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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Informationsveranstaltung und Schulung (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Am 16. Mai 2024 bieten wir die Gelegenheit, sich über die Bedeutung und Umsetzung barrierefreier Inhalte zu informieren. Anlass ist der Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), ein Tag, der weltweit das Bewusstsein für digitale Barrierefreiheit stärkt. Die FH Aachen beteiligt sich lädt zur Teilnahme an einer Informationsveranstaltung ein. Die Veranstaltung will verschiedene Perspektiven der digitalen Barrierefreiheit beleuchten und Lehrenden eine Schulung zur Erstellung digital barrierefreier Inhalte anbieten.

Learn more about Informationsveranstaltung und Schulung by Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik an der Fachhochschule Aachen

AI Opportunities for Accessibility (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

CarMax & Edmunds, leaders in the automotive research and retail space, are hosting a presentation on how AI is changing how we work as designers, developers, and content creators and the opportunities it presents for people with disabilities. This day will also include workshops focused on accessible design and development.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Includa BBQ (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Newcastle East, NSW, Australia)

Located at the old train sheds – Foreshore Park, we come together as a provider of Disability supports to share time and stories. Participants and their support workers come to enjoy a free BBQ lunch, craft and sport activities with Guest speakers telling their journey of Accessibility to technology as a disabled person. We have chosen to theme this BBQ with GAAD as we support people in the deaf blind community and also those with Motor and Cognitive impairments. To grow awareness in this space to what is possible.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Includa BBQ by Includa

Understanding AI’s Influence on Accessibility and Inclusion (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Global)

Join us for an insightful webinar that explores the significant role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in enhancing accessibility within workplaces and classrooms, and its broader implications for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). We will cover AI’s potential to transform educational and professional environments through personalized learning and remote work, while also addressing its capacity to both challenge and reinforce biases in hiring, education, and access to technology. This session will not only highlight the positive impacts of AI but will also critically examine its limitations and the critical role of leadership in promoting an inclusive culture through the adoption of AI. Participants will leave with a nuanced understanding of AI’s influence on accessibility and DEIB, equipped with practical strategies for leveraging AI to create more inclusive spaces. Date: Thursday May 16, 2024 Time: 11am to 12pm Arizona time Location: Zoom Webinar

Learn more about Understanding AI’s Influence on Accessibility and Inclusion by University of Phoenix

Integrate Accessibility into Your Organization (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Accessibility is critical now more than ever as we continue to make more and more experiences digital. Creating inclusive and usable digital experiences ensures people with disabilities can accomplish their digital objectives and live their lives independently. Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with TPGi and learn from our team of experts how to integrate accessibility into your organization. Our 2-hour event is carefully designed to provide a supportive environment for organizations seeking education on digital accessibility best practices or searching for guidance on how to start their accessibility journey. During this session you will learn about: -The importance of accessibility -Creating an accessibility strategy -Inclusive design and UX considerations -Developer tools and tricks Register today!

Learn more about Integrate Accessibility into Your Organization by TPGi

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Exhibit (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Sacramento, CA, United States of America)

CalPERS will join organizations worldwide in recognizing the 13th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day to talk, think, and learn about digital access and inclusion. This year’s observance will be highlighted by a lunchtime disability and technology exhibit hosted by our Accessibility Compliance Team. The event will take place Thursday, May 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the LPN Café Corridor. Leaders who participate and sign in at the exhibit area will earn Continuing Education Credit. The exhibit will showcase the important work being performed at CalPERS to ensure people of all abilities are accommodated and have access to our technologies and resources. This includes inclusive services available to team members. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy team will be on hand to promote the value of CalHR’s disability survey and provide team members the opportunity to complete this anonymous, online questionnaire. The Department of Rehabilitation will also be exhibiting and providing disability-related information resources.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day Exhibit by California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Breaking the Barrier to creating Accessible Digital Content (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Africa/Lagos (Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria)

This event is a workshop which targets practicing Journalists.

Accessibility Panel Discussion (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Dubuque, United States of America)

On May 16th, we will delve into the crucial themes surrounding accessibility in education. Our panelists will explore defining accessibility, identifying challenges, promoting inclusivity, leveraging technology, understanding legal obligations, engaging the community, and measuring impact.

Workshop on Accessibility for government IT Officers and Engineers (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM (Pokhara, Gandaki, Nepal)

One-day workshop to raise awareness among government officers, IT professionals, and engineers about the critical importance of accessibility for persons with disabilities. During this interactive session, we will explore the following key areas: Understanding Accessibility: Learn about the fundamental principles of accessibility, including web accessibility, physical infrastructure, and communication. Legal Framework and Rights: Discover how international conventions and national laws advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. Understand the role of government agencies in ensuring accessibility. Challenges and Solutions: Explore common challenges faced by persons with disabilities and practical solutions to enhance accessibility. Engage in discussions on inclusive design and assistive technologies. Best Practices: Gain insights into successful accessibility initiatives and best practices from around the world. Learn how small changes can make a big impact. Collaboration and Commitment: Discuss the role of government agencies, IT departments, and engineers in promoting accessibility. Explore ways to collaborate and create a more inclusive society.

Learn more about Workshop on Accessibility for government IT Officers and Engineers by National Federation of the disabled Nepal

Nothing About Us Without Us Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Asia/Dhaka (Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

GAAD aims to educate and inform people about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in accessing digital content and technology. To increase awareness about the importance of digital accessibility and its impact on individuals with disabilities.

Learn more about Nothing About Us Without Us Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 by Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme of the ICT and Cabinet Division Supported by UNDP

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