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.

Contact us if you have questions or feedback.

List of Events & Activities

The following are events and activities the community has created for this year to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

All Events & Activities (17) 2 of 2 pages

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 Celebration and Learning Event (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 9:30 AM-3:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Have you ever wondered why digital accessibility is important? Do you want to learn how to make digital content and services more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you don’t want to miss the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 Celebration and Learning Event hosted by the Quality Management Services Accessibility team. Join us as we highlight tools, techniques, and strategies to create a fully accessible and inclusive digital experience at DFPS. During this event, you will learn about the importance of digital accessibility, who it impacts, and how to ensure your digital content is accessible to your colleagues and clients with disabilities. This free online event will take place on Thursday, May 16, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM on the Microsoft Teams platform. You can attend live training sessions, watch recorded videos, and participate in interactive question-and-answer sessions related to various digital accessibility topics. Live auto-generated captions and transcripts will be available, as well as CART services and audio descriptions provided by session speakers. Register now and get ready for a fun and informative learning experience! To register, complete the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 Learning Event Registration Form. After registering, you will receive details on how to join the event as it draws closer.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 Celebration and Learning Event by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)

GAAD Japan 2024 (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:45 AM-7:00 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

This one-day online seminar will feature 8 sessions and 5 lightning talks on digital accessibility for the web, mobile, gaming, and more. Public viewing will also be held in Fukuoka and Nagoya. Real-time captions and automatic translation of captions for your language will be available.

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2024 by GAAD Japan

Signal Centers Accessibility Expo (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM America/New_York (Chattanooga, TN, United States of America)

This year’s accessibility exposition provides an opportunity for vendors in the accessibility space to showcase products or services to individuals who may benefit from them. There is also an informational opportunity to hear what other organizations are doing in the world of accessibility, how Signal Centers’ Assistive Technology Services is serving the Chattanooga community, and ways to get further involved in the Signal Centers Accessibility Taskforce.

Learn more about Signal Centers Accessibility Expo by Signal Centers, Inc.

A Virtual Conversation with Alice Wong (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Workday’s Product Accessibility Team and the People with Disabilities EBC presents a celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! This year, Workday is celebrating GAAD by hosting a virtual conversation with disability activist, writer, media maker, and consultant, Alice Wong. Alice lost her ability to speak last year, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t still have a lot to say. Register now to learn more about Alice’s disability advocacy, views on digital accessibility, the importance of community in combating ableism, and more.

Learn more about A Virtual Conversation with Alice Wong by Workday

All Abilities Expo (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Australia/Darwin (Marrara, NT, Australia)

Founded by the Northern Territory peak body for people with disability, the “All Abilities Expo” is a unique and interactive event that connects people with disabilities, carers, guardians, and families with disability service providers, community services, and government. The expo provides the opportunity to learn more about what is available in the Northern Territory, discuss individual requirements, and enable individual rights to choice and control. The expo also provides an opportunity to showcase presentations that promote inclusion, accessibility, equity, and diversity as a means of building awareness on the day. In promoting equity, admission to the “All Abilities Expo” is FREE to the community and includes “come n’ try” activities like wheelchair basketball, rugby, AFL, dance, craft, chess, as well as sensory stations, an animal petting area, face painting, balloon artist, and free food. As part of raising awareness, the “All Abilities Expo” is running on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) as a way of spotlighting current programs and businesses that are inclusive and accessible, as well as promoting the opportunity for others to make the move towards inclusion, accessibility, equity, and diversity.

Learn more about All Abilities Expo by Integrated disAbility Action Inc.

5 Recommendations on Supporting Neurodiverse Students in Teaching & Learning (Virtual)

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

Unlock the potential of every student in your classroom by embracing neurodiversity in the teaching and learning environment. Diverse classrooms enrich the educational experience, encompassing students with varying neurotypes. In this dynamic presentation, we delve into the transformative power of personalizable, structured, and supportive learning environments tailored to better support neurodivergent learners. Discover how designing and facilitating classes with neurodiversity in mind can foster remarkable outcomes, including enhanced student retention, deeper comprehension, elevated achievement, and heightened course satisfaction. By embracing an inclusive approach, we not only empower neurodivergent students but also cater to the diverse learning needs of an underserved population, thereby fostering a more equitable educational landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or new to the field, this presentation equips you with the tools and insights needed to create a more inclusive and empowering learning environment for all students. Join us as we embark on a journey towards educational excellence through the celebration of neurodiversity! Intended Audience: Faculty, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Associate and Assistant Provosts, Instructional Designers, Course Developers, Staff working in Disability Support/Academic Coaching/Tutoring Key Takeaways: 1. Understanding Neurodiversity: Gain insights into the diverse neurotypes present in your classroom and the unique learning preferences they entail. 2. Personalizable Learning Environments: Explore strategies for creating flexible and adaptable learning structures that accommodate individual differences and preferences. 3. Supportive Teaching Techniques: Learn practical techniques for fostering an inclusive and supportive classroom culture that celebrates neurodiversity. 4. Enhancing Student Success: Discover evidence-based approaches to optimize learning outcomes and promote the academic success of neurodivergent students. 5. Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Embrace the role of inclusive teaching practices in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

Learn more about 5 Recommendations on Supporting Neurodiverse Students in Teaching & Learning by Online Learning Consortium

Nationaal Congres Digitale Toegankelijkheid (In Person)

13 Jun 2024 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Driebergen, Netherlands)

Dé plek om je collega’s over digitale toegankelijkheid te ontmoeten en bijgepraat te worden over alle ontwikkelingen over digitale toegankelijkheid.

Learn more about Nationaal Congres Digitale Toegankelijkheid by Internet Academy

2 of 2