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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GAA’day Challenge (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM Australia/Brisbane (Australia)

At ADCET we are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Thursday, May 18, 2023) with a series of three challenges for universities and Vocational Education and Training providers within Australia to experience just a few accessibility barriers and features in everyday work and life. We would love to hear your stories and experiences with the challenges, so please share them with us via email or on our social media by tagging ADCET and using the hashtag #GAAD. View the 3 challenges on our website

Learn more about GAA’day Challenge by ADCET

Get an IAAP approved A11y Collective course for a price of your choice! (Virtual)

18 May 2023 – 19 May 2023 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Netherlands)

The A11Y Collective is the e-learning platform for anyone who wants to learn more about web accessibility. We offer IAAP approved courses on accessibility basics, accessible design, code and content and we offer masterclasses and advanced coding courses. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day we want to give everyone the chance to enroll in one of our courses by letting you decide the price yourself.

Learn more about Get an IAAP approved A11y Collective course for a price of your choice! by The A11y Collective

Twitter Discussion (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 12:00 AM-6:00 PM Africa/Nairobi (Nairobi, Djibouti)

Aim to raise awareness on the inclusivity of technology to people with disabilities.

Learn more about Twitter Discussion by Northern Nomadic Disabled persons organization

Maher Alahmad (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 12:00 AM-12:15 AM Asia/Gaza (Ramallah, Palestine, State of)

خبير في اعداد السياسات التي تخص النفاذية الرقمية وتم العمل على اعداد سياسة وطنية للنفاذية الرقمية للاشخاص لذوي الاعلاقة لتعزيز امكانية النفاذ والوصول لللخدمات الالكترونية تناسب كافة الفئات لا سما الاعاقات السمعية والبصيرية

Report Launch: Accessibility of Kenyan Government Website Accessibility to Persons with Disabilities (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Africa/Nairobi (Nairobi, Hurlingham, Kenya)

KICTANET is a non-profit ICT Policy Think Tank, which acts as a multi-stakeholder platform for ICT policy and regulation. The network is guided by four pillars: policy advocacy, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and research. KICTAnet’s guiding philosophy encourages synergies for ICT policy-related activities and initiatives. As such, the network provides mechanisms and a framework for continuing cooperation and collaboration in ICT matters among industry, technical community, academia, media, development partners, and Government. KICTANET, through the ICT Access and Equality for Persons with Disability program, has researched the accessibility of government websites by persons with disabilities, and a scorecard was developed. We want to invite stakeholders for the launch of this research as well as to set the next priority agenda for ICT and inclusion in public services.

The objective of this launch cum roundtable stakeholders meeting is to share the research findings and provide a platform for dialogue on digital accessibility status in Kenya. In these discussions, we intend to identify stakeholders’ challenges and identify priority actions, potential solutions, and best practices moving forward.

Learn more about Report Launch: Accessibility of Kenyan Government Website Accessibility to Persons with Disabilities by KICTANet (Kenya ICT Action Network)

Digital Content Accessibility Challenge to Faculty & Staff (Virtual)

18 May 2023 – 31 May 2023 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, United States of America)

Thursday, May 18th, 2023, marks the twelfth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD aims to raise awareness around digital access and inclusion and how inaccessible content affects more than one billion people with disabilities worldwide. At ITS Accessibility, we are leveraging GAAD to invite the university community to consider whether all their documents are accessible. Read on to learn how ITS Accessibility will do all the work of document remediation for you! PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, course content, or documents for any other purpose; send your digital content to ITS Accessibility for remediation. With a few clicks, you will ensure your digital content is accessible to all; we do all the hard work for you!

Learn more about Digital Content Accessibility Challenge to Faculty & Staff by Cal State LA

Website redesign accessibility recap (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 8:00 AM-9:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

Review our efforts to redesign & redevelop our websites with WCAG conformance in mind. This was a presentation to our internal tech team about our work thus far and future efforts.

Umbraad (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

There are still knowledge gaps around accessibility issues and many barriers and hurdles still exist when building and developing websites. UMBRAAD is an opportunity for Umbraco and web practitioners to get together, learn and discuss accessibility in general, find out what’s happening with Umbraco accessibility and to pick up any tools and techniques that may help them improve the accessibility of their sites.

Learn more about Umbraad by Umbraco Accessibility Team

GAAD for Good 2023: Built without barriers (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Global)

GAAD is close to our hearts. Digital accessibility drives everyone here at Siteimprove. It’s embedded into our platform, culture, and history – and we think every website owner should be on board too. If all websites got their accessibility fundamentals right, then we’d have an open internet for everyone, regardless of their ability. That’s why our theme for this year is built without barriers. Join us as we imagine a world where nothing stands between users and information. Then help us make it a reality. This year’s GAAD for Good is jam-packed full of tips and expert insights, including three informative webinars. You’ll be joined by our industry experts, customers, and partners, who’ll all be serving up the latest accessibility content and resources. We’ll kick things off with an introduction from Nicolas Hamilton, one of British motorsport’s most inspirational figures, who will open our event by sharing what digital accessibility means to him. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics we’ll cover throughout the day:

  • Technical accessibility tips for your website
  • Understanding the importance of accessibility in content marketing
  • How accessibility drives better UX, marketing performance, and business results

We’re excited to see you there! Help us make the internet a more inclusive place for everyone.

Learn more about GAAD for Good 2023: Built without barriers by Siteimprove

Accessibility Awareness and Advocacy Campaign (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Williamsville, NY, United States of America)

Workshops like Inclusive Hiring; Disability Sensitivity; Internal drive to do Accessibility Training Internal email campaign on Accessibility Awareness – Announcing designated associate (Para-Olympian Adam Page) Your organization or personal social media account Accessibility Awareness post to support the day.

Learn more about Accessibility Awareness and Advocacy Campaign by Ingram Micro Inc

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