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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Why is Web Accessibility Important? (Virtual)

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

Accessibility ends with “y”. But it also needs to begin with “why”. Just as important as having the right accessibility techniques is knowing why accessibility is important. Amy Albin (she/her), a member of Vispero’s Human Resources team, an industrial/organizational psychologist, and a blind JAWS user, will present reasons for making your software offerings accessible to users with and without disabilities.

Learn more about Why is Web Accessibility Important? by TPGi

#GAAD2023: Building the business case for web accessibility (Virtual)

16 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Join Monsido by CivicPlus for this special Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event, and get access to our specially developed business case template for pitching web accessibility for your organization. What you’ll learn in this webinar:

  • Why web accessibility is vital to tackle in 2023
  • The Benefits & Considerations of the web accessibility business case
  • The resources & stakeholder buy-in needed to address web accessibility
  • And how to pitch web accessibility to your management team
  • And more…

Learn more about #GAAD2023: Building the business case for web accessibility by Monsido powered by CivicPlus

Dostępność wydarzeń akademickich (Virtual)

16 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/Warsaw (Warszawa, mazowieckie, Poland)

Życie uczelni obfituje w wydarzenia. Niektóre – takie jak inauguracja roku akademickiego czy jubileuszowy wykład – są ważne dla całej społeczności akademickiej. Inne – jak konferencja naukowa – adresowane są do węższego grona. Dobrze, by wszystkie były dostępne także dla osób z niepełnosprawnością wzroku czy słuchu. Pokażemy dobre praktyki na przykładach wydarzeń organizowanych przez czołowe polskie uczelnie. Podzielimy się doświadczeniami z naszych realizacji i praktycznymi poradami. Odpowiemy na pytania. Dostępność wydarzeń zapewnia bardziej komfortowy odbiór dla wszystkich widzów, a organizatorom pozwala dotrzeć do szerszej grupy odbiorców. Termin: wtorek, 16.05, godz. 13.00, czas trwania: 45 minut, Zoom. Dostępność: Podczas webinarium zapewniamy napisy na żywo i tłumaczenie na PJM. Webinarium poprowadzi dr Monika Szczygielska z Dostę

Learn more about Dostępność wydarzeń akademickich by Dostę

Makerspace: What is this picture supposed to tell me? Alternative texts for teaching/learning materials (Virtual)

16 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Dortmund, NRW, Germany)

Graphics, photos, charts – visual representations play an important role in teaching/learning materials. In this Makerspace, we invite teachers to work together in small groups to create alt texts for images from their own teaching-learning materials after a brief input. Using the various examples, they will learn the basic rules for formulating alternative texts and how to meet the special challenges of different teaching and examination materials. All participants bring a graphic or an image for which you need an image description.

Learn more about Makerspace: What is this picture supposed to tell me? Alternative texts for teaching/learning materials by Kompetenzzentrum Digitale

Developers’ Guide to Getting Started with Accessibility Testing (Virtual)

16 May 2023 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re hosting a free webinar for developers of all experience levels to learn how to do a lot of good, using free accessibility testing tools. Harris Schneiderman, Product Manager and Developer Extraordinaire, will demonstrate how to achieve the following using entirely free tools: -Significantly improve your code quality without disrupting your existing testing processes -Automatically catching the majority of accessibility issues in-browser -Extending accessibility coverage even further with guided testing -Automatically catching accessibility issues with even less effort in a VS Code linter -Learning how to solve accessibility issues without any WCAG expertise required

Learn more about Developers’ Guide to Getting Started with Accessibility Testing by Deque

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: A Fireside Chat (In Person)

16 May 2023 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM America/Chicago (Richardson, TX, United States of America)

We are excited to bring back the fireside chat in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This is a unique opportunity to learn from subject matter experts regarding digital accessibility. The City of Richardson will graciously provide light snacks and drinks to all attendees. Hosts: City of Richardson Emcee: Dylan M. Rafaty, NTXDC Featured Speakers: Meryl Evans (Moderator), Tiffani J. Martin (Panelist), Seda Maurer (Panelist), & Elisa Miller (Panelist).

