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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Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze? (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Europe/Warsaw (Kraków, Polska, Poland)
Z okazji Światowego Dnia Wiedzy o Dostępności zapraszamy na szkolenie dla Koordynatorów Dostępności “Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze ?” , które odbędzie się 18 maja 2023 roku w godzinach od 9.00 do 10.30. Jesteś koordynator dostępności w swojej instytucji. Czujesz się nieco zagubiony, nie wiesz jak się do tego zabrać. Pomożemy Ci, polecając strony internetowe, media społecznościowe, szkolenia, wydawnictwa, aplikacje i programy, które mogą ci się przydać w Twojej pracy. Szkolenie jest bezpłatne. Nie wymagane są zgłoszenia ani rejestracja.
Learn more about Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze? by Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego
University of Minnesota’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 9:30 AM-2:45 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)
You are invited to attend Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 18, 2023. GAAD 2023 will feature a keynote presentation from Lydia X.Z. Brown on Disability Justice Action in Higher Education, as well as three sessions in three concurrent tracks: Pedagogy and education, Research and community outreach, and Digital accessibility. Register for the Zoom sessions at z.umn.edu/gaad.
Learn more about University of Minnesota’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day by University of Minnesota Duluth
GAAD Japan 2023 (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 9:45 AM-7:30 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)
One day webinar on digital accessibility. There will be 9 sessions by accessibility experts and 8 lightening talks by sponsors who are passionate with accessibility. The topics will include accessible design, web accessibility, game accessibility, PDF, assistive technologies, efforts by government, VR, inclusive design and more. The webinar had 671 attendees in 2022.
Learn more about GAAD Japan 2023 by GAAD Japan
Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Chattanooga, TN, United States of America)
The fifth annual Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit is designed to inspire transformative conversations about the inclusion of individuals with different abilities, the latest accessibility innovations, and ideas. Keynote speaker, John Bramblitt, is the author of the award-winning book Shouting in the Dark. He currently works as a consultant for museums in developing programs that are designed to include everyone – no matter their ability or disability. Shouting in the Dark is the story of Bramblitt’s life, his journey navigating through a new territory of blindness, and how he ultimately rekindled his joy, passion, and relationships through art.
Learn more about Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit by Signal Centers, Inc.
Konferencja PFRON wspiera dostępność (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Europe/Warsaw (Poland)
Konferencja PFRON z okazji Światowego Dnia Wiedzy o Dostępności 18 maja przypada Światowy Dzień Wiedzy o Dostępności (ang. Global Accessibility Awareness Day – GAAD). Jest to dzień poświęcony szczególnie dostępności cyfrowej. Z tej okazji zapraszamy na konferencję on-line z cyklu #PFRONwspieradostępność. Będziemy rozmawiać o : – Jak dobrze opisać dostępność? – Jak technologie asystujące pomagają w osiągnięciu większej niezależności? – Zmiany w standardach WCAG 2.2 – Dostępność w mediach społecznościowych
Learn more about Konferencja PFRON wspiera dostępność by Państwowy Fundusz Rehabilitacji Osób Niepełnosprawnych
Making the Case for Accessibility: Approaches for Achieving Buy-in (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/New_York (Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America)
Establishing and implementing accessibility practices is most effective when everyone is bought into the charge. BORN XDS is excited to present a webinar on Making the Case for Accessibility to help participants better discuss the need for strategies around this work with a range of internal and external audiences, including but not exclusive to clients, sales teams, key stakeholders, developers, and designers. Attendees of this webinar will gain a better understanding of:
- The importance for organizations to take accessibility seriously
- Arguments as to why applying an accessibility lens to an organization’s work is valuable and how to get started
- Next steps for bringing accessibility to the forefront of their organization’s work
Prístupne 2023 – nultá konferencia o digitálnej prístupnosti (Accessible 2023 – conference on digital accessibility) (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Bratislava (Slovakia)
Online conference about digital accessibility held in Slovakia. Conference organiser is Unia nevidiacich a slabozrakych Slovenska (Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union). Main topics of conference: Slovak legislation about digital accessibility, Why accessibility needs professionalism, Findings from accessibility audits of university websites, Personal experience with inaccessible sites, Accessibility and its practical impact on assistive technology users, Why is web accessibility not taken so seriously?, Website accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing: effective solutions in a digital world.
Learn more about Prístupne 2023 – nultá konferencia o digitálnej prístupnosti (Accessible 2023 – conference on digital accessibility) by Unia nevidiacich a slabozrakych Slovenska (Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union)
Building a More Accessible Web with Artificial Intelligence (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-10:30 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)
Join us as we demonstrate a custom plug-in for the WordPress platform which auto-generates Alt-Text for any existing or newly uploaded images. Using AI/Generative Text, we hope to create a more accessible web, as well as improve your WordPress site’s efficiency and SEO.
Celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! ON 18th May (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Asia/Dili (New Delhi, New Delhi, India)
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is the nodal body to look after all the development agenda of Persons with Disabilities of the country. With the vision to build an inclusive society in which equal opportunities are provided for the growth and development of Persons with Disabilities so that they can lead productive, safe and dignified lives, the Department will be celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 18th May 2023.
Keeping ‘inclusion’ as a central mandate, the Department with 65 institutes/organisations that are associated with DEPwD will be conducting events at more than 80 places across India. Celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of May every year the purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital- web, software, mobile, etc. access/inclusion for people with different disabilities. Aligning with GAAD’s purpose and with the aim the to make technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities the Department shall organise seminars/webinars on topics like accessibility of websites, social media platforms, mobile/PC as well as in banking systems, universal design, assistive technologies, and disability representations. Even distribution camps shall be organised to distribute aids and Teaching Learning Material (TLM) kits, launch new aids & assistive devices and further demonstrate accessible short films among other awareness generation programs. All the events shall involve experts from the field of technology accessibility, academicians, industry leaders, policy-makers among others. Moreover, thousands of Persons with Disabilities, many experts themselves in the domain of digital accessibility, shall also be participating to share their challenges and experiences.
The celebration and awareness generation of GAAD by the Department is national level celebration that is poised to bring together all relevant stakeholders on a single day across multiple locations of India to share knowledge, experiences, views and ideas, and discuss the latest developments and trends in the field of Digital and technological accessibility. The celebration shall thus further strengthen mutual confidence and interoperability of institutions as per the needs of PwDs and also enable sharing of best practices. The exercise will be yet another milestone in strengthening digital accessibility in continuation to the 3-day Web-Accessibility Workshop organised by DEPwD in March 2023. With the firm belief that every Person with Disability deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web, the celebration of GAAD is a progressive step of DEPwD to enable Persons with Disabilities to participate as independent and productive members of society.
Learn more about Celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! ON 18th May by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities , Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
National Level Webinar on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM (India)
Thanks to National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NIEPID), Secunderabad, India of the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. Was happy to deliver the session in the National Webinar on the topic, Accessibility with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an Enabler virtually. I believe the session was useful and created awareness among many special educators, institutional heads and on Breaking the barriers through Accessibility and Assistive Technology, by following up Global and National Guidelines for websites, documents and applications and being a change by starting our own born accessible documents.