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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Accessibility and Usability: Working Together to Make Things Better (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM America/Detroit (Global)

Anthro-Tech’s Digital Accessibility Specialists, Beth Somerfield, CPWA, and Andrew Skinner will talk about how successful digital services let people connect with organizations in a confident and efficient way. Digital products and services must be easy for people to understand and make it difficult for them to make errors. When accessibility and usability work hand-in-hand, customers have a better experience.

Learn more about Accessibility and Usability: Working Together to Make Things Better by Anthro-Tech

Open Lab at TransMedia Catalonia (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Europe/Madrid (08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain)

The TransMedia Catalonia research group opens its doors to celebrate the GAAD 2022. Visitors will have the chance to discover and participate in some of our on-going studies on media accessibility, led by our predoctoral researchers. You will have the chance to use an eye-tracker to help us test Easy Language, get a sneak preview of upcoming video games through their audio described trailers and give your input on a zarzuela audio description. Languages: English, Catalan, and Spanish.

Learn more about Open Lab at TransMedia Catalonia by TransMedia Catalonia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Accessibility Awareness and Myths (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Carmel, IN, United States of America)

The Customer Experience and Architecture Services teams are partnering to host the inaugural GAAD celebration for our organization. Educating others on the importance of a11y, thoughtful design, and inclusion throughout the development process. We will achieve this by walking through common accessibility myths to get teams excited to be an a11y advocate. We are also hosting interactive games, quizzes, and giveaways for participants throughout the week.

Use plain language to make your digital content inclusive for a diverse audience – City of Minneapolis (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America)

From your web content, emails and newsletters, effective content is accessible to all. Writing in plain language sets the foundation for accessibility. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Benefits of plain language
  • How to write in plain language
  • Making content accessible & inclusive
  • Using readability tools

The recording of the webinar is available on YouTube with this link: City of Minneapolis plain language webinar

Learn more about Use plain language to make your digital content inclusive for a diverse audience – City of Minneapolis by City of Minneapolis

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-3:30 PM America/Chicago (Chicago, IL, United States of America)

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Mayor’s Office For People with Disabilities have put together a celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day! We’re going to have food trucks, scooters, a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, a panel discussion about digital accessibility, and all kinds of partner organizations there to provide information and resources for the disability community. You can register here: https://forms.office.com/g/5tbGfKhGvR

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day by City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Guest speaker: Haben Girma (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Global, United States of America)

eBay is hosting Haben Girma for a keynote speaking event. This talk will kick off a few internal events for GAAD.

* Buyer and Seller Insights: eBay members with disabilities share their use of ebay.com and native mobile apps

* Lightning Talks: eBay employees across the business present how they take accessibility into consideration during their day-to-day roles

Learn more about Guest speaker: Haben Girma by eBay

GAAD with 3Play Media (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with 3Play Media. In this webinar, we will discuss accessibility from the perspective of the three GAAD elements: global, accessibility, and awareness.

Learn more about GAAD with 3Play Media by 3Play Media

Creating Inclusive Customer Experiences Through Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Global)

TPGi is connecting with and highlighting individuals that are passionate about advancing digital accessibility programs at their organizations and are focused on creating inclusive customer experiences. Join host TPGi’s Mark Miller, Director and special guests. This conversation will help you learn about how these individuals started their accessibility program, the challenges they encountered, what maturity stage their accessibility program is currently, and helpful tips.

Learn more about Creating Inclusive Customer Experiences Through Digital Accessibility by TPGi

WE ABLE -Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Asia/Kuwait (kuwait, Kuwait)

Zain Group will be hosting a Microsoft workshop with our partners with Microsoft all its employees on all the new digital accessibility features available to us through Microsoft Office to support us become more accessible through our everday tasks.

Radio Interview about the importance of GAAD and digital accessility (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 26 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-11:59 PM Australia/Perth (Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia)

Radio interview about What is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Why is digital accessibility important and how people can start making a difference when creating digital content.

Learn more about Radio Interview about the importance of GAAD and digital accessility by VisAbility Ltd

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