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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Understanding Canada’s Web Accessibility Laws Webinar (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

When websites are not mindfully built and maintained to accommodate many different types of people and ever-changing technology, they risk violating basic human rights. And that’s why parts of the globe—including Canada—have introduced regulations and guidelines to deliver better web experiences. Learn how to keep pace with federal and provincial legislation for mandated web accessibility in this free webinar.

Learn more about Understanding Canada’s Web Accessibility Laws Webinar by tbk & AODA Online

Understanding DOJ Web Accessibility Guidance (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-1:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Though the DOJ has taken a significant step forward when it released guidance on web accessibility and the ADA in March 2022, it doesn’t mean it’s crystal clear for everyone. If you are still unclear about what the guidance means for you, we’re here to help. Accesible360’s founder and renowned industry expert Michele Landis will moderate a panel of defense and plaintiff attorneys to discuss the reasoning, potential impacts, and more.

Learn more about Understanding DOJ Web Accessibility Guidance by T-Base – CommonLook – Accessible360

GAAD with BarrierBreak (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

BarrierBreak marks the 11th anniversary of GAAD by inviting experts in the field of accessibility to talk with our employees. We are excited to have David Banes – Global Access & Inclusion Consultant and Matthew Brennan – Accessibility Program Manager share their thoughts with our employees on 19th May, 2022.

Web Accessibility Compliance in 2022: What Every Legal Counsel Needs to Know (Virtual)

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

There were more than 2,800 web accessibility lawsuits filed in Federal Court in 2021, a 14 percent increase from 2020. As this number continues to climb, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is weighing in. What should every legal counsel know about web accessibility compliance in 2022? How should your organization respond to this latest guidance? And how do you mitigate your risk of non-compliance? With Law.com, we’ve aggregated a panel of accessibility attorneys, including a former DOJ insider.

Learn more about Web Accessibility Compliance in 2022: What Every Legal Counsel Needs to Know by eSSENTIAL Accessibility

GAAD 2022: Accessibility Beyond the Website (Virtual)

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

Your website serves as a lobby to your organization. It is crucial people know how to enter, navigate and access resources. But what lies beyond the website? Surely your organization extends beyond the lobby, doesn’t it? What about your hiring process, or your internal presentations and documentation – are they accessible? Join us and special guest Lori Samuels from NBCUniversal to discuss what lies beyond the website, and how accessibility can help transform your organization for the better.

Learn more about GAAD 2022: Accessibility Beyond the Website by Ablr

Neurodiversity in the Workplace (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:05 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (San Fransisco, CA, United States of America)

Disability inclusion consultant Margaux Joffe will present on Neurodiversity in the workplace. Marguax is an award-winning producer, certified accessibility professional, and the founder of the Kaleidoscope Society for Women with ADHD. In 2017 she helped Yahoo launch the technology industry’s first Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group (ERG) to create a more inclusive workplace for minds of all kinds. She currently facilitates a professional development program for adults with ADHD.

Learn more about Neurodiversity in the Workplace by Twitter

Non-Visual Web Browsing: Beyond Web Accessibility (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 1:30 PM-2:15 PM America/New_York (Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America)

Old Dominion University Libraries will celebrate GAAD 2022 by hosting a talk with Professor Vikas Ashok titled “Non-Visual Web Browsing: Beyond Web Accessibility”. Professor Ashok leads the Accessible Computing Lab at Old Dominion University. The group’s research focuses on accessible computing, an interdisciplinary field that crosscuts Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence.

Learn more about Non-Visual Web Browsing: Beyond Web Accessibility by Old Dominion University Libraries

Tech Access Initiative and How Wheelchair Users Gain Independence Through Accessible Technology (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Come learn how wheelchair users gain independence through accessible technology. Join host Paul Amadeus Lane with his special guests Michele Lee and Tyler Schrenk as they discuss how the Tech Access Group, part of United Spinal Association, is at the forefront of making technology accessible for all.

Learn more about Tech Access Initiative and How Wheelchair Users Gain Independence Through Accessible Technology by United Spinal Association

Highlights of Autonomous Vehicles / NFB Keynote Replay from ICT 2022 (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM America/New_York (Baltimore, MD, United States of America)

The 2022 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium takes place in person/online May 17 and 18. As part of GAAD on May 19, we will be replaying NFB President Mark Riccobono’s Keynote “Experiences as a Test Driver: The Blind Driver Challenge and its impact on technology, accessibility, and new possibilities for independence”. We then host a recap discussion of this year’s conference sessions addressing accessibility testing and Autonomous Vehicles, and plans for R&D in this area in the future.

Learn more about Highlights of Autonomous Vehicles / NFB Keynote Replay from ICT 2022 by Accessibility Track

#GAAD in Ottawa – Accessibility and Procurement + Making Accessible Widgets (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Toronto (Ottawa, Canada)

We will have 2 talks: Accessibility and Procurement at the US GSAA by Mike Gifford The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! by Rabab Gomaa https://www.meetup.com/a11yOttawa/events/285774885/ for details

Learn more about #GAAD in Ottawa – Accessibility and Procurement + Making Accessible Widgets by a11yOttawa

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