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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Introductory Accessibility for Designers and Developers (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/New_York (Global)

In this webinar, we will share our knowledge with designers and developers who are interested in taking their first steps towards creating more inclusive digital products. The speakers will cover the following topics and provide attendees with actionable steps to incorporate accessibility into their design processes. – What is accessibility – Who is impacted – How to include accessibility in the design and development process – Q&A

Learn more about Introductory Accessibility for Designers and Developers by Emergn

Perficient is celebrating GAAD (Private/Internal)

18 May 2022 – 19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-2:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Perficient is celebrating GAAD by having its accessibility colleagues share videos of how accessible solutions impact lives, and with a workshop demonstrating common tasks and the barriers users with disabilities experience when navigating the web.

Learn more about Perficient is celebrating GAAD by Perficient

Webinar: Digital Accessibility—No Longer an Afterthought (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM (United States of America)

Amnet—a Technabled Publishing Solutions company with over 20 years of experience in the publishing domain—champions digital accessibility. And this year, to celebrate GAAD, we bring you an informative webinar, by Charles LaPierre, technical lead, Global Certified Accessible, Benetech. The webinar will be moderated by Frances Daniele, director of accessibility and key relationships, Amnet.

Learn more about Webinar: Digital Accessibility—No Longer an Afterthought by Amnet

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD): Advocacy and Inclusion Discussion (Virtual)

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

The Mass. Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) will convene a discussion with national advocates for digital accessibility. Panelists include: Sassy Outwater-Wright, MABVI Tai Tomasi, APH Lainey Feingold, lawyer and author. The discussion will focus on developing progressive and constructive frameworks for engaging with institutions and corporations to achieve digital accessibility, as well as accessibility culture and inclusion through use of community and self-advocacy.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD): Advocacy and Inclusion Discussion by Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Celebrating Accessibility in Action (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Australia)

Join ADCET prior to Global Accessibility Awareness Day, as we come together with colleagues from across the Australian tertiary education sector to celebrate the amazing work that highlights Accessibility in Action. You’ll have the chance to connect with others in inclusive education, hear innovative examples that you can take into your own work, and we’ll announce the recipients of the inaugural ADCET Accessibility in Action Awards.

Learn more about Celebrating Accessibility in Action by ADCET

How to Create an Accessible Kiosk Experience (Ask Me Anything) (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Global)

Did you know that self-service kiosks need to be accessible? If you own or are considering launching self-check-in kiosks or lockers at some of your business locations or are currently researching how you can improve your customer experiences, this session is for you. Join Matt Ater, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Vispero; Laura Miller, Director of Business Development, Vispero; and Ryan Jones, Solutions Architect, TPGi, on May 18 at 1 PM eastern. They will answer your questions on how to create accessible kiosk experiences.

Learn more about How to Create an Accessible Kiosk Experience (Ask Me Anything) by TPGi

Virtual Accessibility Awareness Lab (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is offering a free virtual Accessibility Awareness Lab on Wednesday, May 18th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. Attendees will develop insight, empathy, understanding and inspiration to work in new, more accessible ways.

Learn more about Virtual Accessibility Awareness Lab by Deque

Inclusive Accessibility Testing Workshops – IncluCity Calgary Launch (In Person)

18 May 2022 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM America/Edmonton (CALGARY, AB, Canada)

This will be an interactive learning and networking experience for the general public and technologists to learn more about inclusive usability testing. Features demonstrations and interactive workshops on usability testing for the curious and the informed. If you’ve never heard of usability testing, or know all about it and are curious to see how we operate differently from the standard, come join us for an evening of learning and networking at platform Calgary.

Learn more about Inclusive Accessibility Testing Workshops – IncluCity Calgary Launch by IncluCity Calgary

Oura Tech Meetup – Accessibility in SW Development (In Person)

18 May 2022 | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Europe/Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland)

Oura Tech Community’s May meetup is all about accessibility. We have two talks: one about web accessibility, and another about iOS-accessibility. This event is organized in Oura’s Helsinki office, and will have a livestream with captions available. Link to the separate Meetup-event for stream can be found from this event’s Meetup-page, link below.

Learn more about Oura Tech Meetup – Accessibility in SW Development by Oura

Assistive Technology Design Meeting (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM America/Winnipeg (Canada)

Noam Platt, Chapter Leader New Orleans invites you to join the Makers Making Change community from around the world to learn about assistive design projects and discussions innovations in AT design. The guest speaker for this session is Zee Kesler from Microsoft’s Inclusive Tech Lab.

Learn more about Assistive Technology Design Meeting by Makers Making Change

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