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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GAAD – (Re)design the way (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 2:30 PM-5:30 PM Europe/Lisbon (Aveiro, Portugal)

No dia 19/05 celebra-se o Dia Mundial da Consciencialização para a Acessibilidade (GAAD), um dia dedicado à sensibilização e promoção de conversas, reflexões e aprendizagens sobre acesso digital inclusivo. Uma vez mais a Bosch Aveiro junta-se a esta iniciativa, cujo objetivo é inspirar insights transformativos sobre inclusão e know-how de acessibilidade, juntando as comunidades dedicadas ao desenvolvimento de tecnologia acessível (developers, designers, especialistas de usabilidade, etc.).

Learn more about GAAD – (Re)design the way by Bosch in Aveiro

Global Accessibility Awareness (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (Delhi, Delhi, India)

Sarthak Educational Trust works towards the empowerment of PwDs since 2008, supporting their journey with a lifecycle approach. Join us for this enriching panel discussion with top accessibility & inclusivity leaders and be a part of this global movement building a world for all!

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness by Sarthak Educational Trust

Mario Kart Marathon (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/London (Global)

Come and play Mario Kart with disabled and able gamers alike as we discuss accessbility issues that can affect gaming.

Learn more about Mario Kart Marathon by N/A

Global Accessibility Awareness (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (Delhi, Delhi, India)

Sarthak Educational Trust works towards the empowerment of PwDs since 2008, supporting their journey with a lifecycle approach. Join us for this enriching panel discussion with top accessibility & inclusivity leaders and be a part of this global movement building a world for all!

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness by Sarthak Educational Trust

What Starting Our Community Testing Program Has Taught Us (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with AudioEye on May 19th! Our accessibility experts, Alisa Smith and Sylvia Rodemeyer, will talk about launching AudioEye’s A11iance community program last year and working with a group of assistive technology users to test websites. They’ll share more details about the program and participants, lessons learned, and opportunities for growth.

Learn more about What Starting Our Community Testing Program Has Taught Us by AudioEye

Accessibility Awareness Twitter Chat (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we invite you to join us May 19th from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET for a Twitter Chat at the intersection of accessibility, inclusion, and health. We will dive into some Accessibility 101, and explore how expanding participation in biomedical research can advance health equity. We will also share information about the All of Us Research Program, and explore its mission to make health research more inclusive to improve health outcomes.

Learn more about Accessibility Awareness Twitter Chat by American Association on Health & Disability

Making Confluence Accessible with Unstoppable (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-6:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Confluence is one of the most widely used team workspace platforms out there. Unfortunately, totally blind users don’t have the easiest time using it. Because of this, we introduced Unstoppable to the Atlassian Marketplace so users that were totally blind could use Confluence. Even though users now have access to using Jira with Unstoppable, just giving someone access to a product doesn’t mean they will know how to use it. Because of this, we’ve introduced our Confluence training specifically designed for individuals that want to learn how to use Confluence with Unstoppable. Even if you don’t need to use Unstoppable to use Confluence, we welcome everyone to come learn how to use Unstoppable with Confluence.

Learn more about Making Confluence Accessible with Unstoppable by Addteq

A11Y Quiz (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Asia/Colombo (Sri Lanka)

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022, Accessibility Shared Service Team at Pearson Lanka has planned several activities starting from 17th May to 20th of May 2022. The main highlight of the week is ‘A11Y Quiz’, a Virtual accessibility fun quizzical via the Kahoot platform targeted for Pearson Lanka employees. Throughout the whole week, Accessibility informative tips will be shared via emails and blog posts.

Panel Discussion: Accessible User Experiences (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Santo_Domingo (Global)

Join us at our panel discussion where our speakers will discuss their experiences using the web while giving feedback on what they wish designers and developers knew when building websites to make them more accessible. Our panelists are Mark McGuire, Digital Accessibility Consultant at Great Accessibility Online, Alicia Jarvis, Senior Product Manager, Accessibility Portfolio at Bell, and Devin Gutierrez singer-songwriter and disability rights activist. This event is sponsored by WordPress VIP.

Learn more about Panel Discussion: Accessible User Experiences by Equalize Digital

GAAD: Accessibility -Past,Present and Future (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Africa/Lagos (Nigeria)

This is a Twitter Spaces conversation that would bring accessibility experts and enthusiasts together to discuss issues around digital Accessibility in past, present and future.

Learn more about GAAD: Accessibility -Past,Present and Future by One Accessibility Initiative

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