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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FINOS Global Accessibility Awareness Day Hackathon (Virtual)
24 Apr 2023 – 18 May 2023 America/Chicago (United States of America)
The purpose of this hackathon is to promote the design of accessibly inclusive digital and physical financial assets and tools. Specifically:
- Bring attention to the end-to-end collaboration challenges between designers and developers as it relates to risk compliant accessibility solutions.
- Explore the uses cases for where accessibility inclusion is applicable to Financial Institutions.
Learn more about FINOS Global Accessibility Awareness Day Hackathon by Fintech Open Source Foundation
A Case Study from IAG: Digital Accessibility Journey and Tooling￼ (Virtual)
11 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (North Sydney, Australia)
TTC welcomes you to join us for a free webinar to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). We will learn from an IAG team about their digital accessibility journey, the progress they have made, and what has helped with their development. In addition to learning about some of the team’s exciting outcomes, we will learn more about the importance of tooling. Accessibility tools can support teams to embed accessibility into the way that they work, and TTC will showcase this through a short demonstration of AQA, an accessibility testing tool that we use for some of our auditing. It’s important for us as accessibility professionals to revisit why we do what we do, and It’s important for other IT teams and organisations to learn from each other. Whether you are a designer, developer, tester, or simply have interest in this topic, learning more about the why, what, and how will hopefully inspire you or your team to progress on your digital accessibility journey!
Learn more about A Case Study from IAG: Digital Accessibility Journey and Tooling￼ by UsableNet
2023 Customer Communications Summit (Virtual)
11 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-5:45 PM America/New_York (Global)
Expand Your Possibilities: The way we do business is evolving. Are you ready? Answer that question and more at the fourth CrawfordTech Customer Communications Summit! Join us on May 11th, 2023, for this free, fully virtual event. We’ll host numerous sessions about accessibility, enterprise output management (EOM), eDelivery & content services, and more.
Learn more about 2023 Customer Communications Summit by Crawford Technologies
Evaluer l’accessibilité des applications mobiles (Virtual)
15 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/Paris (France)
Evaluer l’accessibilité des applications mobiles Découvrez au cours de ce webinaire de 45 minutes, suivi de 15 minutes de questions/réponses : – comment les mobiles sont utilisés par les personnes en situation de handicap ; – les outils pour évaluer l’accessibilité des applications mobiles ; – les référentiels existants ; – la démarche Urbilog. Nous vous attendons nombreux pour partager cet évènement !
Learn more about Evaluer l’accessibilité des applications mobiles by Urbilog
EU Digicomp 2.2, Apple e Accessibilità a Scuola (Virtual)
15 May 2023 – 19 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-6:30 PM Europe/Rome (Italy)
iPad e le tecnologie Apple ci consento di creare un ambiente di apprendimento accessibile dando una risposta concreta a quanto richiesto dall’Unione Europea nel quadro di competenze DigiComp 2.2. Questo anche nella progettazione della scuola del futuro che i nostri alunni ci chiedono e che l’Unione Europea ci sta consentendo grazie ai progetti PNRR. In questi webinar, uno al giorno, vedremo come utilizzare le tecnologie Apple all’interno della comunità scolastica e dei differenti ambienti di apprendimento partendo dall’esperienza di oltre 10 anni di una scuola in cui le tecnologie Apple hanno rivoluzionato il piano di inclusione. Il webinar del giorno 15.05.2023 affronterà il legame fra accessibilità, tecnologie Apple e l’alfabetizzazione su informazioni e dati (prima area dello standard DigiComp 2.2) Il webinar del giorno 16.05.2023 affronterà il legame fra accessibilità, tecnologie Apple e la comunicazione e collaborazione (seconda area dello standard DigiComp 2.2) Il webinar del giorno 17.05.2023 affronterà il legame fra accessibilità, tecnologie Apple e la creazione di contenuti digitali (terza area dello standard DigiComp 2.2) Il webinar del giorno 18.05.2023 affronterà il legame fra accessibilità, tecnologie Apple e la sicurezza, privacy e la risoluzione dei problemi (quarta e quinta area dello standard DigiComp 2.2)
Learn more about EU Digicomp 2.2, Apple e Accessibilità a Scuola by Apple Professional Learning Specialist – Accessibility & Inclusion
Accessibility Matters: Stories from the Community (Virtual)
16 May 2023 – 18 May 2023 | 6:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)
There are over one billion people with disabilities worldwide. At Workday, we believe that everyone—regardless of their abilities—deserves equal access to technology. Join us Tuesday May 16th – Thursday, May 18th to help us celebrate the 12th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Get insight from Workday colleagues, members of the disability community, and industry leaders to learn more about digital accessibility and how you can help promote equal digital access and inclusion for the disability community.
Learn more about Accessibility Matters: Stories from the Community by Workday
16 May 2023 – 18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Europe/London (Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Virtua11y is Nomensa’s web accessibility and inclusivity conference taking place over three days from 16-18th May, 2023. 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. You can look forward to speakers from Google, ING bank, SkyScanner and more! All sessions are recorded and everyone that signs up will have exclusive access to the recordings. All times are UK time.
Learn more about Virtua11y by Nomensa
LEaD Journal Club. Accessibility in teaching and learning in HE (Virtual)
16 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Europe/London (London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
The journal club meets online and is open to all who have an interest in pedagogic research and would like to develop further knowledge of specific themes and publications. May’s session marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day, with papers exploring the importance of accessibility in teaching and learning in HE. We will be looking at the following papers: Compton et al. (2023), “View of ‘Not as a temporary fluke but as standard’: realising the affordances of hybrid and online teaching for inclusive and sustainable education“. Fennelly-Atkinson et al. (2022), “Identifying accessibility factors affecting learner inclusion in online university programs.”
Learn more about LEaD Journal Club. Accessibility in teaching and learning in HE by City, University of London
Global Accessibility Awareness Day with AudioEye & Simpleview: Ensure Your Website is Accessible to All (Virtual)
16 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)
Tune into this webinar to hear from AudioEye on the importance of accessibility and how to create an accessible travel website. AudioEye, a leader in website accessibility, will discuss how your destination can prioritize accessibility while promoting travel and tourism to potential visitors through Simpleview CMS. Join us as we honor Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day focused on digital access and inclusion for those with accessibility challenges. Join this webinar to learn how: • Simpleview and AudioEye work together to create accessible websites • AudioEye utilizes a holistic approach to drive compliance and improve accessibility • You can stay on top of inclusivity by understanding that accessibility affects not only the potential traveler, but also your site and brand through engagement and reputation, brand discoverability, and legal compliance Presenters: Delaney Cruz, CPACC, Senior Partner Account Manager at AudioEye Alisa Smith, CPACC, Accessibility Evangelist at AudioEye Simpleview Liaison: Luke Johnson, Director of CX Operations at Simpleview
Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day with AudioEye & Simpleview: Ensure Your Website is Accessible to All by AudioEye
Why is Web Accessibility Important? (Virtual)
16 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)
Accessibility ends with “y”. But it also needs to begin with “why”. Just as important as having the right accessibility techniques is knowing why accessibility is important. Amy Albin (she/her), a member of Vispero’s Human Resources team, an industrial/organizational psychologist, and a blind JAWS user, will present reasons for making your software offerings accessible to users with and without disabilities.
Learn more about Why is Web Accessibility Important? by TPGi