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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Accessibility in the Workplace (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 3:05 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (San Fransisco, CA, United States of America)

A fireside chat featuring Twitter’s Global Head of Accessibility Gurpreet Kaur and Chief Accessibility Officer of Disability: IN Jeff Wissel, where they will talk about accessibility in the workplace.

Learn more about Accessibility in the Workplace by Twitter

Accessibility training at UAB (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

TMC researchers direct and teach online specialisations courses offered by the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at UAB. As part of UAB’s Fair, Anna Matamala will be presenting 3 courses in English (15.30-16.00) and 3 courses in Catalan (16.00) that will be offered in 2022-2023.

Learn more about Accessibility training at UAB by TransMedia Catalonia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Digital Accessibility and Fostering an Inclusive Workplace (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Asia/Kolkata (India)

Thursday, May 19 is marked this year as Global Accessibility Awareness Day to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments. Thrive India is organizing a talk on “Digital Accessibility and Fostering an Inclusive Workplace” to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day this year.

Learn more about Digital Accessibility and Fostering an Inclusive Workplace by PayPal Inc

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accessibility Compliance (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

It’s one thing to ensure that a single document within a corporate infrastructure is made accessible. However, when thousands of PDF files require remediation to meet accessibility requirements, this has been an unachievable burden—at least until now. In this 60-minute webinar, CommonLook’s technical team will demonstrate new technology that leverages artificial neural network layers to learn the nuances of accessibility tagging resulting in highly accurate, automated document remediation.

Learn more about Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accessibility Compliance by T-Base – CommonLook – Accessible360

Learning From Lived Experience – Overcoming Barriers to Digital Inclusion (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

WCAG, the Equality Act, ADA and the forthcoming European Accessibility Act now help businesses to build digital products with inclusion and accessibility in mind. But often mere compliance is the goal. Good universal design requires us to go far further. Join our panel of UX, design & accessibility experts as they provide insight into experiencing disability in the digital age, the misconceptions of accessibility and how to build user-centricity into universal design.

Learn more about Learning From Lived Experience – Overcoming Barriers to Digital Inclusion by Cyber-Duck

Adopting the Smart City Accessible ICT Public Procurement Model Policy. (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Brussels (Brussels, Belgium)

This 90-minute panel discussion, a collaboration of G3ict, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) & the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be targeted specifically to cities in Europe but open to participants worldwide. The discussion will demonstrate how Smart Cities worldwide are uniquely positioned to use their considerable purchasing power, including of information & communications technologies (ICT), to advance the rights and digital inclusion of persons with disabilities & older persons.

Learn more about Adopting the Smart City Accessible ICT Public Procurement Model Policy. by G3ict

GAAD Suarise 1: Microsoft’s Accessibility & Inclusion Journey in India: Learnings & Best Practices” (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Asia/Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Transforming disability Inclusion in corporate and country level are not easy. It takes time and effort and hard work. Microsoft is one of the companies that are literate in digital inclusion and successfully implemented it in India. How has Microsoft gone on to build digital inclusion at the company and in India? Most importantly, how can companies, organizations, and even the government in Indonesia find best practices to initiate this transformation? Hear the story from Karishma Chhabra.

Learn more about GAAD Suarise 1: Microsoft’s Accessibility & Inclusion Journey in India: Learnings & Best Practices” by Suarise

Building Actions Towards Accessibility (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Africa/Lagos (Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria)

The event will focus on how to build products with accessibility in mind, also considerations would be given for questions and answers on all things related to accessibility.

Learn more about Building Actions Towards Accessibility by Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors

Un/Ravel: Stories that tie us together (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join Tamman and Indy Hall for a collaborative event series to bring together diverse individuals, mindsets, experiences, and opinions in an effort to create a more empathetic and connective community. We’ll explore topics around inclusion, health, work, and the ways in which we are different and alike. By understanding how our fellow humans experience life, our hope is that we can help create spaces in our professional and personal lives which are more equitable, accessible, and honest.

Learn more about Un/Ravel: Stories that tie us together by Tamman

Lanzamiento eBook “Guía para construir productos digitales accesibles” (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM America/Santiago (Chile)

¿Quieres aprender sobre accesibilidad web para mejorar tus sitios y aplicaciones? Súmate al live de lanzamiento de nuestra “Guía para construir productos digitales accesibles”, el que realizaremos este jueves 19 de mayo a las 17:00 horas (Chile) con un live de Instagram desde nuestra cuenta @2Brainscl. Durante el evento te contaremos cómo acceder a este material gratuito. Activa la campanita para que no te olvides de este evento. ¡Te esperamos!

Learn more about Lanzamiento eBook “Guía para construir productos digitales accesibles” by 2Brains

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