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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Global Accessibility Awareness Day with xDesign (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-3:30 PM Europe/London (Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Every user deserves a first-class digital experience, including the one billion worldwide who have disabilities. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (or GAAD) is an annual event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. And now it’s your time to get involved in the conversation. Join us in our Edinburgh office, where you’ll hear from a variety of speakers sharing past experiences, industry insights and best practices on how to make digital accessible for everyone.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day with xDesign by xDesign

Cognitive Accessibility Beyond the Alt Tags, with an Interactive Exercise (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:30 PM-2:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

This presentation focuses on commonly overlooked cognitive accessibility issues, which affect nearly 20% of people. It includes an interactive exercise using practical solutions for improving UI for cognitive accessibility. Join Zoom Meeting https://softrams.zoom.us/j/95640720396?pwd=TTB5ckxyMEJWM2kwRWlUY3JMeDFSUT09 Meeting ID: 956 4072 0396 Passcode: 123321

Learn more about Cognitive Accessibility Beyond the Alt Tags, with an Interactive Exercise by Softrams

Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:30 PM-2:30 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is offering its Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp training for free. Join this live training on Thursday, May 19th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM ET.

Learn more about Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp by Deque

Learn ASL for Common Workplace Phrases (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM America/New_York (Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America)

The CGI Federal Accessibility Champions Network (ACN) and newly-formed CGI Disability & Neurodiversity Advocates (DNA) Member Resource Group (MRG) are partnering on a fun event in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022. The event will feature American Sign Language (ASL) instruction on common workplace signs.

Learn more about Learn ASL for Common Workplace Phrases by CGI Federal

Atos Global GAAD Event (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Lisbon (Global)

On Thursday 19th of May Atos will host its 8th annual event to celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an awareness day focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. Our aim in Atos this year is to discuss how we can achieve accessibility at scale.

Learn more about Atos Global GAAD Event by Atos

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) meetup (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/Helsinki (Espoo, Finland)

We believe that technologies and the web are meant to enhance user experience instead of constraining it. Everyone must have a right to experience digital products equally and inclusively despite various disabilities. We would like to raise awareness and get everyone in the organization thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion. We hope to find more like-minded colleagues through the event, who would like to find ways to collaborate and join our efforts together

the thing ? (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

I will be talking about my experience as a disabled vtuber good and bad. sharing resources I’ve personally found to help me as a viewer and content creator

Learn more about the thing ? by octogeisha

Global Accessibility Awareness: A Conversation with Lullabot and Live Q&A (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, join Lullabot for a conversation about accessibility. We’ll also take your questions. We’ll chat about: – Using JavaScript and accessibility – New things in Drupal – Video accessibility – Paying attention to accessibility from design through development – Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good And more! Hosted by Chris Albrecht Panelists: Kat Shaw (Senior Front-end Developer), Aubrey Sambor (Senior Front-end Developer), and Pauline Judge (Front-end Developer)

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness: A Conversation with Lullabot and Live Q&A by Lullabot

Teach Access Panel on the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Detroit (Global)

Join Teach Access for a panel discussion focused around the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit. The goal of the panel is to provide a compelling story of how building accessibility skills into your hiring process benefits: 1. Companies and higher education by ensuring candidates have accessibility knowledge and skills at the time of hiring. 2. The disability community by demonstrating the value of and commitment to accessibility at your company.

Learn more about Teach Access Panel on the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit by Teach Access

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) @ UCSF (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States of America)

An afternoon of UCSF digital accessibility allies sharing tips and strategies for promoting and producing accessible content.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) @ UCSF by University of California San Francisco

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