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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Dostępne dokumenty WORD i PDF (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/Warsaw (Kraków, Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)

Z okazji Światowego Dnia Wiedzy o Dostępności, Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego zaprasza na webinarium „Dostępne dokumenty WORD i PDF”. Wydarzenie odbędzie 19 maja 2022 r. w godz. 9:00-13:00 i jest przeznaczone dla pracowników administracji publicznej w regionie. Zakres szkolenia obejmuje podstawy tworzenia i sprawdzania dokumentów programu Word oraz PDF, wymagania prawne oraz prezentację wykorzystania czytnika.

Learn more about Dostępne dokumenty WORD i PDF by Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego (UMWM)

Signal Centers Accessiblity Awareness Sumit (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM America/New_York (Chattanooga, TN, United States of America)

The 4th annual Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit will inspire transformative conversations about the inclusion of individuals with different abilities and accessibility innovations and ideas.

Learn more about Signal Centers Accessiblity Awareness Sumit by Signal Centers

Call to action: Add Image Alt text and subtitles (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Dortmund, Germany)

TU Dortmund University calls on university staff to add alt text to as many images on web pages and learning content as possible and to add subtitles to video. The Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS) will offer short workshops on the implementation of alt text and subtitles on the day.

Learn more about Call to action: Add Image Alt text and subtitles by department “Disability and Studies”, TU Dortmund University

Make-It-Accessible.com Launch (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM America/Winnipeg (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

On May 19, 2022, we will be launching a new web accessibility resource for designers and other communications folks at Make-It-Accessible.com. The website will help demonstrate that websites built to accessibility standards can also be beautiful, fast, easy to navigate, and helpful.

Learn more about Make-It-Accessible.com Launch by Manoverboard

Division of Academic Innovation Accessibility Awareness Event (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Chicago (Fort Worth, TX, United States of America)

The Division of Academic Innovation is hosting an event showcasing simulations of various disabilities to make aware the importance of digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Activities will include using low vision simulation goggles, dyslexia typing simulation, demonstration of orientation and mobility practices, demonstration of assistive technology, and demonstration of iOS and Android accessibility apps for smart devices. We are participating in Fix Your Content Day.

Learn more about Division of Academic Innovation Accessibility Awareness Event by University of North Texas Health Science Center

Inclusive design: A path to an inclusive, accessible user experience (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM America/New_York (Cambridge, MA, United States of America)

As application authors and designers, we often generate and evaluate ideas based upon what we know and what we like. This approach may take care of users who are like us but may not address the broader, diverse needs of all the users of our application. We need to think of human diversity as a resource, and not just a responsibility. Identifying points of potential exclusion is an opportunity to identify new solutions and creates a path for our product to reach a larger audience.

Learn more about Inclusive design: A path to an inclusive, accessible user experience by Pegasystems

BuildAbility Lessons with Minecraft: Education Edition (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

Calling all Grade 2 to 8 Classes! BuildAbility is a brand new Minecraft: Education Edition world designed specifically to help your students understand, identify, and work to eliminate accessibility barriers in their school and community! Your class is invited to join us inside our co-taught lesson (think of us as your virtual guest speakers!) as we explore this world and begin the conversations surrounding accessibility. Register here: https://cobblestonecollective.ca/buildability/

Learn more about BuildAbility Lessons with Minecraft: Education Edition by Microsoft Canada, Minecraft: Education Edition and The Cobblestone Collective

Access Day 2022, The Spectrum of Accessibility (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM America/Vancouver (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Access Day is an annual special programming initiative that highlights stories of accessibility and disability justice from within our communities. This year’s theme is “The Spectrum of Accessibility.” Access Day can be streamed and/or broadcast on the FM at Campus/Community radio stations across Canada.

One Minute Accessibility Tips (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/London (Global)

Many Cats Studios showcases this year’s Accessibility Tips from various game devs, content creators and gamers from around the world. https://www.manycats.uk/one-minute-tips

Learn more about One Minute Accessibility Tips by Many Cats Studios

Microsoft Envision UK (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-2:30 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Check out the Inclusion track at the link – scroll down please: – Improve your brand perception – Empower workforce productivity – Leading with disability confidence – Bridging the disability divide

Learn more about Microsoft Envision UK by Microsoft Ltd

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