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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Digital Accessibility: The People Behind the Progress (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 AM-4:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

The launch of Season 3 of Digital Accessibility: The People Behind the Progress. Four new recorded episodes will be released on GAAD, featuring:

  • Glen Walker, TIAA, Principal Accessibility Architect
  • Jen Devins, Google, Head Accessibility UX
  • Zack Klein, iSoftStone, Software Test Engineer II
  • Joanne Lastort, Booz Allen Hamilton, Digital Accessibility Specialist

Learn more about Digital Accessibility: The People Behind the Progress by Blink

#JingleOlympics or Sonic Logo Competition (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 01 Aug 2022 | 6:00 AM-5:00 PM (Global)

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, #GAAD22 we are launching a competition open to all, a #JingleOlympics to create a few seconds of sound that will be our new sonic logo. This will identify us and greet the billions with vision impairment, 2.2 billion at least say @WHO. We’ve got so many talented young people in our movement, on off the sports fields. But this is open to all! Information will be at www.specialolympics.com/soniclogo/ from May 19th, 22.

Learn more about #JingleOlympics or Sonic Logo Competition by Special Olympics Int

Microsoft Teams and Accessibility YouTube Video (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 31 Oct 2022 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (Redmond, WA, United States of America)

If you have a lot of online meetings, it is likely that someone in that meeting will have a disability, whether you are aware of it or not. To create a more inclusive and accessible meeting experience, Jerry Smith, part of the #MicrosoftTeams team shares seven things you can do right now in Microsoft Teams like turning on your video, using live captioning, and using alt-text in images in meeting chat. Watch now to discover all seven tips.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91ddtUyhS5k

Learn more about Microsoft Teams and Accessibility YouTube Video by WDG – Microsoft

I CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL DE EDUCAÇÃO ESPECIAL NA PERSPECTIVA INCLUSIVA (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-10:00 PM America/Porto_Velho (Ji-Paraná, RO, Brazil)

Realizar o I CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL DE EDUCAÇÃO ESPECIAL NA PERSPECTIVA INCLUSIVA UNIR/PPGEEPROF, apoiado pelo GEPEIN – Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Educação Infantil, Infância e Educação Especial e Inclusiva – UNIR, entendemos que a educação especial na perspectiva inclusiva é um diferencial, porque, diferentemente da educação especial, ela não separa o aluno do convívio e aprendizado dos estudantes de uma escola regular.

Learn more about I CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL DE EDUCAÇÃO ESPECIAL NA PERSPECTIVA INCLUSIVA by IFRO

Who wants to be an accessibility champion? (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-8:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

“Who wants to be an accessibility champion?” is presented by Perkins Access the digital accessibility consulting team from the Perkins School for the Blind. Watch accessibility champions from across the digital world compete in games that bring accessibility concepts to life. The host Katie Martell is joined by Alexa Heinrich, Chris Brogan and Trish Fontanilla.

Learn more about Who wants to be an accessibility champion? by Perkins School for the Blind

GAAD 2022 celebration (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 – 31 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-8:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Employees are encouraged to watch LinkedIn learning course on Digital Accessibility in Modern Workplace to learn more about inclusive tools they can use in their daily work life for 15 days around GAAD and participant names will be entered in a draw for prizes.

Learn more about GAAD 2022 celebration by Q2 software

Exploring the Intersection of Web and Accessibility (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-10:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join Sparkbox in sharing the intersection of working on the web and creating accessibility for all its users. In this four-article series leading up to GAAD, members of our team explore using inclusive language, writing accessible content for the web, building accessibility into the development process, and understanding the why of web accessibility. We also share these articles on our Twitter account with #GAAD. Explore these articles here: https://sparkbox.com/foundry/category/accessibility

State of Digital Accessibility: An Intimate Fireside Chat with Meryl Evans (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 8:30 AM-10:30 AM America/Chicago (Plano, Texas, United States of America)

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we are hosting a morning, an intimate fireside chat with Meryl Evans. Come learn and network! It is presented by C-Hear, Inc. Moderated by Dylan M. Rafaty, North Texas Disability Chamber Event Capacity: 50 persons A light breakfast will be provided. RSVP Today!

Learn more about State of Digital Accessibility: An Intimate Fireside Chat with Meryl Evans by North Texas Disability Chamber

LinkedIn Profile Tips for People with Disabilities (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re hosting a Rock Your Profile session for people with disabilities. Join us to learn more about how you can optimize your LinkedIn profile to achieve your career goals. We’ll discuss best practices for each profile section, as well as how to stand out to recruiters and other members of the LinkedIn community.

Learn more about LinkedIn Profile Tips for People with Disabilities by LinkedIn

Hilton: A Day-Long Celebration of Digital Access and Inclusion (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Hilton’s Digital Accessibility Team will partner with our Abilities and NextGen Team Member Resource Groups to host a day-long celebration with in-person and virtual learning webinars – spanning our offices globally. We have 20 education and training sessions focused on Accessible Technology, Inclusive Workplaces, and Inclusive Travel Experiences. In person activities allow the Hilton Team to learn about and experience assistive technology and get their questions answered by our team.

Learn more about Hilton: A Day-Long Celebration of Digital Access and Inclusion by Hilton

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