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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GAAD Inclusion and Accessibility with Christopher Patnoe, a GDG NYC event (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-12:30 PM America/New_York (New York City, New York, United States of America)

Thursday, May 19, 2022 is the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Help GDG NYC & Google Women Techmakers celebrate GAAD and get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments. 👉Join our special guest Christopher Patnoe, EMEA Lead for Accessibility and Disability Inclusion @ Google in a session moderated by Wendy Durica, Accessibility Advocate and Platform Team Lead at Kantar

Learn more about GAAD Inclusion and Accessibility with Christopher Patnoe, a GDG NYC event by Kantar

Global Accessibility – What we can do (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Australia/Perth (Fremantle, WA, Australia)

A short presentation to staff on improving accessibility in their day-to-day working lives – including considering the reduction of jargon, understanding the literacy level of over 40% of Australian adults, Human Rights and The Disability Discrimination Act. The presentation will be engaging with insightful short videos and a ‘7 steps to accessibility success’

Learn more about Global Accessibility – What we can do by Department of Communities

GAAD reddit AMA with Anika Henke – Accessibility Specialist with the UK Government (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-12:00 PM Europe/London

Ever use any of the great resources the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) produces on accessibility? Curious how this open government leader is also leading with digital accessibility? Want to know what role user research has with digital accessibility? Join the r/accessibility Reddit on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) from 19 May at 12 noon BST to ask Anika Henke who is an Accessibility Specialist working for the UK government. Anika will be open to answering AMA questions for 24hrs to allow for people around the world to engage.

GDS has had a wide impact far beyond the UK and digital government. Join the Reddit accessibility community in asking Anika what interests you about her work with accessibility. 

Learn more about GAAD reddit AMA with Anika Henke – Accessibility Specialist with the UK Government by GDS

Vraag en antwoord: toegankelijke apps (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Gratis vraag- en antwoordsessie over toegankelijke apps. Sinds 2021 moeten ook mobiele apps aan de toegankelijkheidsrichtlijnen voldoen. Hoe pas je de toegankelijkheidsrichtlijnen toe op apps? Bram Duvigneau, Rimmert Sijtsma en Jan Jaap de Groot beantwoorden van 12.00 – 13.00 uur zoveel mogelijk vragen.

Learn more about Vraag en antwoord: toegankelijke apps by Firm Ground

Accessible information in Healthcare (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-12:45 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

In this educational webinar hosted by Synertec, our expert speakers will address the accessibility gap within healthcare, and discuss how we can support the NHS and healthcare providers to aid comprehension by transforming letters into a format suited to each patient’s individual needs.

Learn more about Accessible information in Healthcare by Synertec

Creating an accessible & inclusive workplace (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Australia/Brisbane (Australia)

Are you an accessible and inclusive employer of choice? Are you providing accessible and inclusive services for your customers?

Not all disabilities and impairments are obvious, however inaccessible work practices can create major barriers in the workplace. Often very minor modifications need to be made to make a BIG difference.

In this panel Q&A you will hear about real strategies and methods to help you create more accessible and inclusive business practices, for your staff and your customers.

Learn more about Creating an accessible & inclusive workplace by leaderslounge.com.au

GAAD 2022: Considering Digital Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America)

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022, Queen City Bytes and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library are presenting an awareness building session about the barriers faced by people with cognitive disabilities when using a website or application. We will discuss the following:

  • visible vs invisible disabilities
  • cognitive disabilities diagnoses such as ADHD, Dyslexia, brain injury, Autism, and aging
  • eight objectives for making content usable for people with cognitive disabilities

Learn more about GAAD 2022: Considering Digital Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Queen City Bytes

Mile Two Presents A11y Lightning Talks in Honor of GAAD (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (Dayton, Ohio, United States of America)

At Mile Two we are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day by hosting a lunch and learn featuring lightning talks around the topic of Accessibility. Talks from Kasey Bonifacio ( she/her/hers ), Heather Taylor ( she/her ), and Ren Estep ( she/they )

Learn more about Mile Two Presents A11y Lightning Talks in Honor of GAAD by Mile Two LLC

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Lunch and Learn (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

At Bell, we are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day by hosting a lunch and learn featuring product demos and lightning talks around the topic of Accessibility.

Accessibility in Action (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Join World Services for the Blind for a discussion with several successful alumni working in the field of accessibility. They will discuss tips to making the web more accessible, how they got started working in the field of accessibility and assistive technology, and an overview of the WSB programs that can help those who are blind and visually impaired achieve their dreams!

Learn more about Accessibility in Action by World Services for the Blind

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