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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Accessible Document Review Support (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM America/St_Johns (St. John’s, Canada)

In honour of Global Accessibility Awareness Day and in collaboration with Accessibility Services (Blundon Centre), CITL’s Learning Technology Coaches would like to invite Memorial University’s instructional staff to participate in an accessibility document review process. Using best practices as outlined by WebAIM, coaches will use accessibility checklists for Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents to review documents and highlight items that can be adjusted to make it more accessible. These checklists focus on the accessible use of headings, appropriate inclusion of tables, images and other formatting features. This event is open only to instructional staff at Memorial University of Newfoundland Labrador.

Learn more about Accessible Document Review Support by Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Memorial University of Newfoundland Labrador, Canada

Starting with Design (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

CarMax & Edmunds, leaders in the automotive research and retail space, are hosting a series of discussions around the benefits of considering accessibility well before the first line of code is written. Conversations will include the development of design systems, the challenges of reducing readability to algorithms, and a design workshop.

Learn more about Starting with Design by CarMax & Edmunds

Global Accessibility Awareness Day — It matters to all of us (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-8:00 PM America/Denver (Boise, Idaho, United States of America)

HP Inc. celebrates GAAD by hosting two internal webinars – Europe and Americas time zone friendly and an Asia Pacific time zone friendly. We have approximately 3000 employees registered to join this webinar. The line-up includes, • Enrique Lores, HP President & CEO welcoming employees to the day. • Joe Devon, Co-founder of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, sharing his motivation for creating this day. • HP Customer Support and Product Design Specialists sharing ways HP provides an inclusive customer experience. • A conversation with special guest Anthony Purcell, Equipment Specialist/Founding Partner, sharing how he has used his personal experience to help others with accessibility needs and how we all play an important role as well. • Employee panel: Senior leaders lead a panel featuring HP employees with disabilities discussing how accessibility impacts work and life. • Advocate and caregiver panel: Senior leaders lead a panel featuring HP employees who are advocates or caregivers sharing their stories.

Progress Not Perfection, Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Holmdel, New Jersey, United States of America)

This year iCIMS will be highlighting the theme of Progress Not Perfection. This topic drives home how web accessibility is a journey, and there is always room to grow. We will talk about how far iCIMS has come in the past 7 years since we started celebrating GAAD and highlight our goals for the future! This will be a hybrid company-wide event with on-site activities in both the Holmdel, New Jersey and Hyderbad, India offices while also streaming for remote employees.

Learn more about Progress Not Perfection, Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 by iCIMS

eBay Celebrates GAAD (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

In recognition of GAAD, eBay is hosting actor, model and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco as a guest speaker. Nyle will be speaking to our product, design and engineering orgs discussing and demonstrating the value of non-verbal communication and embracing one’s true identity. As he shares firsthand experiences from his life and career, he will help us gain a deeper understanding of the deaf community. In his powerfully emotive presentations, Nyle reveals his triumphs, challenges, fears and dreams, and encourages others to live their own lives authentically and define their own versions of success.

Edward Jones celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 10:30 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), on May 18th Edward Jones is hosting an internal virtual event to highlight the work done to create a place of belonging for the firm’s associates and clients with disabilities. Speakers will highlight the need for accessible technology, disability strategy, digital accessibility education and promote internal resource group. Webinar will also include a panel discussion featuring branch and home office associates who will share their disability and accessibility experiences and perspectives. Although this event is limited to Edward Jones associates, we are proud to participate in the global movement to make digital accessibility and inclusion a priority for our clients and the firm.

Learn more about Edward Jones celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) by Edward Jones

Global Accessibility Awareness Day with xDesign 2023 (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Europe/London (Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

A series of talks and activities being hosted in Both our Edinburgh and Leeds offices simultaneously. This event with be for xDesign staff however it will be recorded and shared on social media afterwards. We will be covering experiential (first hand accounts) and technical (digital build and design) topics one of which will include recruitment.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day with xDesign 2023 by xDesign

Accessibility Office Hours (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Internal office hours event where teams can sign up to discuss their a11y challenges and jump-start their journey to improving their product designs and code!

QA Consultants Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

For our employees in Canada and the United States, we are hosting an internal webinar to educate and raise awareness about the importance of digital accessibility for people with disabilities. As a company committed to digital accessibility and one of our core professional service practice areas, our expert speakers will cover a range of topics including: 1. Impact of non-accessible content 2. Digital accessibility and causes of most common accessibility failures on webpages 3. The benefits and considerations of the web accessibility business case

Learn more about QA Consultants Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 by QA Consultants Inc.

Accessibility at Making something better for everyone every day (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 12:30 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

At a primary goal is to Leave No Identity Behind, and that means serving all people. This year, we’re celebrating GAAD with an interactive talk featuring our internal accessibility specialists. We’ll be highlighting the hard work our product and engineering teams have conducted over the last year and the processes, training, and tools we’re implementing to continue to foster a culture of accessibility and inclusion at

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