Events & Activities

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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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Disabling Ableism: The Modern Pathway to Inclusion (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (San Diego, CA, United States of America)

Join Monsido and guest speaker, Alycia Anderson, on Global Accessibility Awareness Day to learn about what ableism is, why you need to understand it, and how you can make a difference in your organization. Find out how Alycia’s has helped communities and companies understand the benefits inherent to building a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace and society. We’ll also be hosting a live Ask Me Anything session so please feel free to send in your questions to ashley.hefner@optimere.com

Learn more about Disabling Ableism: The Modern Pathway to Inclusion by Monsido an Optimere brand

DEI Latam II: “Accesibilidad como derecho para una cultura inclusiva” (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Lima (Peru)

En el marco del Día Mundial para Promover la Concientización sobre la Accesibilidad, llega la segunda edición 2022 de DEI Latam. En esta ocasión, contaremos con la participación de dos grandes invitadas: Annie Carrillo, CEO y Presidenta de Fundación Hearcolors y Gálata Llano, especialista en Accesibilidad de Safe City Ingeniería. Durante esta sesión conversaremos y aprenderemos sobre las ventajas, desafíos y avances en la accesibilidad para personas con discapacidad.

Learn more about DEI Latam II: “Accesibilidad como derecho para una cultura inclusiva” by incluyeme.com

Celebrate GAAD 2022 with DA (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

We welcome you to JOIN US for a free digital event featuring expert Accessibility Speakers: to gain valuable industry knowledge, learn from decades of applied experience, and help raise awareness in support of GAAD’s 11th Anniversary. Our esteemed Speakers will include Jennison Asuncion, the Co-Founder of GAAD, and Head of Accessibility at LinkedIn, as well as Phil Yatvin of Chicago Lighthouse, Kara Zirkle at Dell, and many more. Digital half-day conference, and absolutely free. JOIN US!

Learn more about Celebrate GAAD 2022 with DA by Digita11y Accessible

Making Jira Accessible with Unstoppable (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Jira is one of the most widely used issue and project tracking softwares out there. Unfortunately, totally blind users don’t have the easiest time using it. Because of this, we introduced Unstoppable to the Atlassian Marketplace so users that were totally blind could use Jira. Even though users now have access to using Jira with Unstoppable, just giving someone access to a product doesn’t mean they will know how to use it. Because or this, we’ve introduced our Jira training specifically designed for individuals that want to learn how to use Jira with Unstoppable. Even if you don’t need to use Unstoppable to use Jira, we welcome everyone to come learn how to use Unstoppable with Jira.

Learn more about Making Jira Accessible with Unstoppable by Addteq

Frontiers of accessible and inclusive technologies (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Technologies are shifting boundaries. They enable people with and without disabilities to participate in the offerings of digital society. Further development of technologies extend the opportunities for all even further. During this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day at the FernUni, we will discuss the implications of Artificial Intelligence and share some new ideas on Human-Computer-Interaction from the perspective of the machines.

Learn more about Frontiers of accessible and inclusive technologies by FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

GAAD 2022: A Conversation with the Honorable Tony Coelho, Jenny Lay-Flurrie, and Joe Devon (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Join Diamond CEO & Global Accessibility Awareness Day Co-founder Joe Devon, the Honorable Tony Coelho (author of the Americans with Disabilities Act), and Jenny Lay-Flurrie (Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft) for a fireside chat about how the digital landscape has evolved since the ADA became law and what companies can do in response.

Learn more about GAAD 2022: A Conversation with the Honorable Tony Coelho, Jenny Lay-Flurrie, and Joe Devon by Diamond

Inclusion Talk @ The Norwegian Post (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Europe/Oslo (Norway)

How Vipps works to ensure inclusive design in everyday work. Simply put, Vipps is a mobile payment app that consumers can use to pay bills and for products and services. It also allows people to send money to each other. Hosted by GAAD @ The Norwegian Post. What’s this presentation about? The talk is about how Vipps vent from a service that excluded users with sight impairments to winning awards for their universal design work. Relevant for everyone.

Learn more about Inclusion Talk @ The Norwegian Post by Posten Norge (Norwegian Post)

Flupa UX Days – Empathy Lab (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Paris (Paris, France)

Flupa UX Days is the major UX event in France. This Empathy Lab aims at increasing awareness among the UX community around the Digital Accessibility topic. This is our contribution to this edition of the 2022 GAAD. Workshop animators: Suzanne Decrême, UX Lead at Supralog, Habib Ragelhassi, Digital Accessibility Professional at Amadeus.

Learn more about Flupa UX Days – Empathy Lab by Amadeus

Academy for Disabled Journalists CFJ Session (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) the Academy for Disabled Journalists unique initiative allows students to learn in an accessible environment which would not have normally been available to them. Our Diploma & CFJ students are embracing this new way of study.

Learn more about Academy for Disabled Journalists CFJ Session by Ability Today

You Can’t Do It Alone: Building Accessible Products is a Team Sport (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Everyone involved in bringing a product to life has a role to play in making it accessible. Adding accessibility practices can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be if you make it a team sport. This webinar is for Product Managers, UXRs, Design Managers, and Developers who want to learn more about incorporating accessibility. Understanding the goals and responsibilities of each role is crucial for effective collaboration. Register today!

Learn more about You Can’t Do It Alone: Building Accessible Products is a Team Sport by AnswerLab

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