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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Strategies for Growing an Organizational Accessibility Practice (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)
Join us on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) as we discuss ways to implement inclusive policies within your organization to build a comprehensive accessibility practice for your company. We’ll discuss priorities, common challenges, and provide solutions to help you on your way to a more inclusive environment. Key takeaways: Understand key steps and milestones to build internal accessibility policies. Get tips on finding accessibility champions throughout your organization. Hear real-world stories of how small wins created big changes.
UX Spotlight: How Salesforce Used Accessibility Research to Drive Change with the Redesign of Salesforce.com (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)
UX research is a key element of creating websites and products. Taking accessibility into account and including participants with disabilities during user research is a critical part of creating websites and products that are accessible to everyone. Accessibility research helps validate design ideas and aids in getting ahead of potentially inaccessible applications and features. Join us on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Thu 5/18) for a panel discussion with UX leaders from Salesforce and AnswerLab as they cover:
- How the team applied accessibility research when redesigning their public-facing website
- Successes and challenges along the way
- Best practices regarding research in this space
- Questions around key considerations in an open Q&A session
Digital inclusion: It’s an ongoing journey toward accessibility. (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America)
Making key changes to your website and the digital services that you offer can create a better experience for everyone. We call this digital accessibility. Join our session to learn how two local governments are creating a more positive, inclusive digital experience for all. In our session, you’ll learn:
- How we’re making our organization’s digital experience more accessible.
- How to make digital content accessible for all the ways that people think and those who’ve experienced trauma.
- Resources to help people learn how to use technology and the internet.
- Assistive technology and help offered at Hennepin County Libraries.
- Ways to work with others to make things more accessible for everyone.
Presenters: City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County staff, guest speaker from Planet Technologies
We encourage government employees to attend. Everyone has a part in making the digital experience accessible to all.
Learn more about Digital inclusion: It’s an ongoing journey toward accessibility. by City of Minneapolis
Accessibility and Event Technology: A Beginner’s Guide (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM America/New_York (Global)
According to the World Health Organization, 16% of people worldwide have a disability, with the US even higher at 26%. Join us for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and we’ll break down the essential aspects of accessibility and how you can begin to create events that are genuinely accessible and create an inclusive experience for ALL your customers.
Ask Us Anything – Oklahoma ABLE Tech (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Stillwater, OK, United States of America)
Join Oklahoma ABLE Tech on Thursday, May 18, at 11:00 am CDT for a virtual Ask Us Anything! To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re putting together a panel of our staff experts about digital accessibility, assistive technology (AT), and ABLE Tech programs and services to answer your burning questions!
Learn more about Ask Us Anything – Oklahoma ABLE Tech by Oklahoma ABLE Tech
#GAAD2023: Why it’s crucial to prioritise accessibility and how to get buy-in (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Australia)
Live Webinar: Thursday, May 18th 11:00 AM (GMT+8 ) | 1:00 PM (AEDT) Join Monsido by CivicPlus for this special Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with special guest panellist, Josh Tseng, where we will discuss how to get started with digital accessibility and how to convince your organisation of its importance. What you’ll learn in this special #GAAD2023 webinar:
- The state of website accessibility in Asia-Pacific
- Why web- and digital accessibility is vital to tackle in 2023
- Educating and convincing stakeholders in your organisation
- Ask us about how to get started with digital- and web accessibility!
Learn more about #GAAD2023: Why it’s crucial to prioritise accessibility and how to get buy-in by Monsido powered by CivicPlus
Global Accessibility Awareness Day Webinar by the Open Voice Network (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-11:30 AM America/Chicago (United States of America)
Voice AI can be a powerful tool for improving healthcare access and quality for people around the world, regardless of their location, language, or disability. The Bridge2AI Voice Initiative is a project funded by NIH Common’s Fund that aims to use voice as a health biomarker in clinical care by creating ethical and diverse voice databases to support voice AI research and developing predictive models to help with screening, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases. On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which is marked annually on the third Thursday of May, the Open Voice Network will host two leading experts on voice disorders research and treatment, who will also share their work with the Bridge2AI Voice Initiative.
Conversational AI can assist in providing personalized and adaptive services for people with various health conditions, and can help with diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and prevention of diseases, as well as enhancing communication, education, and empowerment for patients and caregivers. We hope you can join use for this special webinar session. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 18 May at 18:00 CET / 12:00 Eastern / 09:00 Pacific.
Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day Webinar by the Open Voice Network by Open Voice Network
Global Accessibility Awareness Day with xDesign 2023 (Private/Internal)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Europe/London (Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
A series of talks and activities being hosted in Both our Edinburgh and Leeds offices simultaneously. This event with be for xDesign staff however it will be recorded and shared on social media afterwards. We will be covering experiential (first hand accounts) and technical (digital build and design) topics one of which will include recruitment.
Exclusion busting: How disability inclusion can enhance your market research capability, work quality and impact (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/London (London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
MRS Unlimited is the affinity group at the Market Research Society to support and progress disability-inclusive market research and researchers. For this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day we invite you to a webinar to learn how disability inclusion can make research workplaces and work better. Four MRS Unlimited members will share their experiences personally and professionally to illustrate the importance of disability inclusion in research. We will share some practical approaches that you can apply in your workplace and work to recognise and proactively address exclusion. This allows for a broader and better empowered talent pool for your business and more complete and accurate research for your clients.
Webinar on ‘Learn to Empower through Digital Accessibility’ (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Asia/Kolkata (Delhi, Delhi, India)
Rehabilitation Council of India in collaboration with Enable India foundation is organizing a webinar on ‘Learn to Empower through Digital Accessibility’. Sessions on Accessible technologies at workplaces, Accessible learning platform for persons with learning disability, Learn to make your content accessible through latest accessible technologies, Addressing national and international guidelines for digital accessibility.
Learn more about Webinar on ‘Learn to Empower through Digital Accessibility’ by Rehabilitation Council of India