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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Ask the expert: Well-Tagged PDF vs PDF/UA-2: die beiden neuen Standards, die PDF-Barrierefreiheit neu definieren (In Person)

15 May 2024 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Die meisten haben es wohl schon mitbekommen: PDF 2.0 gibt es schon seit einigen Jahren. Jetzt ist der darauf basierende Standard für PDF-Barrierefreiheit erschienen: PDF/UA-2. Was ist wichtig? Muss man es jetzt schon unterstützen? Wann wird es relevant? Was bedeutet es für die aktuelle Praxis, barrierefreie Dokumente zu erstellen? Ziemlich zeitgleich wurde auch “Well-Tagged PDF” veröffentlicht. Das kann für Verwirrung sorgen. Und genau deswegen klären wir in dieser Ask the Expert-Session zusätzlich die Frage: Wo liegen die Unterschiede? Und was ist für mich relevant? Klaas Posselt wird allgemeine Informationen über “PDF/UA-2” und “Well-Tagged PDF” an euch weitergeben. Er hat selbst an PDF/UA-2 mitgearbeitet und kann uns deswegen ultimatives Insider-Wissen mitgeben und alle Fragen rund um das Thema beantworten.

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GAAD at AccessU (In Person)

15 May 2024 – 16 May 2024 | 5:00 PM-5:30 PM America/Chicago (Austin, TX, United States of America)

Wednesday May 15 5:30 – 7:00 PM: Enjoy snacks, drinks and speed networking activities on the lovely lawn of St. Edward’s University, overlooking downtown Austin Thursday May 16 (GAAD) – 7:30 AM: Breakfast in Ragsdale Cafeteria – 8:30 – 10:00 AM: Classes in Trustee Hall – 10:15 – 11:45 AM: Closing Keynote Panel: Connecting the Paths: Harnessing Expertise and Bolstering Advocacy for Lasting Regulatory Change led by Corbb O’Connor with Susanna Laurin, John G. Pare, Jr., and Whitney Quesenbery, in Jones Auditorium (Ragsdale Hall) – 12:00 noon: Lunch and Round Table Discussions in Mabee Ballroom (Ragsdale Hall) – 2:00 – 3:30 PM: Classes in Trustee Hall

Learn more about GAAD at AccessU by Knowbility

GAAD Meetup in Michigan (In Person)

15 May 2024 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM America/Detroit (Jackson, MI, United States of America)

Looking forward to another great Global Accessibility Awareness Day meet-up, this time hosted by our homies at Ogma Brewing, in Jackson, MI. GAAD is all about promoting conversations about accessibility, and creating awareness around digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. It is always a highlight for us at Level Access, and I am looking forward to hosting this meetup at one of my favorite local spots. Bring someone with you, and share a story. Join us Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm for great food, drinks and conversations on the patio.

Learn more about GAAD Meetup in Michigan by Level Access

Celebrating GAAD together! Raising awareness about Digital Accessibility by NTT DATA Spain (2nd edition) (In Person)

15 May 2024 – 16 May 2024 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain)

NTT DATA and Espacio Joven Ibercaja join forces for the second time to celebrate together the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) to bring digital accessibility and its importance to society. Taking advantage of this celebration, NTT DATA and Espacio Joven Ibercaja bring a series of workshops and talks with professionals in this discipline. These are aimed at anyone interested in accessibility and digital inclusion. During the afternoon of the 15th of May, there will be open accessibility workshops for designers, content creators and developers to provide an introductory lesson about considering accessibility in the digital environment. The next day, during the afternoon of the 16th of May, there will be open accessibility talks to share experiences and learnings with different speakers from accessibility experts to persons with disabilities. Let’s celebrate GAAD with us! Together for a more accessible and inclusive digital world!

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A11y North #1 | Celebrating GAAD one day early (In Person)

15 May 2024 | 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Europe/London (Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Brought to you by some familiar faces of A11y Leeds, plus a couple of new faces, A11y North brings together accessibility advocates and inclusive design professionals all the way from Watford Gap to John o’Groats. Our launch event will be hosted at the Cinema of War at the Royal Armouries, consisting of an opportunity for networking not seen since before the pandemic, amazing guest speakers and plenty of time for you to get involved with the discussions. Speakers include David Fazio – Speaking about their own personal journey; Ben Tillyer – Speaking about why claiming conformance can be damaging; Stark – Speaking about Accessibility Maturity Models

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HTML para designers! (Virtual)

15 May 2024 | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM America/Sao_Paulo (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)

Portuguese: Um dos principais problemas relacionados a falta de acessibilidade em sites está relacionado com a escrita de HTML ruim e em muitos casos a responsabilidade não é apenas do time de desenvolvimento, pois há questões relacionadas a arquitetura de informação e também a especificação e documentação criadas para que desenvolvedores atuem corretamente na produção final. Nesta aula você irá entender que HTML é absolutamente tudo sobre Arquitetura de Informação e praticamente nada sobre codificação e também compreenderá os relacionamentos de todas as etapas com a acessibilidade das informações. English: One of the main problems related to the lack of accessibility on websites is related to poor HTML writing and in many cases, the responsibility does not just lie with the development team, as there are issues related to information architecture and also the specification and documentation created so that developers act correctly in final production. In this class, you will understand that HTML is absolutely everything about Information Architecture and practically nothing about coding and you will also understand the relationships of all stages with the accessibility of information.

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GAAD Gameathon! (Virtual)

16 May 2024 – 31 May 2024 | 12:00 AM-6:00 AM (Global)

Explore the realm of accessibility this Global Accessibility Awareness Day with interactive and educational games. Please fill by May 16th to receive the instructions to play the game.

Learn more about GAAD Gameathon! by BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus, India

Making your iPhone more senior friendly (In Person)

16 May 2024 – 18 May 2024 | 12:00 AM-11:00 AM Africa/Johannesburg (Johannesburg; Cape Town; Durban, South Africa)

As iStore celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day, specific stores are hosting a practical session aimed at making an iPhone more accessible for seniors. Learn about settings, text size, home screens, audio assistance and more. This free training session focuses on iPhone basics for seniors and provides valuable tips and tricks for older adults to have a better user experience when using their iPhones.

Learn more about Making your iPhone more senior friendly by iSchool Africa/ Core Group/ iStore

AutomaticA11y – dostępność i sztuczna inteligencja (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 12:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Warsaw (Warsaw, mazowieckie, Poland)

Until recently, only a human person could take care about accessibility. Now, as far as the sofisticated tools, such as Artificial Intelligence, are dynamically being developed, the possibility of a broader and faster accessibility provision is much more realistic. Nevertheless, a human person is still indispensable to control these tools and processes. During the conference, we will take a walk-through of the different prospects and opportunities, which gives us modern technology in the field of accessibility.

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Wells Fargo – GAAD Activites (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 12:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Wells Fargo will celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day by conducting multiple internal presentations – all focused on building awareness around the value and importance of digital accessibility for Wells Fargo customers and employees.

Learn more about Wells Fargo – GAAD Activites by Wells Fargo

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