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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Virtua11y: the free, virtual accessibility and digital inclusion conference (Virtual)

14 May 2024 – 16 May 2024 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Virtua11y is Nomensa’s web accessibility and inclusivity conference taking place over three days from 14-16th May, 2024. Virtua11y brings the leading thinkers and doers in accessibility and digital inclusion to share best practice, the latest thinking and what the future holds for accessibility. All sessions are recorded and everyone that signs up will have exclusive access to the recordings. All times are UK time. Tuesday 14th May 10:00 – 11:00 | Alastair Campbell: Co-Founder and Director of Accessibility at Nomensa 13:00 – 14:00 | Catherine Weston: Digital Producer at Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) 15:00 – 16:00 | Beverley Newing: Accessibility Lead at Ministry of Justice UK Wednesday 15th May 10:00 – 11:00 | Lauren Ellis and Hannah Atkinson: Principal Content Designers at Nomensa 13:00 – 14:00 | Talk details coming soon… 15:00 – 16:00 | Natalie Patrice Tucker – Product Accessibility Lead Thursday 16th May – Global Accessibility Awareness Day 10:00 – 11:00 | Ronny Hendriks: Head of Accessibility at Nomensa 13:00 – 14:00 | Cornel Hrisca-Munn: Senior Product Manager at Lloyds Banking Group 15:00 – 16:00 | Derek Featherstone: VP, Product Accessibility and Inclusive Design at Salesforce

Learn more about Virtua11y: the free, virtual accessibility and digital inclusion conference by Nomensa

Improve Bitcoin Wallet Accessibility (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Our first event for accessibility day last year worked out great, so we’ll continue on in 2024 with hands-on improvements to the accessibility of bitcoin software used in the wild. We’re still planning, but will likely have an introductory work-session and then facilitate test, review, and report sessions. Everyone is invited to join us, see the event page for details (will be updated as the day comes closer).

Learn more about Improve Bitcoin Wallet Accessibility by Bitcoin Design Community

Free GAAD Workshop: Stem to Stern Accessibility (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM America/New_York (Davidsonville, MD, United States of America)

In celebration of GAAD, join us for an all-day workshop, Stem to Stern Accessibility. Whether you work in a large or small organization, follow an agile or waterfall process, are experienced or just starting out, this workshop will guide you toward reliably developing accessible and usable products. This workshop is structured to be inclusive and engaging to all skill sets and levels. Through a mix of lecture and highly interactive group work, this workshop covers everything from the beginning to the end in developing a high quality, accessible product. This includes product requirements, procurement, design, development, release, maintenance, and support.

Learn more about Free GAAD Workshop: Stem to Stern Accessibility by AFixt

GAAD Japan 2024 (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:45 AM-7:00 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

This one-day online seminar will feature 8 sessions and 5 lightning talks on digital accessibility for the web, mobile, gaming, and more. Public viewing will also be held in Fukuoka and Nagoya. Real-time captions and automatic translation of captions for your language will be available.

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2024 by GAAD Japan

A Virtual Conversation with Alice Wong (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Workday’s Product Accessibility Team and the People with Disabilities EBC presents a celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! This year, Workday is celebrating GAAD by hosting a virtual conversation with disability activist, writer, media maker, and consultant, Alice Wong. Alice lost her ability to speak last year, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t still have a lot to say. Register now to learn more about Alice’s disability advocacy, views on digital accessibility, the importance of community in combating ableism, and more.

Learn more about A Virtual Conversation with Alice Wong by Workday

5 Recommendations on Supporting Neurodiverse Students in Teaching & Learning (Virtual)

23 May 2024 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Unlock the potential of every student in your classroom by embracing neurodiversity in the teaching and learning environment. Diverse classrooms enrich the educational experience, encompassing students with varying neurotypes. In this dynamic presentation, we delve into the transformative power of personalizable, structured, and supportive learning environments tailored to better support neurodivergent learners. Discover how designing and facilitating classes with neurodiversity in mind can foster remarkable outcomes, including enhanced student retention, deeper comprehension, elevated achievement, and heightened course satisfaction. By embracing an inclusive approach, we not only empower neurodivergent students but also cater to the diverse learning needs of an underserved population, thereby fostering a more equitable educational landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or new to the field, this presentation equips you with the tools and insights needed to create a more inclusive and empowering learning environment for all students. Join us as we embark on a journey towards educational excellence through the celebration of neurodiversity! Intended Audience: Faculty, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Associate and Assistant Provosts, Instructional Designers, Course Developers, Staff working in Disability Support/Academic Coaching/Tutoring Key Takeaways: 1. Understanding Neurodiversity: Gain insights into the diverse neurotypes present in your classroom and the unique learning preferences they entail. 2. Personalizable Learning Environments: Explore strategies for creating flexible and adaptable learning structures that accommodate individual differences and preferences. 3. Supportive Teaching Techniques: Learn practical techniques for fostering an inclusive and supportive classroom culture that celebrates neurodiversity. 4. Enhancing Student Success: Discover evidence-based approaches to optimize learning outcomes and promote the academic success of neurodivergent students. 5. Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Embrace the role of inclusive teaching practices in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

Learn more about 5 Recommendations on Supporting Neurodiverse Students in Teaching & Learning by Online Learning Consortium