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: A Fireside Chat by North Texas Disability Chamber

Celebrem el dia Internacional de la Promoció de l’Accessibilitat (Private/Internal)

16 May 2023 – 18 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Barcelona, Spain)

La setmana vinent no és una setmana qualsevol a l’EMAV. S’acaben les classes i a més celebrarem la setmana gran del Curs d’Especialització en Audiodescripció i Subtitulació. Ens han preparat un bingo musical solidari (hi haurà premis!!) i una exposició sobre el cinema musical dels anys 50… accessible! Dues activitats originals, inclusives i creatives per celebrar el final de curs, que coincideix amb el Dia Internacional de la Promoció de l’Accessibilitat. Des de l’escola treballem amb valors perquè el nostre alumnat prengui consciència de la necessitat de tenir en compte totes les capacitats a l’hora de crear. Creiem en una societat inclusiva, perquè el problema no rau en el que no podem fer. L’accessibilitat proporciona un marc d’igualtat de condicions en què tothom ho pot tot. Entre totes i tots aconseguirem aquesta peça que falta i que farà de la nostra una societat més justa i per a tothom! #gaad23 #accessibilitat #accessibility

Learn more about Celebrem el dia Internacional de la Promoció de l’Accessibilitat by Escola de Mitjans Audiovisuals EMAV

Vereint in Barrierefreiheit: Netzwerk, Weiterbildung und Ressourcen (Virtual)

16 May 2023 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Seit 2021 müssen alle Websites und App der Offentlichenstellen Barrierefrei sein. Ab dem 28. Juni 2025 laut der Barrierefreiheitsstärkungsgesetz können Unternehmen nur noch Produkte und Dienstleistungen auf dem europäischen und deutschen Markt anbieten, wenn sie die Anforderungen an die Barrierefreiheit erfüllen. Aber wie kann ich bei meiner Arbeit Barrierefreiheit berücksichtigen? Wie können Design Teams mehr über das Thema lernen? Gibt es Lernprogramme, Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten oder Zertifizierungen, die gut für UXler und Designer passen? Welche Austauschmöglichkeiten gibt es, wo man mehr lernen kann? Komm vorbei um mehr zu erfahren, fragen rund um Thema Barrierefreiheit Netzwerk, Weiterbildung und Ressourcen kannst du gern bringen! Die Panelisten: Prof. Dr. Gottfried Zimmermann, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart Prof. Dr. Klaus Miesenberger, Institutes Integriert Studieren an der Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz Michael Düren, Kompetenzzentrum „Digitale Teilhabe für alle“ Regine Gessner (CPACC), IAAP DACH und Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs/HGBS-GmbH Moderiert: Beatriz González Mellídez (CPWA, ADS), Atos Information Technologies GmbH

Learn more about Vereint in Barrierefreiheit: Netzwerk, Weiterbildung und Ressourcen by Atos Information Technology, German UPA, IAAP DACH

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Barrierefreie Apps und Webseiten (In Person)

16 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Europe/Zurich (Zürich, Switzerland)

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Barrierefreie Apps und Webseiten Join us in our mission to make the world more accessible for all! We invite you to an evening of insightful talks and networking on the 16th of May. It’s our goal to bring digital professionals together with accessibility experts to discuss and learn from each other in a casual setting. With this event we want to be actively a part of the dialogue, and lower the threshold for building apps and digital solutions, that are inclusive. The evening will start off with short talks by our guest speakers Manu Heim from ETH Zürich and Goran Arnold from Apfelschule, and myself. Followed by a networking Apéro. Event details in a nutshell: Date 16th May 2023, event start 18:00 Location Bitforge AG, Zürich

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Barrierefreie Apps und Webseiten by Bitforge Ag

The future of Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

16 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Futurice Berlin welcomes you to an event about “The Future of Digital Accessibility”! Our experts Suvi Helén and Marion Couesnon share their predictions – ranging from topics like legislation to emerging technologies – and recommendations on how to realize a more accessible vision of the future. Use this opportunity to leverage your business and learn how to nail upcoming accessibility challenges with confidence, offer better products and services, and expand your target audience. Not able to join us in Berlin? No worries, we’ve got you! Join us in Munich, Stuttgart, or Freiburg to watch the live stream with some of the nicest and most talented people in the industry… Or simply join remote!

Learn more about The future of Digital Accessibility by Futurice GmbH

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