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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Free Webinar: A Practical Introduction to Disability Awareness (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

3Play Media is happy to be joined by Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC for a session that will offer a practical introduction to disability and ableism. Catarina will share common microaggressions, how to avoid them, and simple strategies for how to be more inclusive for both colleagues and customers.

Learn more about Free Webinar: A Practical Introduction to Disability Awareness by 3Play Media

Erste Schritte mit PAC 2024, dem PDF Accessibility Checker (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 2:00 PM-2:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Lerne in unserer kostenlosen 30-minütigen Session, wie du deine PDFs mit dem PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC) schnell und einfach auf Barrierefreiheit gemäß PDF/UA und WCAG prüfen kannst und stelle deine Fragen. Außerdem stellen wir die neuen Features von PAC 2024 vor.

Learn more about Erste Schritte mit PAC 2024, dem PDF Accessibility Checker by axes4

Creating Accessible Civic Spaces, U.S. Web Design System Monthly Call, May 2024 (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) team on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Guest speaker Whitney Quesenbery will discuss her work to create a more accessible voting process. She previously served as a member of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee and helped draft versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. Whitney’s experience advocating for people with disabilities can help you design usable and accessible civic spaces on the web and beyond. This event is best suited for: Designers, product owners, developers, and accessibility specialists of all levels. Speakers: Dan Williams – Product Lead, USWDS Anne Petersen – Experience Design Lead, USWDS Amy Cole – Accessibility Specialist, USWDS Contractor Alex Hull – Accessibility Specialist, USWDS Contractor Whitney Quesenbery – Co-founder, Center for Civic Design The U.S. Web Design System is a toolkit of principles, guidance, and code to help government teams design and build accessible, mobile-friendly websites backed by user research and modern best practices. This event is part of a monthly series that takes place on the third Thursday of each month. Don’t forget to set a placeholder on your personal calendar for our future events this year.

Learn more about Creating Accessible Civic Spaces, U.S. Web Design System Monthly Call, May 2024 by U.S. General Services Administration

Designing for Accessibility: Using a Human-Centered Approach to Build Accessible Solutions (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Designing for Accessibility Webinar | LinkedIn Event Passcode: 391282 In today’s world, it is more important than ever that digital services take various disabilities into account to truly be accessible to all. In Designing for Accessibility: Using a Human-Centered Approach to Build Accessible Solutions, you will hear from key members of Softrams’ Human Experience (HX) team about how we achieve accessibility by putting people at the center of our solutions. Join us on May 16th, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, for insights into how our teams build accessible digital products by focusing on the people who rely on them every day. Anne-Marie Lloyd is a designer from Washington, DC with a background in design consulting and market research. Currently a Human-Centered Design Analyst on federal CMS project MEARIS at Softrams, and with experience in both the private and federal sector, Anne-Marie advocates for accessibility research and practices as an essential component of good design. Carrie Mullens is a Senior Accessibility SME with more than 20 years of experience who takes pride in providing the best accessibility assessments possible. As a Senior Accessibility SME, her goal is to increase and spread her knowledge of accessibility. Gizem Serifoglu is a seasoned designer with 15 years of experience dedicated to crafting human-centered brand experiences. As a Senior Human-Centered Designer, she excels in fostering meaningful connections between people and products, guiding project direction, style, and tone to ensure an engaging and empathetic user experience. About Softrams Softrams is a digital services company based in the DC-Metro area that offers innovative technology solutions and builds customer-centric services that are simple, intuitive, and usable across federal industries. Over the past nine years, we have fostered strong relationships with federal agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to deliver modern solutions that are making a difference for people all over the world.

Learn more about Designing for Accessibility: Using a Human-Centered Approach to Build Accessible Solutions by Softrams

[HILTON] Panel Discussion: Utilizing Technology with Disabilities (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

The afternoon session will consist of a panel discussion on the topic of utilizing technology with disabilities. The panelists will have a diverse range of invisible disabilities, and Cyril will lead the discussion. We will prepare the questions in advance and share them with the participants.

ChargePoint GAAD (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Campbell, CA, United States of America)

ChargePoint’s first GAAD event. We have a hackathon going on in the EU timezone focused on A11Y QA of our new admin portal. In ChargePoint HQ in Campbell, we will host a get-to-know-accessibility presentation, showing some common situations where ChargePoint hardware and software crosses paths with disabled users trying to use it. We have EV charging stations and software behind them. We will show some YouTube videos demonstrating how wheelchair users get in and out of cars, and their experience with charging stations. We’ll show how blind people use an ATM as an introduction to problems ChargePoint needs to solve for our own visually impaired users. We will show-case some of the ongoing work in ChargePoint to address these issues.

Learn more about ChargePoint GAAD by ChargerPoint

Virtual Book Release Celebration for Dark and Silent Office: A Digital Accessibility Guidebook for Inclusive Communication in the Workplace (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join us for the highly anticipated virtual book launch of “Dark and Silent Office: A Digital Accessibility Guidebook for Inclusive Communication in the Workplace.” This pioneering guidebook is the first of its kind, focusing specifically on enhancing workplace communication for the hearing and visually impaired. Geared towards coworkers, managers, and HR and DEI leaders, this event is a must-attend for anyone looking to foster a more inclusive and effective work environment. Celebrate with us online, interact with accessibility experts, and discuss real-world applications. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of a movement towards greater inclusivity in digital document accessibility and its correlated communication at work. Secure your spot today and help us set a new standard for workplace accessibility and understanding.

Learn more about Virtual Book Release Celebration for Dark and Silent Office: A Digital Accessibility Guidebook for Inclusive Communication in the Workplace by 5FT View Consulting, LLC

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Getting to know Access AI (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day Aira’s blind and low vision staff will take you through our new Access AI feature. Learn about the many ways to get image descriptions and information that can be verified by one of our professional visual interpreters. You can share images and descriptions, ask questions before sending an image and more.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Getting to know Access AI by Aira

Mercado Libre is celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 3:00 PM-6:00 PM (Global)

Listado de charlas: Pensar antes de empezar a diseñar Consejos prácticos para diseñar accesiblemente Impactos de las buenas prácticas en mobile Issues manuales: de la detección al reporte en Jira Accesibilidad en beta contínuo: Automatización e IA Testeando en tu dispositivo: Meli Accessibility Scanner

Learn more about Mercado Libre is celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 by Mercado Libre

Beyond Compliance: Building Inclusive Digital Experiences (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, join us THIS WEEK for a timely webinar “Beyond Compliance: Building Inclusive Digital Experiences.” The Digital Services Coalition is bringing together government and industry experts to discuss how we can create accessible digital services for all citizens. 💡 Join us virtually on Thursday, May 16- 3-4pm ET for a thought-provoking discussion and help shape a more inclusive digital future. Panelists: Nicshan Floyd: Deputy Director of Customer Experience, DHS Genevieve Gaudet: Director of Design, Nava PBC Amy Cole, M.A., UXC, CPACC: Global Accessibility Manager, Bixal Andrew Nielson: Director of the Government-wide IT Accessibility Program, GSA Moderated by: Mike Gifford, CPWA, DSC Board President, CivicActions Open and free to all

Learn more about Beyond Compliance: Building Inclusive Digital Experiences by Digital Services Coalition

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