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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Achieving Digital Accessibility with a Global Team (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)
Join us for this special Global Accessibility Awareness Day event to learn from a panel of digital accessibility experts from around the world who’ve worked around the world while staying at home. Global accessibility is being achieved across continents. It brings a host of challenges, such as:
- Working across language barriers
- Different time zones
- Cultural differences and laws
This event is a great opportunity to learn about accessibility from a global perspective!
Learn more about Achieving Digital Accessibility with a Global Team by Digital Accessibility by WeCo
Apple Accessibility in Education Treasure Hunt (In Person)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Africa/Johannesburg (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa)
Experience hands-on iPad features to address the challenges of learners with remedial needs and disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore various accessibility features, including Zoom, Sound recognition, Guided Access and AssistiveTouch. Learn how to personalise settings for students’ needs Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn and discover new ways to make your classroom more accessible. It will be practical and fun! Suitable for teachers, therapists, and school administrators working with children with remedial needs or schools with remedial support departments.
Learn more about Apple Accessibility in Education Treasure Hunt by iSchoolAfrica
A11Y: Hidden & Unseen (In Person)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Tallinn (Tallinn, Estonia)
Join us for an interactive talk on Accessibility in Digital Design. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we invite you to join us to discuss accessibility practices in design & development! About the Speakers 👩💻👨💻 Berivan and Mustafa have practical experience in accessibility design, which they used to raise awareness about this important topic. They also focused on inclusive and accessible design solutions during their master’s studies, further contributing to increasing awareness about accessibility. More about Berivan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/berivanatik/ More about Mustafa: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mustafaterziogluu/ What you will get 👀 We will provide participants with valuable insights, best practices, and practical tips concerning accessibility in digital design. Our goal is to inspire them to critically examine the role of accessibility in design & development processes. You will also get a chance to network with other people who care about accessibility. 🗓 Date: 18th May 2023, 🕒 Time: 16:00 📍 Location: Tallinn University Astra Building, Narva mnt 29 🔖 Pricing: 8 € Early Bird (Until 13 May) / 10€ Regular (After 13 May) Looking forward to meeting you all!
Learn more about A11Y: Hidden & Unseen by Excurio Design Community
Come and meet the AccessCat Network, the Accessibility Innovation Network of Catalonia (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-4:45 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)
In this online event the recently created AccessCat Network (Accessibility Innovation Network of Catalonia: Media, Education and Culture) will be officially presented. AccessCat, which gathers 12 research groups from 8 Catalan institutions, aims to become a flagship initiative on Accessibility in Information and Communication in Catalonia bridging the gap between academia, industry and society. We would like to hear from all interested stakeholders, so come and join us online. Let us know what your needs are so we can work together and find innovative solutions in accessible communication.
Breaking Barriers- Ensuring Accessibility for all (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM (India)
“Breaking Barriers: Ensuring Accessibility for All”. This theme highlights the importance of accessibility across all aspects of life, including physical, digital, and social environments, and emphasizes the need to break down barriers and ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to education, employment, and social participation.
Learn more about Breaking Barriers- Ensuring Accessibility for all by Sarthak Educational Trust
Tech Together: How can technology empower access to all this Global Accessibility Awareness Day? (In Person)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Europe/London (London, Kings Cross, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
20% of the UK population has a disability, yet just 4.7 million disabled people are in work. How can we harness technology to make the everyday more access-friendly? And what are the tips and tricks we’re missing that will give us all greater accessibility – to people, places and communities? This Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023, Samsung will be hosting an event at its flagship store, Samsung KX in Coal Drops Yard, to shine a light on digital access and inclusion for those with disabilities – visible and invisible. Join us for an exciting panel and Q&A with social media content creator and fitness and disability advocate, Milly Pickles, Samsung Europe Chief Marketing Officer Benjamin Braun, Steven Woodgate, Head of Category Management – Computing and other special guests. You’ll also have a chance to see try out the latest accessibility features of Samsung technology. @SamsungUK #SamsungGAAD #GAAD2023
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 Live Stream (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM America/New_York (Global)
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a day to talk about digital accessibility for disabled people, and Everyone-Games is here to talk about how to make TTRPGs better. Join MostlyBlindGamer, Naomi Hazlett, and Jim from Knights of the Braille, live on Twitch as we discuss Accessibility Awareness Day, our current thoughts on overall TTRPG accessibility, and how to make TTRPGs more accessible. Catch us live to learn more! Everyone-Games is a group of volunteers promoting accessibility through online events, software solutions, games, social media activism, and working with game developers in the industry.
Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 Live Stream by Everyone-Games
Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Nestlè Italia (Private/Internal)
18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Rome (Milano, MI, Italy)
An internal corporate event to raise awareness on accessibility and proper language regarding disability.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day Panel Discussion on Building Accessibility into Websites (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM America/Santo_Domingo (Global)
Join us for a panel discussion in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Building Accessibility into Websites featuring Nick Corbett, Tanner Gers, Steve Jones, and Amber Hinds. In this event, the panelists will share their insights and experiences in web accessibility work and discuss how to build accessibility into website design and development. The panelists will explore the different layers of accessibility and the challenges that users with disabilities may face on the web. Each panelist will share an example of something unexpected they learned about accessibility during their journey.
The Dream Team celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)
Join us for a fun and exciting event to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18th, 2023. We will have a fun and engaging session with The Dream Team!
Learn more about The Dream Team celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) by The Accidental Ally