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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Guest speaker: Haben Girma (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Global, United States of America)

eBay is hosting Haben Girma for a keynote speaking event. This talk will kick off a few internal events for GAAD.

* Buyer and Seller Insights: eBay members with disabilities share their use of and native mobile apps

* Lightning Talks: eBay employees across the business present how they take accessibility into consideration during their day-to-day roles

Learn more about Guest speaker: Haben Girma by eBay

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Lunch and Learn (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

At Bell, we are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day by hosting a lunch and learn featuring product demos and lightning talks around the topic of Accessibility.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) meetup (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/Helsinki (Espoo, Finland)

We believe that technologies and the web are meant to enhance user experience instead of constraining it. Everyone must have a right to experience digital products equally and inclusively despite various disabilities. We would like to raise awareness and get everyone in the organization thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion. We hope to find more like-minded colleagues through the event, who would like to find ways to collaborate and join our efforts together

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) @ UCSF (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States of America)

An afternoon of UCSF digital accessibility allies sharing tips and strategies for promoting and producing accessible content.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) @ UCSF by University of California San Francisco

GAAD with BarrierBreak (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

BarrierBreak marks the 11th anniversary of GAAD by inviting experts in the field of accessibility to talk with our employees. We are excited to have David Banes – Global Access & Inclusion Consultant and Matthew Brennan – Accessibility Program Manager share their thoughts with our employees on 19th May, 2022.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 1:05 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (San Fransisco, CA, United States of America)

Disability inclusion consultant Margaux Joffe will present on Neurodiversity in the workplace. Marguax is an award-winning producer, certified accessibility professional, and the founder of the Kaleidoscope Society for Women with ADHD. In 2017 she helped Yahoo launch the technology industry’s first Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group (ERG) to create a more inclusive workplace for minds of all kinds. She currently facilitates a professional development program for adults with ADHD.

Learn more about Neurodiversity in the Workplace by Twitter

A11Y Quiz (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Asia/Colombo (Sri Lanka)

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022, Accessibility Shared Service Team at Pearson Lanka has planned several activities starting from 17th May to 20th of May 2022. The main highlight of the week is ‘A11Y Quiz’, a Virtual accessibility fun quizzical via the Kahoot platform targeted for Pearson Lanka employees. Throughout the whole week, Accessibility informative tips will be shared via emails and blog posts.

Accessibility in the Workplace (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 3:05 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (San Fransisco, CA, United States of America)

A fireside chat featuring Twitter’s Global Head of Accessibility Gurpreet Kaur and Chief Accessibility Officer of Disability: IN Jeff Wissel, where they will talk about accessibility in the workplace.

Learn more about Accessibility in the Workplace by Twitter

Digital Accessibility and Fostering an Inclusive Workplace (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Asia/Kolkata (India)

Thursday, May 19 is marked this year as Global Accessibility Awareness Day to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments. Thrive India is organizing a talk on “Digital Accessibility and Fostering an Inclusive Workplace” to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day this year.

Learn more about Digital Accessibility and Fostering an Inclusive Workplace by PayPal Inc

D-Camps Build Event (Private/Internal)

20 May 2022 – 23 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Vancouver (Water Valley, Alberta, Canada)

Makers Making Change is hosting an assistive technology workshop in partnership D-Camp’s Jean Nelson Family Camp, on May 20-23 2022. Full build kits, tools and step by step instructions will be supplied to participating campers. This is a private event for attendees of the Jean Nelson Family Camp (but the camp is still open for registration). Makers Making Change is pleased to have you join us to provide assistive devices to people with disabilities in your community!

Learn more about D-Camps Build Event by Makers Making Change

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