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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Creating an accessible & inclusive workplace (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Australia/Brisbane (Australia)

Are you an accessible and inclusive employer of choice? Are you providing accessible and inclusive services for your customers?

Not all disabilities and impairments are obvious, however inaccessible work practices can create major barriers in the workplace. Often very minor modifications need to be made to make a BIG difference.

In this panel Q&A you will hear about real strategies and methods to help you create more accessible and inclusive business practices, for your staff and your customers.

Learn more about Creating an accessible & inclusive workplace by leaderslounge.com.au

GAAD 2022: Considering Digital Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America)

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022, Queen City Bytes and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library are presenting an awareness building session about the barriers faced by people with cognitive disabilities when using a website or application. We will discuss the following:

  • visible vs invisible disabilities
  • cognitive disabilities diagnoses such as ADHD, Dyslexia, brain injury, Autism, and aging
  • eight objectives for making content usable for people with cognitive disabilities

Learn more about GAAD 2022: Considering Digital Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Queen City Bytes

Mile Two Presents A11y Lightning Talks in Honor of GAAD (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (Dayton, Ohio, United States of America)

At Mile Two we are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day by hosting a lunch and learn featuring lightning talks around the topic of Accessibility. Talks from Kasey Bonifacio ( she/her/hers ), Heather Taylor ( she/her ), and Ren Estep ( she/they )

Learn more about Mile Two Presents A11y Lightning Talks in Honor of GAAD by Mile Two LLC

Accessibility in Action (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Join World Services for the Blind for a discussion with several successful alumni working in the field of accessibility. They will discuss tips to making the web more accessible, how they got started working in the field of accessibility and assistive technology, and an overview of the WSB programs that can help those who are blind and visually impaired achieve their dreams!

Learn more about Accessibility in Action by World Services for the Blind

Cognitive Accessibility Beyond the Alt Tags, with an Interactive Exercise (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:30 PM-2:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

This presentation focuses on commonly overlooked cognitive accessibility issues, which affect nearly 20% of people. It includes an interactive exercise using practical solutions for improving UI for cognitive accessibility. Join Zoom Meeting https://softrams.zoom.us/j/95640720396?pwd=TTB5ckxyMEJWM2kwRWlUY3JMeDFSUT09 Meeting ID: 956 4072 0396 Passcode: 123321

Learn more about Cognitive Accessibility Beyond the Alt Tags, with an Interactive Exercise by Softrams

Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:30 PM-2:30 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is offering its Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp training for free. Join this live training on Thursday, May 19th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM ET.

Learn more about Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp by Deque

Learn ASL for Common Workplace Phrases (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM America/New_York (Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America)

The CGI Federal Accessibility Champions Network (ACN) and newly-formed CGI Disability & Neurodiversity Advocates (DNA) Member Resource Group (MRG) are partnering on a fun event in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2022. The event will feature American Sign Language (ASL) instruction on common workplace signs.

Learn more about Learn ASL for Common Workplace Phrases by CGI Federal

Atos Global GAAD Event (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Lisbon (Global)

On Thursday 19th of May Atos will host its 8th annual event to celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an awareness day focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. Our aim in Atos this year is to discuss how we can achieve accessibility at scale.

Learn more about Atos Global GAAD Event by Atos

the thing ? (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

I will be talking about my experience as a disabled vtuber good and bad. sharing resources I’ve personally found to help me as a viewer and content creator

Learn more about the thing ? by octogeisha

Global Accessibility Awareness: A Conversation with Lullabot and Live Q&A (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, join Lullabot for a conversation about accessibility. We’ll also take your questions. We’ll chat about: – Using JavaScript and accessibility – New things in Drupal – Video accessibility – Paying attention to accessibility from design through development – Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good And more! Hosted by Chris Albrecht Panelists: Kat Shaw (Senior Front-end Developer), Aubrey Sambor (Senior Front-end Developer), and Pauline Judge (Front-end Developer)

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness: A Conversation with Lullabot and Live Q&A by Lullabot

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