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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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
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.
Accessible Document Review Support (Private/Internal)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM America/St_Johns (St. John’s, Canada)
In honour of Global Accessibility Awareness Day and in collaboration with Accessibility Services (Blundon Centre), CITL’s Learning Technology Coaches would like to invite Memorial University’s instructional staff to participate in an accessibility document review process. Using best practices as outlined by WebAIM, coaches will use accessibility checklists for Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents to review documents and highlight items that can be adjusted to make it more accessible. These checklists focus on the accessible use of headings, appropriate inclusion of tables, images and other formatting features. This event is open only to instructional staff at Memorial University of Newfoundland Labrador.
Learn more about Accessible Document Review Support by Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Memorial University of Newfoundland Labrador, Canada
Global Accessibility Awareness Day — It matters to all of us (Private/Internal)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-8:00 PM America/Denver (Boise, Idaho, United States of America)
HP Inc. celebrates GAAD by hosting two internal webinars – Europe and Americas time zone friendly and an Asia Pacific time zone friendly. We have approximately 3000 employees registered to join this webinar. The line-up includes, • Enrique Lores, HP President & CEO welcoming employees to the day. • Joe Devon, Co-founder of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, sharing his motivation for creating this day. • HP Customer Support and Product Design Specialists sharing ways HP provides an inclusive customer experience. • A conversation with special guest Anthony Purcell, Equipment Specialist/Founding Partner, sharing how he has used his personal experience to help others with accessibility needs and how we all play an important role as well. • Employee panel: Senior leaders lead a panel featuring HP employees with disabilities discussing how accessibility impacts work and life. • Advocate and caregiver panel: Senior leaders lead a panel featuring HP employees who are advocates or caregivers sharing their stories.
Celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! ON 18th May (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Asia/Dili (New Delhi, New Delhi, India)
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is the nodal body to look after all the development agenda of Persons with Disabilities of the country. With the vision to build an inclusive society in which equal opportunities are provided for the growth and development of Persons with Disabilities so that they can lead productive, safe and dignified lives, the Department will be celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 18th May 2023.
Keeping ‘inclusion’ as a central mandate, the Department with 65 institutes/organisations that are associated with DEPwD will be conducting events at more than 80 places across India. Celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of May every year the purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital- web, software, mobile, etc. access/inclusion for people with different disabilities. Aligning with GAAD’s purpose and with the aim the to make technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities the Department shall organise seminars/webinars on topics like accessibility of websites, social media platforms, mobile/PC as well as in banking systems, universal design, assistive technologies, and disability representations. Even distribution camps shall be organised to distribute aids and Teaching Learning Material (TLM) kits, launch new aids & assistive devices and further demonstrate accessible short films among other awareness generation programs. All the events shall involve experts from the field of technology accessibility, academicians, industry leaders, policy-makers among others. Moreover, thousands of Persons with Disabilities, many experts themselves in the domain of digital accessibility, shall also be participating to share their challenges and experiences.
The celebration and awareness generation of GAAD by the Department is national level celebration that is poised to bring together all relevant stakeholders on a single day across multiple locations of India to share knowledge, experiences, views and ideas, and discuss the latest developments and trends in the field of Digital and technological accessibility. The celebration shall thus further strengthen mutual confidence and interoperability of institutions as per the needs of PwDs and also enable sharing of best practices. The exercise will be yet another milestone in strengthening digital accessibility in continuation to the 3-day Web-Accessibility Workshop organised by DEPwD in March 2023. With the firm belief that every Person with Disability deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web, the celebration of GAAD is a progressive step of DEPwD to enable Persons with Disabilities to participate as independent and productive members of society.
Learn more about Celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! ON 18th May by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities , Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
National Level Webinar on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM (India)
Thanks to National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NIEPID), Secunderabad, India of the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. Was happy to deliver the session in the National Webinar on the topic, Accessibility with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an Enabler virtually. I believe the session was useful and created awareness among many special educators, institutional heads and on Breaking the barriers through Accessibility and Assistive Technology, by following up Global and National Guidelines for websites, documents and applications and being a change by starting our own born accessible documents.
Edward Jones celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) (Private/Internal)
18 May 2023 | 10:30 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), on May 18th Edward Jones is hosting an internal virtual event to highlight the work done to create a place of belonging for the firm’s associates and clients with disabilities. Speakers will highlight the need for accessible technology, disability strategy, digital accessibility education and promote internal resource group. Webinar will also include a panel discussion featuring branch and home office associates who will share their disability and accessibility experiences and perspectives. Although this event is limited to Edward Jones associates, we are proud to participate in the global movement to make digital accessibility and inclusion a priority for our clients and the firm.
How to create accessible online meetings and workshops in Microsoft Teams (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Australia/Perth (VICTORIA PARK, Western Australia, Australia)
Staff members will be provided training on how to conduct accessible online meetings and workshops in Microsoft Teams. VisAbility will also be releasing a short video on the GAAD website.
The Accessible Advantage (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Ready to level up your knowledge and skills in Digital Accessibility? Join our Digital Accessibility seminar to unlock the secrets to mastering Digital Accessibility and stay ahead of the latest industry trends!
Learn more about The Accessible Advantage by Purple Beard