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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Quattro passi nella scuola inclusiva con iPad (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM Europe/Rome (Roma, Roma, Italy)

Agenda: 9:30 – 10:00 Welcome coffee  10:00 – 10:10 – Mario Piacenti (Education Manager R-Store) “Benvenuto da parte di R-Store, chi è R-Store e cosa fa in qualità di Apple Authorised Education Specialist” 10:10 – 10:20 – Emiliano Gatti (Campus Eur Leader) “Benvenuti al Campus Eur” 10:10 – 10:30 – Antonella Trentin (Vicepresidente Nazionale AID) “L’Associazione Italiana Dislessia: obiettivi e valori” 10:30 – 11:15 – Alberto Somaschini (Apple Professional Learning Specialist) Workshop “iPad e l’accessibilità in quattro passi: progettiamo un’attività didattica inclusiva con le tecnologie Apple” 11:15 – 11:30 – Q & A 11:30 – 12:15 – Alessandro Suizzo (Apple Professional Learning Specialist) Workshop “Quattro passi all’aperto con iPad: attività outdoor per costruire contenuti didattici multimediali e accessibili” 12:15 -13:00 – Light Lunch 13:15 – 15:15 – Attività outdoor ai Giardini delle cascate al Laghetto dell’Eur 15:30 – 16:30 – Condivisione e saluti INFO IMPORTANTI: Sono invitati insegnanti e dirigenti scolastici di ogni ordine e grado di scuola. Essendo in presenza è obbligatoria la prenotazione. È previsto il rilascio dell’attestato di partecipazione, valido per la formazione docenti, ai sensi della Direttiva Miur 170/2016. L’attestato viene inviato direttamente tramite mail, entro 10 giorni, a tutti coloro che hanno partecipato. Num. max partecipanti: 30. Prenotati subito, non perdere quest’occasione!

Learn more about Quattro passi nella scuola inclusiva con iPad by R-Store SpA

GAAD Japan 2023 (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:45 AM-7:30 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

One day webinar on digital accessibility. There will be 9 sessions by accessibility experts and 8 lightening talks by sponsors who are passionate with accessibility. The topics will include accessible design, web accessibility, game accessibility, PDF, assistive technologies, efforts by government, VR, inclusive design and more. The webinar had 671 attendees in 2022.

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2023 by GAAD Japan

GAAD Bug Sweep Contest (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-11:59 PM America/Halifax (Canada)

Open to all employees of Bell Canada Enterprises (including subsidiaries and affiliates) across Canada. Spans all time zones as we have employees in each province from Newfoundland to British Columbia. We are holding a ‘GAAD Bug Sweep” contest that is meant to be both educational and fun. We have created a mock website with some common accessibility barriers (“bugs” or “defects). The event will be kicked off with a virtual session that will educate employees about digital accessibility and how to identify accessibility barriers (bugs). Then the employees will be given until the end of the day (midnight of May 18th) to find the ‘bugs’ on the mock websites and submit their entries for a chance to win prizes. Employees can enter the contest as individuals or teams of up to 3 people. Prizes will be offered for both categories (individual prizes & team prizes) The websites (English & French) will only be live only on May 18. Last year we had 1000 employees sign up for our event and the demand for the event exceeded the capacity we had set up. So this year we are increasing the capacity to 2500 to allow more employees to participate.

Learn more about GAAD Bug Sweep Contest by BCE / Bell Canada

Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Chattanooga, TN, United States of America)

The fifth annual Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit is designed to inspire transformative conversations about the inclusion of individuals with different abilities, the latest accessibility innovations, and ideas. Keynote speaker, John Bramblitt, is the author of the award-winning book Shouting in the Dark. He currently works as a consultant for museums in developing programs that are designed to include everyone – no matter their ability or disability. Shouting in the Dark is the story of Bramblitt’s life, his journey navigating through a new territory of blindness, and how he ultimately rekindled his joy, passion, and relationships through art.

Learn more about Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit by Signal Centers, Inc.

Konferencja PFRON wspiera dostępność (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Europe/Warsaw (Poland)

Konferencja PFRON z okazji Światowego Dnia Wiedzy o Dostępności 18 maja przypada Światowy Dzień Wiedzy o Dostępności (ang. Global Accessibility Awareness Day – GAAD). Jest to dzień poświęcony szczególnie dostępności cyfrowej. Z tej okazji zapraszamy na konferencję on-line z cyklu #PFRONwspieradostępność. Będziemy rozmawiać o : – Jak dobrze opisać dostępność? – Jak technologie asystujące pomagają w osiągnięciu większej niezależności? – Zmiany w standardach WCAG 2.2 – Dostępność w mediach społecznościowych

Learn more about Konferencja PFRON wspiera dostępność by Państwowy Fundusz Rehabilitacji Osób Niepełnosprawnych

GAAD Takeover (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Flexion’s “Flexcelerate Thursday” will feature a GAAD takeover, with the goal of getting everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion in their respective disciplines.

Making the Case for Accessibility: Approaches for Achieving Buy-in (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/New_York (Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America)

Establishing and implementing accessibility practices is most effective when everyone is bought into the charge. BORN XDS is excited to present a webinar on Making the Case for Accessibility to help participants better discuss the need for strategies around this work with a range of internal and external audiences, including but not exclusive to clients, sales teams, key stakeholders, developers, and designers. Attendees of this webinar will gain a better understanding of:

  • The importance for organizations to take accessibility seriously
  • Arguments as to why applying an accessibility lens to an organization’s work is valuable and how to get started
  • Next steps for bringing accessibility to the forefront of their organization’s work

Learn more about Making the Case for Accessibility: Approaches for Achieving Buy-in by BORN XDS

it4all (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Europe/Tirane (Prishtina, Pristina, Albania)

Host stakeholder consultation discussion featuring accessibility topics (accessible websites or creating accessible digital content). Implement accessibility barometer of public e-services

Learn more about it4all by SHPIK

Prístupne 2023 – nultá konferencia o digitálnej prístupnosti (Accessible 2023 – conference on digital accessibility) (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Bratislava (Slovakia)

Online conference about digital accessibility held in Slovakia. Conference organiser is Unia nevidiacich a slabozrakych Slovenska (Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union). Main topics of conference: Slovak legislation about digital accessibility, Why accessibility needs professionalism, Findings from accessibility audits of university websites, Personal experience with inaccessible sites, Accessibility and its practical impact on assistive technology users, Why is web accessibility not taken so seriously?, Website accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing: effective solutions in a digital world.

Learn more about Prístupne 2023 – nultá konferencia o digitálnej prístupnosti (Accessible 2023 – conference on digital accessibility) by Unia nevidiacich a slabozrakych Slovenska (Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union)

Building a More Accessible Web with Artificial Intelligence (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-10:30 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Join us as we demonstrate a custom plug-in for the WordPress platform which auto-generates Alt-Text for any existing or newly uploaded images. Using AI/Generative Text, we hope to create a more accessible web, as well as improve your WordPress site’s efficiency and SEO.

Learn more about Building a More Accessible Web with Artificial Intelligence by

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