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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Accessibility and Usability: Working Together to Make Things Better (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM America/Detroit (Global)

Anthro-Tech’s Digital Accessibility Specialists, Beth Somerfield, CPWA, and Andrew Skinner will talk about how successful digital services let people connect with organizations in a confident and efficient way. Digital products and services must be easy for people to understand and make it difficult for them to make errors. When accessibility and usability work hand-in-hand, customers have a better experience.

Learn more about Accessibility and Usability: Working Together to Make Things Better by Anthro-Tech

Use plain language to make your digital content inclusive for a diverse audience – City of Minneapolis (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America)

From your web content, emails and newsletters, effective content is accessible to all. Writing in plain language sets the foundation for accessibility. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Benefits of plain language
  • How to write in plain language
  • Making content accessible & inclusive
  • Using readability tools

The recording of the webinar is available on YouTube with this link: City of Minneapolis plain language webinar

Learn more about Use plain language to make your digital content inclusive for a diverse audience – City of Minneapolis by City of Minneapolis

GAAD with 3Play Media (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with 3Play Media. In this webinar, we will discuss accessibility from the perspective of the three GAAD elements: global, accessibility, and awareness.

Learn more about GAAD with 3Play Media by 3Play Media

Creating Inclusive Customer Experiences Through Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Global)

TPGi is connecting with and highlighting individuals that are passionate about advancing digital accessibility programs at their organizations and are focused on creating inclusive customer experiences. Join host TPGi’s Mark Miller, Director and special guests. This conversation will help you learn about how these individuals started their accessibility program, the challenges they encountered, what maturity stage their accessibility program is currently, and helpful tips.

Learn more about Creating Inclusive Customer Experiences Through Digital Accessibility by TPGi

WE ABLE -Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Asia/Kuwait (kuwait, Kuwait)

Zain Group will be hosting a Microsoft workshop with our partners with Microsoft all its employees on all the new digital accessibility features available to us through Microsoft Office to support us become more accessible through our everday tasks.

Radio Interview about the importance of GAAD and digital accessility (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 26 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-11:59 PM Australia/Perth (Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia)

Radio interview about What is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Why is digital accessibility important and how people can start making a difference when creating digital content.

Learn more about Radio Interview about the importance of GAAD and digital accessility by VisAbility Ltd

GAAD Inclusion and Accessibility with Christopher Patnoe, a GDG NYC event (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-12:30 PM America/New_York (New York City, New York, United States of America)

Thursday, May 19, 2022 is the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Help GDG NYC & Google Women Techmakers celebrate GAAD and get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments. 👉Join our special guest Christopher Patnoe, EMEA Lead for Accessibility and Disability Inclusion @ Google in a session moderated by Wendy Durica, Accessibility Advocate and Platform Team Lead at Kantar

Learn more about GAAD Inclusion and Accessibility with Christopher Patnoe, a GDG NYC event by Kantar

GAAD reddit AMA with Anika Henke – Accessibility Specialist with the UK Government (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-12:00 PM Europe/London

Ever use any of the great resources the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) produces on accessibility? Curious how this open government leader is also leading with digital accessibility? Want to know what role user research has with digital accessibility? Join the r/accessibility Reddit on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) from 19 May at 12 noon BST to ask Anika Henke who is an Accessibility Specialist working for the UK government. Anika will be open to answering AMA questions for 24hrs to allow for people around the world to engage.

GDS has had a wide impact far beyond the UK and digital government. Join the Reddit accessibility community in asking Anika what interests you about her work with accessibility. 

Learn more about GAAD reddit AMA with Anika Henke – Accessibility Specialist with the UK Government by GDS

Vraag en antwoord: toegankelijke apps (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Gratis vraag- en antwoordsessie over toegankelijke apps. Sinds 2021 moeten ook mobiele apps aan de toegankelijkheidsrichtlijnen voldoen. Hoe pas je de toegankelijkheidsrichtlijnen toe op apps? Bram Duvigneau, Rimmert Sijtsma en Jan Jaap de Groot beantwoorden van 12.00 – 13.00 uur zoveel mogelijk vragen.

Learn more about Vraag en antwoord: toegankelijke apps by Firm Ground

Accessible information in Healthcare (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-12:45 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

In this educational webinar hosted by Synertec, our expert speakers will address the accessibility gap within healthcare, and discuss how we can support the NHS and healthcare providers to aid comprehension by transforming letters into a format suited to each patient’s individual needs.

Learn more about Accessible information in Healthcare by Synertec

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