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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Editoria11y Drupal Integration (Activity)

16 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, United States of America)

It’s that time again; each year, we are reminded of the importance of digital accessibility on the third Thursday in May. This year, Cal State LA has chosen GAAD 22′ to launch Editoria11y integration in Drupal. Editorai11y is an easy-to-use tool that will help all Drupal content editors identify and address accessibility issues on their web pages.

The Rock Round Up Radio Show (Activity)

16 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM America/New_York (Stony Brook, NY, United States of America)

This is a two hour rock radio show dedicated to Global Accessibility Awareness. The Station can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet. Hosted by DJ Loretta MElena. 90.1 FM WUSB or WUSB.fm Songs that inspire people to overcome obstacles will be featured.

Design and Develop for Web Accessibility (Brownbag session) (Activity)

16 May 2022 | 8:30 PM-9:30 PM (India)

Accessibility is the practice of making your website and web applications usable by as many people as possible. In this session, we will cover the fundamentals of web accessibility as well as how to design, as an example you will be taken through one of our recent project at Mitratech.

#CleanUpTheWeb Challenge (Activity)

18 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

Let’s catch some accessibility bugs and reduce the number of barriers across the web together. To help collect and share helpful issue data, we’re opening up axe DevTools Pro features surrounding #GAAD for free 3-day trials, even if you’ve started one before. By finding and sharing Critical and Serious accessibility issues for the sites you love – in a positive and helpful way – you can help trigger the change in culture some orgs need.

Youth Innovation Projects on Global Accessibility (Activity)

19 May 2022 (United States of America)

Youth Innovation Projects supports Special Olympics Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities as they come together to design and implement their visions of inclusion in their schools and communities. Since 2018 we have support over 850 Youth Leaders implementing 500 projects worldwide. Cycle 8’s theme will be Global Accessibility to help highlight the need for increased digital accessibility with the disability community. We will be highlighting the projects on our platforms.

We can all take action to be more accessible (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 12:01 AM-11:59 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

In honor of GAAD, Perkins School for the Blind and the Global Shapers New York Hub (an initiative of the World Economic Forum) present small actions, we all can take, to be more accessible. Download the tips and do your part to help make the digital world a more accessible place: https://perkinsaccess.org/knowledge-center/global-shapers/#

Learn more about We can all take action to be more accessible by Perkins School for The Blind

Exploring the Intersection of Web and Accessibility (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-10:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join Sparkbox in sharing the intersection of working on the web and creating accessibility for all its users. In this four-article series leading up to GAAD, members of our team explore using inclusive language, writing accessible content for the web, building accessibility into the development process, and understanding the why of web accessibility. We also share these articles on our Twitter account with #GAAD. Explore these articles here: https://sparkbox.com/foundry/category/accessibility

Access Day 2022, The Spectrum of Accessibility (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM America/Vancouver (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Access Day is an annual special programming initiative that highlights stories of accessibility and disability justice from within our communities. This year’s theme is “The Spectrum of Accessibility.” Access Day can be streamed and/or broadcast on the FM at Campus/Community radio stations across Canada.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day with xDesign (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-3:30 PM Europe/London (Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Every user deserves a first-class digital experience, including the one billion worldwide who have disabilities. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (or GAAD) is an annual event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. And now it’s your time to get involved in the conversation. Join us in our Edinburgh office, where you’ll hear from a variety of speakers sharing past experiences, industry insights and best practices on how to make digital accessible for everyone.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day with xDesign by xDesign

Second Slovenian Accessibility Awareness Day (Activity)

25 May 2022 – 31 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Europe/Ljubljana (Slovenia)

My private contribution to Global Accessibility Awareness Day will build upon findings from accessibility evaluations from the first Slovenian Accessibility Awareness Day from 2021. It will also include some comments about the first report of European Union’s Web Accessibility Directive and how and why must private companies prepare for European Accessibility Act. Personal reflections that will hopefully spread awareness and potentially suggest improvements.

Learn more about Second Slovenian Accessibility Awareness Day by Independent