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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Pave the Way to Global Accessibility Awareness Day (In Person)

19 Apr 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Coeur d’Alene, ID, United States of America)

Learn about the exciting technology available at NIC that help make our campus more accessible, working toward the goal of universal design. 2023 marks our fourth year of hosting Pave the Way to Global Accessibility Awareness Day (PWGAAD) on April 19, 2023 from 10AM-2PM. This is a FREE event that will take place in the Lake Coeur d’Alene room on the second floor of the Student Union Building at 495 N College Dr, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Learn more about Pave the Way to Global Accessibility Awareness Day by North Idaho College

Why Accessibility Matters to Your Business (In Person)

04 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-2:15 PM America/New_York (Albany, NY, United States of America)

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day coming up on May 18th, join Overit and Disability Rights New York for a panel discussion on why accessibility matters to business owners, marketers, and digital/web professionals. Accessibility and accommodations, both online and in-person, should not be an afterthought. They should be a part of your overall business and marketing strategies. Our panelists will review the progress made in disability rights here in New York and on the federal level, the shifts and changes that came about during the pandemic, and explain why now is the time to make lasting change. You’ll learn practical next steps your business can make to be more accessible. Because accessibility doesn’t just help those with disabilities. It helps everyone.

Learn more about Why Accessibility Matters to Your Business by Overit

Access for All: Navigating Digital Accessibility (In Person)

11 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM America/Chicago (Des Plaines, IL, United States of America)

Join us during Global Accessibility Month for “Access for All: Navigating Digital Accessibility”, a one-day event focused on compliance and empowerment to create an accessible digital experience for all. Experts in the field will share tips and techniques for creating inclusive websites, apps, and other digital content, as well as discuss current trends and best practices. A detailed agenda can be found here:

Learn more about Access for All: Navigating Digital Accessibility by

Spring Agora 2023 (In Person)

13 May 2023 – 14 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:30 PM Europe/Prague (Brno, Czech Republic)

Agora is a conference aimed at information and communications technologies utilisation by visually impaired users. The program of Agora includes # plenary session where participants are introduced to the news in the field via short frontal lectures; # exhibition part where they can explore the products and services from many assistive technology vendors; # practically focused workshops where they learn to control and use the chosen solutions efficiently from experienced tutors. This year’s edition offers 7 plenary talks, including the premiere demonstration of Dot Pad or OrCam MyRead, 8 exhibition booths introducing a broad range of assistive technologies and services and 17 hands-on workshops covering a wide range of topics from information, communications and assistive technologies. The language of the conference is Czech.

Learn more about Spring Agora 2023 by Teiresiás Centre, Masaryk University

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: A Fireside Chat (In Person)

16 May 2023 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM America/Chicago (Richardson, TX, United States of America)

We are excited to bring back the fireside chat in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This is a unique opportunity to learn from subject matter experts regarding digital accessibility. The City of Richardson will graciously provide light snacks and drinks to all attendees. Hosts: City of Richardson Emcee: Dylan M. Rafaty, NTXDC Featured Speakers: Meryl Evans (Moderator), Tiffani J. Martin (Panelist), Seda Maurer (Panelist), & Elisa Miller (Panelist).

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: A Fireside Chat by North Texas Disability Chamber

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Barrierefreie Apps und Webseiten (In Person)

16 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Europe/Zurich (Zürich, Switzerland)

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Barrierefreie Apps und Webseiten Join us in our mission to make the world more accessible for all! We invite you to an evening of insightful talks and networking on the 16th of May. It’s our goal to bring digital professionals together with accessibility experts to discuss and learn from each other in a casual setting. With this event we want to be actively a part of the dialogue, and lower the threshold for building apps and digital solutions, that are inclusive. The evening will start off with short talks by our guest speakers Manu Heim from ETH Zürich and Goran Arnold from Apfelschule, and myself. Followed by a networking Apéro. Event details in a nutshell: Date 16th May 2023, event start 18:00 Location Bitforge AG, Zürich

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Barrierefreie Apps und Webseiten by Bitforge Ag

Access Success with Microsoft (In Person)

17 May 2023 | 9:30 AM-11:30 AM (Hanoi, Viet Nam)

Participants of this workshop will have a field trip inside Microsoft Vietnam offices and explore the various digital accessibility functions and features of Microsoft Office for classroom, professional & everyday use.

Learn more about Access Success with Microsoft by RMIT University Vietnam

digital inclusion: Creating a more accessible world (In Person)

17 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

In the spirit of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re excited to host this webinar about Digital Inclusion. GAAD is celebrated to get everyone thinking, talking, and learning about the importance of digital inclusion. During the session, our panelists, Ken Meeker, Executive Coach & Disability Advocate and Lori Frisher, CEO/Disability Empathy Strategist along with IAMCP Co-hosts Ashlee Duenas and Susan Sanders, will share best practices for designing and building more inclusive digital experiences. We’ll also explore the latest assistive technologies and how AI will impact the future of accessible tech. Plus, we’ll provide recommendations for next steps to guide your journey.

Learn more about digital inclusion: Creating a more accessible world by International Association of Microsoft Partners


17 May 2023 | 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Asia/Qatar (Doha, Qatar, Qatar)

PANEL DISCUSSION: PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: ENSURING ACCESS TO EVERYONE What are the most important factors of Physical and Digital Accessibility? Overview of some successful case studies implemented around the world.


  • Al Anoud Al Ansari, Head of Strategic Partnerships Section, Mada Center
  • Maryam Al-Sulaiti, Accessible Qatar Ambassador and Disability Advocate, SASOL
  • Cristian Fiorot, Partner, UserWay

Learn more about PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: ENSURING ACCESS TO EVERYONE being held as part of the conference within the Qatar CSR Summit

Accessibility Awareness & Empathy Workshop (In Person)

17 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Munich, Germany)

2 hour on-site workshop to familiarize participants with the topic of accessibility. The workshop is divided into two parts. In the first part, the forms of disabilities will be worked out in groups. The second part deals with getting to know tools that people with disabilities use for the use of digital products. Our meetup is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about accessibility and its benefits. Whether you’re a developer, designer, marketer, or just someone who wants to be more informed, this is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with like-minded individuals. By the end of the meetup, you will be familiar with what accessibility means for digital products. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from experts and get hands-on experience with accessibility. Join us and make a difference in the lives of people who rely on accessible websites and apps. See you there! Agenda: 18:00 Arrival & chitchat 18:30 Welcome 18:35 Accessibility awareness & empathy workshop 20:00 QA 20:30 Closing and networking

Learn more about Accessibility Awareness & Empathy Workshop by Thoughtworks Deutschland GmbH

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