit diesem Programm habt ihr die Möglichkeit, Videos automatisch zu untertiteln. Wichtig: Der Vorschlag muss eventuell nachbearbeitet werden und anschließend exportiert werden. Dann kann das untertitelte Video z. B. auf ILIAS, in Ihren Kurs, hochgeladen werden. Diese Schritte gehen wir gemeinsam durch. Zum Global Accessibilty Awareness Day (kurz GAAD) am 16. Mai 2024 organisiert das Kompetenzzentrum digitale gemeinsam mit verschiedenen NRW-Hochschulen unterschiedliche Aktionen zu verschiedenen Themen der digitalen Barrierefreiheit. Das Kompetenzentrum digitale ist ein Projekt der digitalen Hochschule NRW (, die Konsortialführung liegt bei DoBuS an der TU Dortmund. Es berät Hochschulen in NRW im Bereich der digitalen Barrierefreiheit und vernetzt die Akteure auf der Arbeitsebene.

Learn more about HD Impulse: Untertitel in Videos erstellen: Barrierefrei(er) ist nützlich für by Universität zu Köln

MathWorks celebrates the 2024 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Private/Internal)

13 May 2024 – 17 May 2024 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM America/New_York (Natick, MA, United States of America)

MathWorks celebrates the 2024 Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The Accessibility Program at MathWorks will be organizing a number of internal, lunchtime activities to raise awareness of the importance of digital and web accessibility in engineering and science.

Learn more about MathWorks celebrates the 2024 Global Accessibility Awareness Day by MathWorks

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