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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Coding As A Blind Developer (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Africa/Johannesburg (South Africa)

Brett Strydom has been developing software for 20 years. His experience includes helping to build scalable software capable of handling millions of transactions, building actuarial models and developing strong Agile teams. Special interests include Mathematics and artificial intelligence. In this talk he will be sharing some of my experiences as a blind developer and he will share some tips and guidelines should a blind person join your team.

Learn more about Coding As A Blind Developer by Frontend Developer South Africa

UXPA UK Global Accessibility Awareness Day – The After Party (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-7:45 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Accessibility isn’t just for GAAD, it’s for life, but as we have for the past few years, UXPA UK is joining in the celebrations. We’re always glad when it’s GAAD! Speakers Jamie Knight and Danny Weissberg will give two fascinating talks on the potential and power that digital accessibility can provide in terms of inclusive research and design for the Metaverse and Inclusive AI in a Voice-First World. The event is free and open to all, live English captions will be provided by a stenographer.

Learn more about UXPA UK Global Accessibility Awareness Day – The After Party by UXPA UK

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Nepal (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM (Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal)

Nepal Internet Foundation and Disability Nepal an initiative to Digital Inclusion Nepal is going to celebrate “Global Accessibility Awareness Day Nepal” for the first time. It will be a joyful event with a welcome program by formal Ministry of ICT, following a useful discussion on the Digital Accessibility of services in Nepal.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day Nepal by Nepal Internet Foundation

a11yMTL – GAAD (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM America/Toronto (Montréal, QC, Canada)

Since 2010, a11yMTL has been dedicated to raising awareness of the needs and benefits of digital accessibility in Montreal. For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a11yMTL will present an online talk in French.

Learn more about a11yMTL – GAAD by a11yMTL

Design Research by the Visually Impaired and Large Corporations that You Can Only Hear About Here|PLAYERS (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

The prototyping team PLAYERS has co-created products and services for the visually impaired with Mizuno, JR East, the Blind Soccer Association, and others. This event, held in collaboration with GAAD Japan, will be a frank talk about the design research conducted by PLAYERS and the “white cane that makes you want to go out with it” jointly planned with Mizuno, from the viewpoints of visually impaired people, supporters, and companies.

Learn more about Design Research by the Visually Impaired and Large Corporations that You Can Only Hear About Here|PLAYERS by General Incorporated Association PLAYERS

Common Web Accessibility Issues (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Europe/Bucharest (Global)

In this webinar, we are going to discuss some of the most common web accessibility issues. Lots of real examples will be presented along with some ways to remediate the issues.

Learn more about Common Web Accessibility Issues by theUXProdigy

GAAD 1401 in Iran (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Asia/Tehran (Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of))

#GAAD1401, This webinar is held by the usability stage channel and examines the status of accessibility in the production of Persian applications and websites and explores ways to make digital products accessible. Also in this webinar, we will unveil and introduce the website “Persian translated WCAG Version 2.1” To participate, Register by this link: https://eseminar.tv/wb66417

Learn more about GAAD 1401 in Iran by Usability Stage

Global Accessibility Awareness Day L&L with Guest Speaker: Molly Watt (Virtual)

20 May 2022 | 4:00 AM-8:00 AM Europe/London (Widnes, CHESHIRE, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

CWSI have teamed up with Molly Watt to celebrate the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Thursday May 19th 2022. Molly is an experienced keynote speaker, usability and accessibility consultant who specialises in assistive technology and design for those with sensory impairment. The session will run 11:45-12:45 on 19th May. Molly will talk to us about the importance of inclusion, tools for inclusive design, and share top tips on simple things we can all do within the workplace.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day L&L with Guest Speaker: Molly Watt by CWSI

Celebrate GAAD with OpenSidewalks: Mapping for Accessibility on OpenStreetMap (Virtual)

20 May 2022 | 7:30 AM-8:30 AM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

Join us for a celebratory experience exploring open data mapping for access to transportation and mobility with OpenSidewalks At this event, we will:

  • introduce open data mapping in OpenStreetMap
  • introduce OpenSidewalks: what do we need to map for accessibility and why?
  • teach participants first steps of mapping your city for accessibility

Prior recommended work: sign up for an account on OpenStreetMap.org Who: Accessibility Advocates! Map and open data lovers! Sustainability advocates!

Learn more about Celebrate GAAD with OpenSidewalks: Mapping for Accessibility on OpenStreetMap by Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Charity Marathon! Dreamscape Foundation (Virtual)

20 May 2022 – 03 Jun 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Naples, Florida, United States of America)

Join us starting the day after #GAAD to help us raise funds for Dreamscape Foundation – A charity to help fund and advance research into accessible technology, as well as support those living with disabilities At Dreamscape Foundation, we know millions of Americans – and many more across the globe – are affected by disabilities. The people who fall into this number are all around us. They share our schools and our workplaces. They interact with the same physical and online environments we have grown dependent upon. Yet their lives are filled with unseen challenges. In silence, they wrestle with the tools, technology, and environments so often designed with people without disabilities in mind.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day Charity Marathon! Dreamscape Foundation by Dreamscape Foundation

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