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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How to Create a Culture of Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

17 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (New York, NY, United States of America)

Building momentum for an organization’s digital accessibility program can come from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. When everyone understands the importance and the impact they can make, actual progress can happen. Our featured presenter Jeff Adams, Director of Accessibility Operations at UsableNet, will cover the following: Web Accessibility and company processes Why you should include Accessibility in your company’s DNA How to move towards accessibility the first mindset What you can do to continue to improve accessibility initiatives

Learn more about How to Create a Culture of Digital Accessibility by UsableNet

GAAD 2023 @Deutsche Telekom MMS (Virtual)

17 May 2023 | 12:30 PM-3:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Zum Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 lädt das Kompetenzzentrum für digitale Barrierefreiheit und Software-Ergonomie der Telekom MMS zu drei offenen Online-Seminaren rund um digitale Barrierefreiheit ein. Unsere GAAD-Sessions finden am Mittwoch, 17. Mai 2023 von 12:30 Uhr bis 15:00 Uhr als Webex-Webinare in deutscher Sprache statt und werden in Deutsche Gebärdensprache übersetzt. Jede Session ist 45 Minuten lang und bietet ausreichend Zeit für Fragen. Session 1 – Barrierefreie Websites: Selbsttests für Entwicklungsteams 17.05.2023 12:30-13:15 Uhr In dieser Session zeigt Melanie Hobusch wie Barrierefreiheit bereits bei der Entwicklung berücksichtigt und getestet werden kann. Melanie stellt euch dafür praktische Tools vor, und wie euch diese dabei unterstützen, eure Websites barrierefrei umzusetzen und zu testen. Session 2 – Barrierefreie Dokumente: Office-Dokumente inklusiv gestalten 17.05.2023 13:15-14:00 Uhr Barrierefreie Dokumente sind ein wichtiger Baustein in der Kommunikation für Alle. In dieser Session gibt euch Josephine Schwebler einen kurzen Überblick und praktische Tipps, wie ihr barrierefreie und inklusive Office-Dokumente erstellen und prüfen könnt. Ihr lernt welche Office-Funktionen euch dabei helfen, und wie ihr diese am besten einsetzt. Session 3 – Barrierefreiheit auf Mobilgeräten kennenlernen und testen 17.05.2023 14:15-15:00 Uhr Smartphones sind ständig in unsere Hand. Für viele Menschen mit Beeinträchtigungen sind diese Mobilgeräte ein wichtiges Hilfsmittel im Alltag. Wie digitale Barrierefreiheit auf Mobilgeräten funktioniert und wie Screenreader wie TalkBack bzw. VoiceOver funktionieren, zeigt Judit Kienz in dieser Session.

Learn more about GAAD 2023 @Deutsche Telekom MMS by Deutsche Telekom MMS GmbH

Making Waves: Sound design in modern day software (Virtual)

17 May 2023 | 12:30 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Come join Team Stark and the community for our 2023 GAAD event: Making Waves: Sound design in modern day software

With the expertise of our panelists, we’ll dig into a depth of design which is largely ignored across software — sound. How do you design in the absence of sound, how do you tap the various senses through design, and how do you design when sound is how you can or can’t communicate? With that, we’ll also illuminate that impact (positively and negatively) on Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals. On the panel: Host – Cat Noone (CEO, Stark); Panelist – Matthew Bennett (former Microsoft Sound & Sensory Creative Director); Panelist – Megan Clegg (Design Leader; former Compass and Nickelodeon)

Housekeeping ahead of the event: We will have an ASL translator for the event. We’ll be using Zoom and will have closed captions enabled. For any questions ahead of the event, please comment them here or send them our way to: ——— Looking forward to hanging and learning with all of you! Team Stark

Learn more about Making Waves: Sound design in modern day software by Stark

Baking Accessibility and Inclusion into Your Business (Virtual)

17 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Culture forms the very fabric of everything that happens in the workplace. Instilling a culture of accessibility and inclusion takes time and practice, but above all else, requires consistency. How do we ensure that we consistently show up with inclusion in mind? How does this improve the way we conduct business? We are excited to be joined by Nandita Gupta, Accessibility Product Owner at Microsoft, to guide you through the essential considerations you as a founder need to make to form a solid culture of accessibility and inclusion within your business. You’ll walk away with actionable steps to take in the short-term and long-term that will ensure that your team members, potential buyers, and loyal customers will all feel seen in the ways that matter to them. Key Takeaways: Why it is vital to consider accessibility and inclusion in all parts of your business How accessibility and inclusion can show up within a company and, more specifically, team culture How to be intentional with your product lifecycle Actionable ways we can show up every day with accessibility and inclusion in mind, and encourage the same among team members

Learn more about Baking Accessibility and Inclusion into Your Business by Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

“Digital Accessibility and Corporate Culture: How to contribute to a fair and inclusive digital world” (Virtual)

17 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Paris (Global)

Introduction by Marion Ranvier – Executive Director of the Contentsquare Foundation

Introduction by Elisabeth Moreno – President LEIA Partners – Engaged and Inclusive Leaders in Action // Former Minister French Government 2020-2022

Roundtable – Questions for Heather Hepburn from Skyscanner and John Hicks from Atos

Q&A session for all speakers

Learn more about “Digital Accessibility and Corporate Culture: How to contribute to a fair and inclusive digital world” by Contentsquare Foundation

Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

17 May 2023 | 8:00 PM-9:00 PM America/Denver (Utah, United States of America)

In this Twitter Utah Education chat, which takes place every Wednesday during the school year, educators from Utah will discuss benefits of creating digital content that is inclusive and accessible by answering the questions and completing the accessibility challenges posted by the Twitter handle @DanyMacEdu and using the hashtag #UTEdChat.

Learn more about Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Utah State Board of Education

Fix Your Content Day 2023 (Virtual)

18 May 2023 (Global)

Fix Your Content Day is a 24-hour contest committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content across classrooms and institutions globally. Join us on May 18 to make as many fixes as possible to course files and improve their accessibility using Anthology Ally (previously Blackboard Ally). Register now:

Learn more about Fix Your Content Day 2023 by Anthology Inc

GAAD 2023: Making Maps More Inclusive (Virtual)

18 May 2023 – 20 May 2023 Africa/Lagos (Nigeria)

This event would being contributors to Google Maps together to assess the improvements and how to make maps more helpful for PwDs and everyone.

Learn more about GAAD 2023: Making Maps More Inclusive by One Accessibility Initiative

Improve Bitcoin Wallet Accessibility (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 12:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Global)

In the spirit of our motto “Design Bitcoin for Everyone”, we will spend this day raising awareness on common accessibility issues in bitcoin applications, with a focus on hands-on finding, reporting, and fixing problems. Everyone is invited to join us, see the event page for details (will be updated as the day comes closer).

Learn more about Improve Bitcoin Wallet Accessibility by Bitcoin Design Community

#LabelYourControls (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM (India)

Celebrate GAAD with BarrierBreak and work towards making the digital world more accessible. Join us in our #LabelYourControls Campaign! Labels play an important role in making user interface controls more accessible. Throughout the day, we will be sharing valuable tips on how designers, developers, & content creators can create labels that are truly accessible. Follow #LabelYourControls Stay Tuned:

Learn more about #LabelYourControls by BarrierBreak Solutions Pvt Ltd

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