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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The Evolution of Accessible Documents (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:30 AM-10:15 AM Australia/Perth (Australia)

Q&A with Dax Castro. A lot has changed in the last decade when it comes to accessible documents. While many give advice to avoid PDFs as an accessible format, this Q&A with international expert Dax Castro will shed light on the advancements in technology and standards. Is the advice against PDFs outdated? While the reality was PDF content was inherently not designed to be accessible, has that changed and how so?

Learn more about The Evolution of Accessible Documents by ADWebKey

GAAD Japan 2022 (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:45 AM-8:00 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

1 day webinar on the digital accessibility. Japanese accessibility experts will give their talks. This event is for free. Real-time captions will be available!

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2022 by GAAD Japan

Barrierefreie Dokumente für die öffentliche Verwaltung, das Gesundheitswesen sowie Bildungseinrichtungen (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Europe/Vienna (Austria)

Seit der Einführung der EU-Rechtsvorschriften zur Barrierefreiheit im Jahr 2020 müssen Organisationen des öffentlichen Sektors sicherstellen, dass ihre digitalen Angebote barrierefrei zugänglich sind. Crawford Technologies und Docolution gehen im Webinar auf die Grundlagen digitaler Barrierefreiheit ein, was diese Regelungen für die Erstellung von Dokumenten, neu zu erzeugende oder bereits vorhandene, bedeuten und präsentieren Lösungen und Tools, um den Anforderungen Ihrer Kunden zu entsprechen.

Learn more about Barrierefreie Dokumente für die öffentliche Verwaltung, das Gesundheitswesen sowie Bildungseinrichtungen by Docolution

Raising My Voice: Exploring and Discussing the Power of AI-Assisted technology (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Australia/Sydney (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

The University of Sydney Library is hosting a webinar to highlight the development and application of a pioneering voice avatar. Created by Cereproc, the webinar will focus on the experiences of Associate Professor Anna Boucher and how she utilises this AI-assisted technology in her teachings. The panel will also discuss other emerging accessible technologies and accessibility driven innovations, and how they will benefit both staff and students different needs.

Learn more about Raising My Voice: Exploring and Discussing the Power of AI-Assisted technology by University of Sydney

Accessibility in India: Present Scenario & Scope (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Global)

Accessibility in India: Present Scenario & Scope Celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) The aim of this discussion is to spread awareness about Digital accessibility, inclusion, and scenario and scope of accessibility in India. The panelists for this discussion are – Rakesh Paladugula (Product Manager for Accessibility at Adobe), Amar Jain (Advocate and a certified professional in web accessibility) and Prashant Naik (Manager at Union Bank of India & Co-founder of Talking ATM)

Learn more about Accessibility in India: Present Scenario & Scope by National Association for the Blind – Delhi

20+ Years of Standards and Best Practice – Is the Web Accessible Yet? (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Chicago (Austin, Texas, United States of America)

In May 1999, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 were published by the World Wide Web Consortium W3C – the standards maker for the world wide web. Countries, states, and municipalities have adopted and adapted standards as the Internet evolved. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities will host an interactive discussion on where we’ve come and what remains to be done.

Learn more about 20+ Years of Standards and Best Practice – Is the Web Accessible Yet? by Texas Governor’s Committee for people with Disabilities

GAAD Inclusive Teaching and Learning Celebration (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM America/New_York (Atlanta, GA, United States of America)

Georgia State Universities will hold multiple virtual workshops throughout the day dedicated to helping faculty improve their classroom accessibility. Topics range from course design to using incorporating learning technology to support accessibility.

Learn more about GAAD Inclusive Teaching and Learning Celebration by Georgia State University Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Online Education

Celebrate GAAD 2022 with DA (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Digita11y Accessible wants to ensure inclusivity & digital engagement for all users & raise visibility of the accessibility community. Join an engaging event with expert accessibility speakers to gain industry knowledge, learn from experience & help raise awareness. KEYNOTE: Jennison Asuncion, GAAD Co-Founder INCLUSIVE DESIGN: Phil Yatvin & Ben Chargot, Chicago Lighthouse ACCESSIBILITY & USABILITY: Beth Somerfield & Andrew Skinner, Anthro-Tech ACCESSIBLE PROCUREMENT: Kara Zirkle, Dell

Learn more about Celebrate GAAD 2022 with DA by Digita11y Accessible

Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Digita11y Accessible (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Digita11y Accessible wants to ensure inclusivity & digital engagement for all users & raise visibility of the accessibility community. Join an engaging event with expert accessibility speakers to gain industry knowledge, learn from experience & help raise awareness. KEYNOTE: Jennison Asuncion, GAAD Co-Founder INCLUSIVE DESIGN: Phil Yatvin & Ben Chargot, Chicago Lighthouse ACCESSIBILITY & USABILITY: Beth Somerfield & Andrew Skinner, Anthro-Tech ACCESSIBLE PROCUREMENT: Kara Zirkle, Dell

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Digita11y Accessible by Digita11y Accessible

Sekavasta selkeäksi -tietoisku (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Europe/Helsinki (Finland)

Sekavasta selkeäksi -tietoisku tarjoaa vinkkejä siihen, miten pienilläkin asioilla voi vaikuttaa verkkopalvelujen helppokäyttöisyyteen ja ymmärrettävyyteen eli kognitiiviseen saavutettavuuteen. Tietoiskussa kerrotaan myös siitä, mitä ottaa huomioon selkeässä someviestinnässä. Hankkeen saavutettavuustestaajat kertovat, miten nämä vinkit auttavat heitä ja samalla meitä kaikkia käyttämään nettiä helpommin. Selkeää viestintää kaikille!

Learn more about Sekavasta selkeäksi -tietoisku by Selkeästi meille -hanke

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