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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Jornada de reflexión sobre la accesibilidad y la inclusión en Plexus Tech (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

Será una oportunidad para que los trabajadores de Plexus Tech aprendan y puedan contribuir a hacer de la compañía un entorno más inclusivo, poniendo en valor la accesibilidad en todas las disciplinas del trabajo, desde la conceptualización de un proyecto hasta su desarrollo. Dará la bienvenida Gloria Romero, responsable del Área de Accesibilidad de Plexus tech. Se presentará un video especial sobre la inclusión de personas con discapacidad en Plexus Tech, con testimonios de los compañeros/as José Delicado y África Fernández. Ellos compartirán sus experiencias personales, cómo afrontan una jornada laboral y cómo superan las barreras en su trabajo diario. Habrá una mesa redonda para discutir las actualizaciones y requerimientos legales para empresas privadas y públicas. Participan: ⁠José Delicado (Consultor Senior Plexus) Susana Palleros (Miembro activo del X3C) Pipi Márquez (Miembro activo de IXdf) ⁠Ignacio Ojeda Aguirre (Director de la IA de Plexus) Gloria Romero (Heard Accessibility de Plexus)

Learn more about Jornada de reflexión sobre la accesibilidad y la inclusión en Plexus Tech by Plexus Tech

GAAD 2024: Local Guides (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Africa/Lagos (Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria)

As part of our annual commemoration of GAAD, we shall have an online forum for the Local Guides community to discuss our contributions towards accessibility on Google Maps and inclusive technology available for users.

Learn more about GAAD 2024: Local Guides by One Accessibility Initiative

King Saud University and the sustainability of universal access (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Asia/Riyadh (Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

The event will be held today virtually through ZOOM. The speakers will talk about these topics during the event:- 1. The sustainability of the accessibility 2. Access to the urban environment 3. Innovation for digital accessibility 4. Capacity building in accessibility programs 5. The role of universities in achieving accessibility requirements 6. A deeper understanding of universal design for learning

Softrams Accessibility Jam (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 – 17 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Thursday, May 16, 2024, help Softrams celebrate the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This 4-day event is to raise awareness about the importance of accessibility in our work to create websites/applications that can be enjoyed by a wider audience. Emphasizing the collaborative nature of accessibility, dive into a world of inclusivity and innovation as we host a series of training events, engaging seminars, and live webinars. Whether you’re a seasoned accessibility advocate or a developer just starting your journey, our schedule offers something for everyone. Gain valuable insights, learn best practices, and connect with Softrams experts and fellow enthusiasts. Together, let’s champion accessibility and create a more inclusive digital future for all. Events: May 14 – Employee Training: GAAD – Digital Accessibility Foundations (Session #1 OPTIONAL) May 15 – Navigating Digital Spaces for those with Visual Impairments May 15 – Why Accessibility Matters, the Significance of Automated Web Accessibility Tools, and Who Can Benefit From Using Them May 16 – PUBLIC EVENT. Designing for Accessibility (with HX team members) May 16 – Employee Training: GAAD – Digital Accessibility Foundations (Session #2 OPTIONAL) May 17 – Employee Training: GAAD – Digital Accessibility Foundations (Session #3 OPTIONAL) On Demand Events: Accessibility Beyond Compliance (GAAD 2023) Cognitive Load Workshop (GAAD 2023) AI and Accessibility Accessibility Training 101

Learn more about Softrams Accessibility Jam by Softrams

SNSW’s digital accessibility journey, from aspiration to Innovation. (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Australia/Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Representatives of the Digital Services team within Service NSW (A state government agency) will be sharing their accessibility journey from aspiration to Innovation. In the session, they will discuss, · the organisational, culture and capacity challenges on accessibility we faced. · How they have strategically addressed those challenges. · Delivering ‘good’ with free tools · Executive and cross team support, · Risk management and good governance to drive transformation. · Our ongoing roadmap of innovation. · How you can leverage SNSW’s efforts.

Learn more about SNSW’s digital accessibility journey, from aspiration to Innovation. by Service NSW

[HILTON] Hands on table of activities (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (United Arab Emirates)

Join us for hands-on activities and experiences for Global Accessibility Awareness Day. We will have simulations of different disabilities, large print playing cards, and so much more.

Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp (Europe & India) (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

In this free, virtual training session on the fundamentals of digital accessibility attendees will learn: -What is digital accessibility and why is it important? -European & Indian compliance guidelines. -How do people with disabilities navigate the web? -How can you champion accessibility to make a difference in your organization today. This training is intended for all audiences; including policymakers, management, content creators, developers, designers, testers, and everything in between.

Learn more about Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp (Europe & India) by Deque Systems, Inc.

A11yTalks GAAD with Sheri Byrne-Haber: Improving Accessibility through Leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

To celebrate GAAD, A11yTalks is hosting a live virtual talk with Sheri Byrne-Haber. Sheri will talk about leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) to automate accessibility tasks represents a transformative advancement in digital inclusion efforts. These powerful models can replace manual accessibility work by generating image descriptions, providing real-time closed captions, and seamlessly translating content into multiple languages. LLMs can convert complicated documents and interfaces into plain language and improve consistency between products. All of these reduce the burden on content creators, designers, developers, accessibility, and quality assurance teams. As LLM use evolves, it holds the promise of significantly enhancing accessibility and making digital content more inclusive for individuals with diverse assistive technology needs.

Learn more about A11yTalks GAAD with Sheri Byrne-Haber: Improving Accessibility through Leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) by A11yTalks

[HILTON] Inclusive Fitness: Supporting Athletes with Disabilities in Hotel Gym (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Join us for a meaningful discussion about the needs of athletes with disabilities, especially when it comes to working out in hotel gyms while away from home. Hear from these athletes themselves as they share their experiences and insights. Learn about the steps hotels can take to make their gym facilities more accessible. By attending this panel discussion, you’ll be part of an important conversation about inclusivity and accessibility in the hospitality industry. Take advantage of this chance to learn, share, and empower these athletes!

Immersion and Experience Zone (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 12:00 PM-8:00 PM (Bangalore, Karnataka, India)

Awareness Pop up stalls with immersion activities at Malls, Corporate Offices, Rural government offices, Colleges in Karnataka.

Learn more about Immersion and Experience Zone by The Association of People with Disability

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