List of Events & Activities
The following are events and activities the community has created for this year to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Virtual Events (126) 8 of 13 pages
Accessibility in Technology: Lightening Talk Version (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Denver (Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America)
Join Women Who Code Salt Lake City network as we host virtual lightening talks focused on accessibility awareness in technology. We have a couple of submissions, but are looking for more! Presenters Currently Include: CC – Code Katrina – Design Michelle – Higher Ed Tools Never given a lightening talk? Plan for 5 minutes of presenting on a topic you love to talk about within the given theme: Accessibility Awareness. Presentations could include: Design Code Testing Tools All the above, or something not listed. Submit your talk here: https://forms.gle/KVgiQsqwoQcZ96w47
Learn more about Accessibility in Technology: Lightening Talk Version by Women Who Code
Accessibility & Health Twitter Chat (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the American Association on Health and Disability invites you to join us for a Twitter Chat at the intersection of disability and health. Learn some Accessibility 101 and explore how expanding participation in biomedical research can advance health equity.
Learn more about Accessibility & Health Twitter Chat by American Association on Health and Disability
Accesibilidad Digital: Leyes y Regulaciones (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Costa_Rica (Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica)
Entrevista a Merary Alvarado, consultora en Accesibilidad Digital. Conversaremos sobre normativas y directrices internacionales y sobre su experiencia en Alemania.
Learn more about Accesibilidad Digital: Leyes y Regulaciones by Con Sello Inclusivo
LEaD Light Lunch. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 12:30 PM-1:00 PM Europe/London (London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
The LEaD Light Lunch meets online and aims to create a space for academic and professional colleagues and City students to share ideas about digital technology and teaching. Meeting on the GAAD day itself, this light lunch session will celebrate the team and working group efforts to enhance the learning experience for City’s students and look ahead to next year. An interactive activity will sample the accessibility maturity exercise taking place across City’s schools and professional services. Presented by Sandra Partington, Dr Julie Voce and Sandra Guzman-Rodriguez.
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Accessibility (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)
How intelligent automation is enabling equitable access to information for the visually impaired
- How AI will play a significant role in corporate accessibility and compliance.
- The potential implications of AI on historical remediation workflows.
- AI and its role in automating the process of creating WCAG-compliant accessible documents.
- How to choose the right AI-based accessibility solution.
Communicating your needs in the Workplace and Beyond: AXS Passport Demo (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
We explore how to remove the barriers people face when communicating their needs – by using AXS (‘Access’) Passport: D&A’s innovative new digital accessibility passport. You’ll learn how AXS Passport breaks down the barriers that prevent equitable access in our workplaces, educational environments, and wider society. Communicating your needs is something we all can struggle with, especially if you don’t feel safe to do so – which can become a disabling barrier in itself. With AXS (‘Access’) Passport we’re making it easier for everyone to have their needs heard and to put adjustments in place that enable people to thrive. It offers a way for individuals to share their requirements quickly and easily, and provides the ideal solution for organisations wanting to better support their teams and members. We’ll demonstrate how individuals can benefit from using AXS Passport to share their requirements in the workplace, in education, and when accessing healthcare and social activities. We will also explore our exciting new organisational portal, demonstrating how it enables organisations to support their staff or members in a clear and accessible way while gaining strategic data to help anticipate and welcome diverse needs. Create your free AXS Passport: https://axs-passport.co/en/signup Contact the AXS team to book a demo for your organisation: email@example.com We use automatic live captioning for our webinars through Zoom. Please get in touch if you have any accessibility requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Communicating your needs in the Workplace and Beyond: AXS Passport Demo by Diversity and Ability (D&A)
Accessibility Awareness and Foundations Webinar (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)
Celebrate this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day by attending Deque’s three-hour virtual training event. You’ll learn what digital accessibility is, why it’s important, how people with disabilities navigate the web, and how you can champion accessibility to make a difference in your organization today. This training is intended for all audiences; including policymakers, management, content creators, developers, designers, testers, and everything in between. This event is divided into three components, which include plenty of time for Q&A. Attendees will learn:
- What is digital accessibility and why it matters -Building the business case for digital inclusion -How people with disabilities use digital technologies -Involving people with disabilities in the development process
- First-hand lived experiences and barriers faced by people with various disabilities -Challenges faced and lessons learned – the A11y Rules podcast experiment
- Next steps: building for accessibility by leveraging technology -Getting started – leveraging automated tools for inclusion -Getting ahead – keyboard navigation as a key foundation for inclusion -Practical next steps to make a difference (not just on GAAD!)
First Person: A conversation about websites and the disability experience (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (94102, California, United States of America)
On May 18, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability will hold a community experience webinar featuring a panel of people with diverse disabilities. The mission of Global Accessibility Awareness Day is “to disrupt the culture of technology and digital product development to include accessibility as a core requirement”. People with many different types of disabilities, some not obvious to others, are affected by the accessibility (or lack of it) of a website. For people who work on designing or developing websites, it’s easy to get immersed in accessibility standards, requirements and checklists without understanding what users with disabilities experience. This webinar will feature a panel of people with disabilities in conversation, describing how they use and navigate the web, how their assistive technologies work, what digital barriers they encounter and what accessibility means to them. Use this link to register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__cIJLeM0RYe5T_5Pa0zklA Sign language interpreters will be provided. To request any other accommodations, send an email to email@example.com
Learn more about First Person: A conversation about websites and the disability experience by Mayor’s Office on Disability, City and County of San Francisco
Web Accessibility Q&A: Overcoming Excuses and Misconceptions (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)
Join Lullabot and DubBot on Global Accessibility Awareness Day for a live Q&A to discuss common issues and excuses, how accessibility affects your bottom line, and things you can start doing today to make sure all of your visitors feel welcome.
Towards an Inclusive Horizon (Virtual)
18 May 2023 | 13:00-14:00 Europe/Paris (Paris, France)
The Timezone is Paris / Berlin ( CET).