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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Atos UK&I GAAD 2022 – Accessibility at Scale (Virtual)

17 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

On May 17, from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST), Atos UK&I will join the GAAD celebrations by hosting a series of webinar with worldwide recognised accessibility experts including: Diane Lightfoot (CEO of Business Disability Forum), Helen Wilson (Author of SCULPT document accessibility framework), Jim Smith (Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion UK&I at Atos), Mark Wilcock (Co-chair of the Accessibility Apprenticeship Standard), Nathan Wood, Kiril Turley, Damian Farrelly and Adam Kempa.

Learn more about Atos UK&I GAAD 2022 – Accessibility at Scale by Atos

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know (Virtual)

17 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

With the increasing popularity of coding bootcamps, people turn to these programs for new and rewarding careers a clear skills gap exists: Accessibility isn’t part of the bootcamp curriculum. In celebration of GAAD 2022, Jonny James, Senior Accessibility Engineer, will draw from his own experience, challenging our existing paradigm of what it means to be qualified to work in this field and how the gatekeepers of web accessibility could be harming the industry.

Learn more about You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know by TPGi

Designing Neuroinclusive Classrooms (Virtual)

17 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Neurodivergent learners have unique skills and abilities that set them apart from their neurotypical counterparts. If supported effectively, neurodivergent learners tend to excel, especially in the STEAM fields, and their skills can lead to significant contributions in these areas. This makes it even more critical that we take the necessary steps to ensure their time in academia truly does accommodate every learner. Learn various strategies for supporting neurodivergent learners.

Learn more about Designing Neuroinclusive Classrooms by Online Learning Consortium

Increasing Inclusion through Participatory Design Ethics: Empowering Marginalised Groups and Vulnerable Citizens (Virtual)

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

This event is an inaugural lecture. Professor Anastasios Maragiannis will present an overview of co-design methodologies, demonstrating how embedding inclusivity ethics at the baseline of such processes can result in immediate benefits for the designer and the end-user. During the event, will outline research that mobilising inclusivity ethics, an under-investigated aspect of design training and discourse can significantly improve design practice research for the 21st-century world we live in.

Learn more about Increasing Inclusion through Participatory Design Ethics: Empowering Marginalised Groups and Vulnerable Citizens by University of Greenwich

Introductory Accessibility for Designers and Developers (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/New_York (Global)

In this webinar, we will share our knowledge with designers and developers who are interested in taking their first steps towards creating more inclusive digital products. The speakers will cover the following topics and provide attendees with actionable steps to incorporate accessibility into their design processes. – What is accessibility – Who is impacted – How to include accessibility in the design and development process – Q&A

Learn more about Introductory Accessibility for Designers and Developers by Emergn

Webinar: Digital Accessibility—No Longer an Afterthought (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM (United States of America)

Amnet—a Technabled Publishing Solutions company with over 20 years of experience in the publishing domain—champions digital accessibility. And this year, to celebrate GAAD, we bring you an informative webinar, by Charles LaPierre, technical lead, Global Certified Accessible, Benetech. The webinar will be moderated by Frances Daniele, director of accessibility and key relationships, Amnet.

Learn more about Webinar: Digital Accessibility—No Longer an Afterthought by Amnet

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD): Advocacy and Inclusion Discussion (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

The Mass. Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) will convene a discussion with national advocates for digital accessibility. Panelists include: Sassy Outwater-Wright, MABVI Tai Tomasi, APH Lainey Feingold, lawyer and author. The discussion will focus on developing progressive and constructive frameworks for engaging with institutions and corporations to achieve digital accessibility, as well as accessibility culture and inclusion through use of community and self-advocacy.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD): Advocacy and Inclusion Discussion by Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Celebrating Accessibility in Action (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Australia)

Join ADCET prior to Global Accessibility Awareness Day, as we come together with colleagues from across the Australian tertiary education sector to celebrate the amazing work that highlights Accessibility in Action. You’ll have the chance to connect with others in inclusive education, hear innovative examples that you can take into your own work, and we’ll announce the recipients of the inaugural ADCET Accessibility in Action Awards.

Learn more about Celebrating Accessibility in Action by ADCET

How to Create an Accessible Kiosk Experience (Ask Me Anything) (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Global)

Did you know that self-service kiosks need to be accessible? If you own or are considering launching self-check-in kiosks or lockers at some of your business locations or are currently researching how you can improve your customer experiences, this session is for you. Join Matt Ater, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Vispero; Laura Miller, Director of Business Development, Vispero; and Ryan Jones, Solutions Architect, TPGi, on May 18 at 1 PM eastern. They will answer your questions on how to create accessible kiosk experiences.

Learn more about How to Create an Accessible Kiosk Experience (Ask Me Anything) by TPGi

Virtual Accessibility Awareness Lab (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is offering a free virtual Accessibility Awareness Lab on Wednesday, May 18th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. Attendees will develop insight, empathy, understanding and inspiration to work in new, more accessible ways.

Learn more about Virtual Accessibility Awareness Lab by Deque

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