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.

Contact us if you have questions or feedback.

List of Events & Activities

The following are events and activities the community has created for this year to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

All Events & Activities (210) 3 of 21 pages

Virtua11y (Virtual)

17 May 2022 – 19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Virtua11y is Nomensa’s web accessibility and inclusivity conference taking place over three days from 17-19th May, 2022. Virtua11y brings the leading thinkers and doers in accessibility and digital inclusion to share best practice, the latest thinking and what the future holds for accessibility. Expect talks, panel discussions, workshops and interviews that you can enjoy for free and from the comfort of your sofa.

Learn more about Virtua11y by Nomensa

Building a web for all: inclusive design & accessibility (Private/Internal)

17 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Europe/London (Cambridge, UK, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

A 90-minute interactive masterclass for BIMA members to find out how you can use inclusive design techniques to improve your website accessibility. Key learnings from this masterclass will include: – What is accessibility and who does it affect – Disability and the law – What is inclusive design – Methods you can use to design inclusively – Tips for improving accessibility for your digital products.

Learn more about Building a web for all: inclusive design & accessibility by Studio 24

IDEA Group – Accessibility Day (Private/Internal)

17 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Carmel, IN, United States of America)

Accessibility is an important part of customer experience. To build awareness for accessibility, we’ll explore some common accessibility myths and “myth-conceptions.”

Learn more about IDEA Group – Accessibility Day by MISO Energy

Atos UK&I GAAD 2022 – Accessibility at Scale (Virtual)

17 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

On May 17, from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST), Atos UK&I will join the GAAD celebrations by hosting a series of webinar with worldwide recognised accessibility experts including: Diane Lightfoot (CEO of Business Disability Forum), Helen Wilson (Author of SCULPT document accessibility framework), Jim Smith (Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion UK&I at Atos), Mark Wilcock (Co-chair of the Accessibility Apprenticeship Standard), Nathan Wood, Kiril Turley, Damian Farrelly and Adam Kempa.

Learn more about Atos UK&I GAAD 2022 – Accessibility at Scale by Atos

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know (Virtual)

17 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

With the increasing popularity of coding bootcamps, people turn to these programs for new and rewarding careers a clear skills gap exists: Accessibility isn’t part of the bootcamp curriculum. In celebration of GAAD 2022, Jonny James, Senior Accessibility Engineer, will draw from his own experience, challenging our existing paradigm of what it means to be qualified to work in this field and how the gatekeepers of web accessibility could be harming the industry.

Learn more about You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know by TPGi

Designing Neuroinclusive Classrooms (Virtual)

17 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Neurodivergent learners have unique skills and abilities that set them apart from their neurotypical counterparts. If supported effectively, neurodivergent learners tend to excel, especially in the STEAM fields, and their skills can lead to significant contributions in these areas. This makes it even more critical that we take the necessary steps to ensure their time in academia truly does accommodate every learner. Learn various strategies for supporting neurodivergent learners.

Learn more about Designing Neuroinclusive Classrooms by Online Learning Consortium

Increasing Inclusion through Participatory Design Ethics: Empowering Marginalised Groups and Vulnerable Citizens (Virtual)

17 May 2022 | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Europe/London (London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

This event is an inaugural lecture. Professor Anastasios Maragiannis will present an overview of co-design methodologies, demonstrating how embedding inclusivity ethics at the baseline of such processes can result in immediate benefits for the designer and the end-user. During the event, will outline research that mobilising inclusivity ethics, an under-investigated aspect of design training and discourse can significantly improve design practice research for the 21st-century world we live in.

Learn more about Increasing Inclusion through Participatory Design Ethics: Empowering Marginalised Groups and Vulnerable Citizens by University of Greenwich

Product Accessibility Open Office Hours & 12-Hour Livestream (Private/Internal)

18 May 2022 | 6:00 AM-6:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Zendesk’s Product Accessibility team (est. 2021) is excited to be celebrating its first GAAD. We’ll be livestreaming as we test our biggest products with various assistive tech, offering our colleagues around the world a glimpse into how we work and how we can help. We’ll be available for a full 12 hours, to answer any questions from anyone who drops by.

Learn more about Product Accessibility Open Office Hours & 12-Hour Livestream by Zendesk

#CleanUpTheWeb Challenge (Activity)

18 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

Let’s catch some accessibility bugs and reduce the number of barriers across the web together. To help collect and share helpful issue data, we’re opening up axe DevTools Pro features surrounding #GAAD for free 3-day trials, even if you’ve started one before. By finding and sharing Critical and Serious accessibility issues for the sites you love – in a positive and helpful way – you can help trigger the change in culture some orgs need.

CROMA visit (Private/Internal)

18 May 2022 – 19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

TMC has designed the activity “Veure-hi amb les orelles, sentir-hi amb els ulls” (Listening with your ears, seeing with your eyes) as part of the CROMA programme (Fundació Autònoma Solidària). Children in schools in the area surrounding UAB have been working on the co-creation of a 360º video and have learned about accessibility services. On 18 May they will be visiting our research team at the university to show the results from their workshops.

Learn more about CROMA visit by TransMedia Catalonia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

3 of 21