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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From Awareness to Action: Driving Accessibility in Today’s Technology (Virtual)
22 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Chicago (Global)
Join us for an enlightening discussion on driving accessibility in today’s technology landscape, inspired by Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! In an increasingly digital world, it’s crucial that technology empowers everyone, regardless of their abilities. Join us for an engaging webinar that explores the importance of accessibility and its impact on today’s technology landscape. Key Speakers: – Srinivasu Chakravarthula, Director of Accessibility, Freshworks – Stacey Epstein, CMO, Freshworks Topics will include: – The importance of prioritizing accessibility in the design and development of digital products and services. – Overcoming barriers and fostering a culture of inclusivity within organizations. – Leveraging technology advancements to create more accessible user experiences. – Promoting awareness and advocating for accessibility on a global scale.
Digital Tools for Museum Accessibility: How to Improve Visitor Experience (In Person)
22 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Moscow (Saint-Petersburg, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation)
Round table on the digital accessibility of museums, the requirements and regulations in this area, the tools by which the digital products of museums can become more accessible to people with disabilities. The participants are museum specialists, experts with disabilities, IT specialists and ITMO students. Round table organized by the State Russian Museum and ITMO University. One of the goals of the round table is to identify and formulate museums’ needs in the area of digital accessibility, and to find ways to solve existing problems. In the future, based on the identified requests, the Russian Museum, together with ITMO University, plans to formulate methodological recommendations for museum employees on creating digital accessibility, which will take into account the specifics of these cultural institutions. These recommendations may be in demand among museums in Russia and will help create a more accessible digital environment. This is an important step towards making cultural heritage accessible to all.
Learn more about Digital Tools for Museum Accessibility: How to Improve Visitor Experience by The State Russian Museum
Digitale Kochstunde 12-13 Uhr // «Global Accessibility Awareness Day: a recap from the Future of an agile development team» (Virtual)
23 May 2023 | 12:00 AM-1:00 AM Europe/Berlin (Leverkusen, Germany)
May 18 is “Father’s Day” in Germany. Tuesday 23.5, we look at what agile teams have achieved by June 28, 2025, the date of the European Accessibility Act (EAA)—a Retrospective from the Future. Where were we at a loss when? What went gone well? Which dependencies have we successfully simplified? Which works better? The Zoom waiting room closes at 12:08 p.m. Participants will bring their topics, which they will present in the Lean Coffee format, plumbed and discussed mainly in German in 10-minute sessions, and visualized with Miro whiteboard if needed.
Le laboratoire d’empathie d’accessibilité numérique, un humble outil pour une accessibilité orientée utilisateur (Virtual)
23 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Europe/Brussels (Belgium)
L’accessibilité numérique n’est pas seulement une liste de contrôles. Il est temps de placer l’utilisateur final au centre des pratiques d’accessibilité, par exemple via un laboratoire d’empathie autour des situations de handicap et des outils d’assistance. Découvrez comment le mettre en place et quels en sont les bons et mauvais exemples.
The Power of Inclusive Design: How the History, Myths, and Ideas about Blindness Have Shaped Art, Culture, and Our World (Virtual)
23 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Chicago (Iowa City, IA, United States of America)
As part of ACT’s ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA), the Center for Equity in Learning regularly invites leaders, experts, and practitioners to share knowledge and insights as part of ACT’s Equity Speakers Series. To advance this conversation we are pleased to invite Dr. M. Leona Godin, an accomplished writer, performer, educator, and editor, to join us as our upcoming featured guest speaker. For those interested in learning more about the unique experience of blindness and who seek to become a more supportive ally, advocate, and champion for inclusive design, make sure to join us for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Godin. This virtual event promises to be a rich conversation about how art, accessibility, technology, and disability intersect to create spaces that unravel and challenge our notions of visually impaired and blind people. Dr. Godin will unpack the history, myths, and ideas about blindness and challenge many presumptions embedded in our “ocularcentric” culture – themes also explored in her book, “There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness”.
Het Digital Accessibility Empathy Lab: een laagdrempelig instrument om digitale toegankelijkheid tastbaar te maken (Virtual)
23 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-1:45 PM Europe/Brussels (Belgium)
Digitale toegankelijkheid is niet zomaar een checklist. Het is tijd om de eindgebruiker centraal te stellen in praktijken op het gebied van toegankelijkheid, bijvoorbeeld door middel van een empathielab rond situaties met een handicap en hulpmiddelen. Ontdek hoe je het opzet en wat de goede en slechte voorbeelden zijn.
Inclusive Design Thinking (In Person)
23 May 2023 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM America/Chicago (Chicago, IL, United States of America)
Access Living partners with Disability:IN Chicagoland for a discussion on Inclusive Design Thinking led by Bridget Hayman, Communications Director at Access Living. Access Living Board members and Disability:IN Chicagoland corporate partners will learn about design thinking which leads to the development of products and services that can be used by a broad range of people. This session will be followed by a reception on the Access Living rooftop, with light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Please join us for information sharing and conversation. Don’t miss this stimulating discussion and your chance to network with professionals from local companies who are prioritizing disability inclusion.
Learn more about Inclusive Design Thinking by Access Living
t12t meetup – Post Global Accessibility Awareness Day at Kivra (In Person)
23 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Europe/Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden)
We usually do a meetup in relation to the Global Acessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This year GAAD is on a Swedish Holiday so we decided to have our event the week after instead. We are hosted by Kivra and the event will take place in person at their office in central Stockholm.
Building Inclusive Organizations: The A in DEIA (Virtual)
24 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Silver Spring, Default, United States of America)
Join the “Building Inclusive Organizations: The A in DEIA” webinar with accessibility expert Harris Rosensweig from TCS Access. Learn actionable steps to promote inclusivity and accessibility, including reasonable accommodation processes and addressing the impact of inaccessible technology on persons with disabilities who use Assistive Technology. In this webinar, you’ll gain valuable insights and actionable steps to promote accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion, including reasonable accommodation processes and addressing the impact of inaccessible technology on persons with disabilities who use Assistive Technology. This session will focus on: – Incorporating a more holistic approach to your DEIA program by expanding the definition of accessibility to include the reasonable accommodation process. – Techniques for educating staff on not only the technical aspects of accessibility but the “why” of accessibility and the impact of inaccessible technology on persons with disabilities. – Barriers to implementing an accessibility program. – The importance of involving accessibility professionals with experience in creating accessible media and testing with persons with disabilities throughout the design phase. – Specific techniques on educating staff on select topics in accessibility and building intra-department expertise in accessibility at varying level. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your DEIA efforts to the next level – register now for free! American Sign Language interpreting will be provided.
Designing for non-visible and cognitive disabilities (Virtual)
24 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Join us on the 24th of May for an exciting panel webinar on designing digital products for non-visible and cognitive disabilities. Joining us is a fantastic panel, including Cat Noone (CEO, Stark) Caroline Eglinton (Head of Inclusion, East West Railway Company) and Chris Giles (Senior UX Designer, Cyber-Duck), with more to be announced, who will be providing insight and solutions to making digital products, services and experiences accessible and inclusive for non and less-visibility disabled users.