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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Real change, right now: The StopGap Story and Lessons for Inclusive Banking (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

Please join CIBC as we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with renowned accessibility innovator and changemaker Luke Anderson of the StopGap Foundation. Learn through Luke’s incredible story about the importance of inclusive design, an accessibility mindset and community building. Along the way, you’ll get to hear some of the exciting ways that CIBC is committed to making banking more inclusive for our clients with disabilities and their families, and get to share your own perspectives

Learn more about Real change, right now: The StopGap Story and Lessons for Inclusive Banking by CIBC

GAAD Student Bridge (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Asia/Beirut (Beirut – North Idaho, Lebanon)

GAAD Student Bridge This global meet-up celebrates the Global #Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD by bringing together students across continents to share thoughts and bridge ideas about increasing accessibility awareness and build the #inclusion culture everywhere It is a 1-hour online event that will include some fun activities and time for those who would like to share thoughts The event is organised jointly by North Idaho College and the American University of Beirut

Learn more about GAAD Student Bridge by American University of Beirut

STREAM: ProductTank HH @ Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Hamburg, Germany)

We are sure that most of us product folks are generally aware of the importance of accessibility in products as well as other aspects of life. But are we really aware? Have we ever spoken to people with disabilities about how they use our products – and have we acted upon it? We’ve decided to make this event part of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day activities and raise our awareness by bringing you Sheri Byrne-Haber and Christian Ohrens.

Learn more about STREAM: ProductTank HH @ Global Accessibility Awareness Day by ProductTank Hamburg

Coding As A Blind Developer (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Africa/Johannesburg (South Africa)

Brett Strydom has been developing software for 20 years. His experience includes helping to build scalable software capable of handling millions of transactions, building actuarial models and developing strong Agile teams. Special interests include Mathematics and artificial intelligence. In this talk he will be sharing some of my experiences as a blind developer and he will share some tips and guidelines should a blind person join your team.

Learn more about Coding As A Blind Developer by Frontend Developer South Africa

UXPA UK Global Accessibility Awareness Day – The After Party (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-7:45 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Accessibility isn’t just for GAAD, it’s for life, but as we have for the past few years, UXPA UK is joining in the celebrations. We’re always glad when it’s GAAD! Speakers Jamie Knight and Danny Weissberg will give two fascinating talks on the potential and power that digital accessibility can provide in terms of inclusive research and design for the Metaverse and Inclusive AI in a Voice-First World. The event is free and open to all, live English captions will be provided by a stenographer.

Learn more about UXPA UK Global Accessibility Awareness Day – The After Party by UXPA UK

Accessibility Spectacular – Sydney CocoaHeads May 2022 (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

This month it’s all about Accessibility. Cocoaheads falls on the same day as Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

🧰 Introducing Reveal’s all-new Accessibility Workspace – Chris Kolbu & Tony Arnold

⌨️ No Touch(screen) Required: Voice & Keyboard Accessibility – Bas Broek

🆙 Next Level iOS Accessibility – Rob Whitaker

🤔 Thinking about how we think: Cognitive Accessibility on iOS – Sommer Panage

This is an in-person event that will also be streamed to YouTube Live. The speakers will all be remote. Doors are opening at 6pm and quiz starts at 6:30pm.

Learn more about Accessibility Spectacular – Sydney CocoaHeads May 2022 by Cocoaheads

Guardami: Desvelando Corpos, Revelando Espaços (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM America/Sao_Paulo (Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)

Eu estarei fazendo uma performance de dança com audiodescrição, além da mostra do videoperformance realizado no Museo Tattile Statale Omero, na Itália e na Pinacoteca Benedicto Calixto, no Brasil com o recurso de audiodescrição e legenda para surdos e ensurdecidos. Eles fazem parte do meu projeto de doutorado em arte, inclusão e acessibilidade. No dia teremos tocando Vilson Zattera, professor e músico com deficiência visual e do músico e pesquisador Uirá Kuhlmann.

Learn more about Guardami: Desvelando Corpos, Revelando Espaços by M&M Acessbilidade Cultural

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Nepal (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM (Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal)

Nepal Internet Foundation and Disability Nepal an initiative to Digital Inclusion Nepal is going to celebrate “Global Accessibility Awareness Day Nepal” for the first time. It will be a joyful event with a welcome program by formal Ministry of ICT, following a useful discussion on the Digital Accessibility of services in Nepal.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day Nepal by Nepal Internet Foundation

a11yMTL – GAAD (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM America/Toronto (Montréal, QC, Canada)

Since 2010, a11yMTL has been dedicated to raising awareness of the needs and benefits of digital accessibility in Montreal. For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a11yMTL will present an online talk in French.

Learn more about a11yMTL – GAAD by a11yMTL

Design Research by the Visually Impaired and Large Corporations that You Can Only Hear About Here|PLAYERS (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

The prototyping team PLAYERS has co-created products and services for the visually impaired with Mizuno, JR East, the Blind Soccer Association, and others. This event, held in collaboration with GAAD Japan, will be a frank talk about the design research conducted by PLAYERS and the “white cane that makes you want to go out with it” jointly planned with Mizuno, from the viewpoints of visually impaired people, supporters, and companies.

Learn more about Design Research by the Visually Impaired and Large Corporations that You Can Only Hear About Here|PLAYERS by General Incorporated Association PLAYERS

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