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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Un/Ravel: Stories that tie us together (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join Tamman and Indy Hall for a collaborative event series to bring together diverse individuals, mindsets, experiences, and opinions in an effort to create a more empathetic and connective community. We’ll explore topics around inclusion, health, work, and the ways in which we are different and alike. By understanding how our fellow humans experience life, our hope is that we can help create spaces in our professional and personal lives which are more equitable, accessible, and honest.

Learn more about Un/Ravel: Stories that tie us together by Tamman

10 Quick Web Accessibility Methods (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

There are some things any Web Developer, Content Designer or a Product Designer/UX person can do in order to improve web accessibility and inclusion. It doesn’t hurt to know about them — and they can help your customers. This short webinar is an opportunity to explore these methods. There will be a Q&A, too. Join us! I will run this short but informative webinar with my colleague, a Senior Software Engineer Marta Dabrowka.

Learn more about 10 Quick Web Accessibility Methods by Kutyla Design Ltd

GAAD Online 2022 (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM (Escondido, CA, United States of America)

Prakat Solutions, EqualGenius Foundation, Mitra Jyothi and Dalrada Corporation are hosting yet another virtual event this year. After 7 years of physical events we went virtual due to the global pandemic. The event in 2021 had the largest ever viewership in the history of our event which started off as GAAD India.

Learn more about GAAD Online 2022 by Prakat Solutions Inc

Mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) with 3 Talks (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 5:00 PM-7:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (San Francisco, CA, United States of America)

This year, we’re diving into Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) with 3 awesome guest speakers: • First, we’ll learn from Ben Congleton with “Mistakes small business leaders make about accessibility and one CEO’s journey to fix his own.” • Next, Meryl Evans will join us for: “Communicating in multiple ways.” • Finally, to close out the evening, hear from Chris McMeeking as he discusses how current “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines don’t always map perfectly to native iOS and Android development.”

Learn more about Mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) with 3 Talks by Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup

Here’s when I understood how Accessibility matters to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (a 3Practice Circle) (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 5:00 PM-6:15 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Please join us for a conversation using an exciting new process, 3 Practice Circles ( 3practices.com ) As described by the founders of the process: “Over decades, we observed, and eventually described and named the habits of people who cross the difference divide — repeatedly and on purpose. Not only do these people have time for real conversations, they’ve decided they don’t have time for conversations that aren’t real.”

Learn more about Here’s when I understood how Accessibility matters to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (a 3Practice Circle) by Catalytic Leaps

Accessibility MythBusters uncover the truth (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Europe/Kiev (Lviv, Ukraine)

Welcome to an updated version of the TV program ‘MythBusters’! Our goal is to provide you with a real-life experience and debunk the most common accessibility myths. Let’s get acquainted! Some of us are people with visual impairment, and we belong to the dedicated team of Accessibility Test Engineers. Our mission is to help other people and facilitate the creation of accessible products for customers throughout the world. So, grasp your golden opportunity and join us!

Learn more about Accessibility MythBusters uncover the truth by SoftServe

Let’s Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19, 2022 (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM America/New_York (Cleveland, OH, United States of America)

Join UX Akron and Cleveland Accessibility in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19th, 2022. Our online meetup includes two accessibility presentations: 👉AIR: 8 Weeks to Start Your Accessibility Journey 👉The Accessibility Mentoring Program & Other Ways to Improve your Accessibility Skills

Learn more about Let’s Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19, 2022 by Cleveland Accessibility – A11yCLE

Real change, right now: The StopGap Story and Lessons for Inclusive Banking (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

Please join CIBC as we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with renowned accessibility innovator and changemaker Luke Anderson of the StopGap Foundation. Learn through Luke’s incredible story about the importance of inclusive design, an accessibility mindset and community building. Along the way, you’ll get to hear some of the exciting ways that CIBC is committed to making banking more inclusive for our clients with disabilities and their families, and get to share your own perspectives

Learn more about Real change, right now: The StopGap Story and Lessons for Inclusive Banking by CIBC

GAAD Student Bridge (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Asia/Beirut (Beirut – North Idaho, Lebanon)

GAAD Student Bridge This global meet-up celebrates the Global #Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD by bringing together students across continents to share thoughts and bridge ideas about increasing accessibility awareness and build the #inclusion culture everywhere It is a 1-hour online event that will include some fun activities and time for those who would like to share thoughts The event is organised jointly by North Idaho College and the American University of Beirut

Learn more about GAAD Student Bridge by American University of Beirut

STREAM: ProductTank HH @ Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Hamburg, Germany)

We are sure that most of us product folks are generally aware of the importance of accessibility in products as well as other aspects of life. But are we really aware? Have we ever spoken to people with disabilities about how they use our products – and have we acted upon it? We’ve decided to make this event part of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day activities and raise our awareness by bringing you Sheri Byrne-Haber and Christian Ohrens.

Learn more about STREAM: ProductTank HH @ Global Accessibility Awareness Day by ProductTank Hamburg

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