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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Accessibility Awareness Twitter Chat (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we invite you to join us May 19th from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET for a Twitter Chat at the intersection of accessibility, inclusion, and health. We will dive into some Accessibility 101, and explore how expanding participation in biomedical research can advance health equity. We will also share information about the All of Us Research Program, and explore its mission to make health research more inclusive to improve health outcomes.

Learn more about Accessibility Awareness Twitter Chat by American Association on Health & Disability

Making Confluence Accessible with Unstoppable (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-6:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Confluence is one of the most widely used team workspace platforms 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 Confluence. 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 of this, we’ve introduced our Confluence training specifically designed for individuals that want to learn how to use Confluence with Unstoppable. Even if you don’t need to use Unstoppable to use Confluence, we welcome everyone to come learn how to use Unstoppable with Confluence.

Learn more about Making Confluence Accessible with Unstoppable by Addteq

Panel Discussion: Accessible User Experiences (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Santo_Domingo (Global)

Join us at our panel discussion where our speakers will discuss their experiences using the web while giving feedback on what they wish designers and developers knew when building websites to make them more accessible. Our panelists are Mark McGuire, Digital Accessibility Consultant at Great Accessibility Online, Alicia Jarvis, Senior Product Manager, Accessibility Portfolio at Bell, and Devin Gutierrez singer-songwriter and disability rights activist. This event is sponsored by WordPress VIP.

Learn more about Panel Discussion: Accessible User Experiences by Equalize Digital

GAAD: Accessibility -Past,Present and Future (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Africa/Lagos (Nigeria)

This is a Twitter Spaces conversation that would bring accessibility experts and enthusiasts together to discuss issues around digital Accessibility in past, present and future.

Learn more about GAAD: Accessibility -Past,Present and Future by One Accessibility Initiative

Accessibility training at UAB (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

TMC researchers direct and teach online specialisations courses offered by the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at UAB. As part of UAB’s Fair, Anna Matamala will be presenting 3 courses in English (15.30-16.00) and 3 courses in Catalan (16.00) that will be offered in 2022-2023.

Learn more about Accessibility training at UAB by TransMedia Catalonia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accessibility Compliance (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

It’s one thing to ensure that a single document within a corporate infrastructure is made accessible. However, when thousands of PDF files require remediation to meet accessibility requirements, this has been an unachievable burden—at least until now. In this 60-minute webinar, CommonLook’s technical team will demonstrate new technology that leverages artificial neural network layers to learn the nuances of accessibility tagging resulting in highly accurate, automated document remediation.

Learn more about Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accessibility Compliance by T-Base – CommonLook – Accessible360

Learning From Lived Experience – Overcoming Barriers to Digital Inclusion (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

WCAG, the Equality Act, ADA and the forthcoming European Accessibility Act now help businesses to build digital products with inclusion and accessibility in mind. But often mere compliance is the goal. Good universal design requires us to go far further. Join our panel of UX, design & accessibility experts as they provide insight into experiencing disability in the digital age, the misconceptions of accessibility and how to build user-centricity into universal design.

Learn more about Learning From Lived Experience – Overcoming Barriers to Digital Inclusion by Cyber-Duck

Adopting the Smart City Accessible ICT Public Procurement Model Policy. (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Brussels (Brussels, Belgium)

This 90-minute panel discussion, a collaboration of G3ict, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) & the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be targeted specifically to cities in Europe but open to participants worldwide. The discussion will demonstrate how Smart Cities worldwide are uniquely positioned to use their considerable purchasing power, including of information & communications technologies (ICT), to advance the rights and digital inclusion of persons with disabilities & older persons.

Learn more about Adopting the Smart City Accessible ICT Public Procurement Model Policy. by G3ict

GAAD Suarise 1: Microsoft’s Accessibility & Inclusion Journey in India: Learnings & Best Practices” (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Asia/Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Transforming disability Inclusion in corporate and country level are not easy. It takes time and effort and hard work. Microsoft is one of the companies that are literate in digital inclusion and successfully implemented it in India. How has Microsoft gone on to build digital inclusion at the company and in India? Most importantly, how can companies, organizations, and even the government in Indonesia find best practices to initiate this transformation? Hear the story from Karishma Chhabra.

Learn more about GAAD Suarise 1: Microsoft’s Accessibility & Inclusion Journey in India: Learnings & Best Practices” by Suarise

Building Actions Towards Accessibility (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Africa/Lagos (Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria)

The event will focus on how to build products with accessibility in mind, also considerations would be given for questions and answers on all things related to accessibility.

Learn more about Building Actions Towards Accessibility by Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors

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