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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Fronta11y (Activity)

18 May 2023 – 18 May 2024 | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Since 2018 the working group for accessibility in the German UPA (professional association of german usability and user experience professionals) publishes several articles to raise awareness of digital accessibility and make existing knowledge and information accessible for UX professionals. All articles (including those from previous years) are publicly accessible all times. The CfP is still open: (german) + (english)

Learn more about Fronta11y by GERMAN UPA

Website redesign accessibility recap (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 8:00 AM-9:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

Review our efforts to redesign & redevelop our websites with WCAG conformance in mind. This was a presentation to our internal tech team about our work thus far and future efforts.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 8:15 AM-5:00 PM America/Chicago (Tuscaloosa, AL, United States of America)

Join colleagues from across campus and around the world to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Thursday, May 18, 2023. This exciting event will include virtual and in-person sessions featuring technology accessibility advocacy, awareness, and application sessions.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 by University of Alabama


18 May 2023 | 8:30 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America)

The Digital Accessibility Office is hosting a conference-style event in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). We are pleased to welcome David DeNotaris, author of “Feeling Your Way Through Life: A Journey Through Challenges, Insights and Possibilities” as our keynote speaker. He will be sharing his personal journey and discussing the importance of accessible technology as a foundation for education and employment. The keynote presentation will be followed by workshops, including a demonstration of Apple’s accessibility features from Jeff Bigham, and a panel discussion with guests from Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and others about accessibility initiatives in our region.

Learn more about GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY AWARENESS DAY by Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department

GAAD: Raleigh (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 8:30 AM-10:30 AM America/New_York (Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America)

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we want to highlight the amazing work that is going on right here in our backyard – Raleigh! From innovative technology to inclusive policy, handfuls of individuals and organizations have been working to make Raleigh a more inclusive and accessible city. Join the Ablr team at the Pendo Headquarters in Downtown Raleigh on May 18th to learn about the accessibility movement taking place here in this growing city.

Learn more about GAAD: Raleigh by Ablr

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness with a Panel from Vista Center (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 8:35 AM-10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

The PayPal Customer Experience and Accessibility Teams invite the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired to have a panel speak about their lived experiences and the importance of accessibility in their lives. The speakers are Alice Turner, John Glass, and Neeraj Gupta.

GAAD at UNTHSC (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Chicago (Fort Worth, TX, United States of America)

To commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the Division of Academic Innovation is hosting an event showcasing simulations of various disabilities to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for the more than 1 billion people with disabilities/impairments worldwide. Activities will include low vision simulation, demonstration of orientation and mobility practices, demonstration of assistive technology devices, and first hand experience with service and therapy animals. The UNTHSC Office of Disability Access will be there to provide information on services available to students with disabilities. Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, Canine Companions, and PAWS are participating organizations in this event. Go to the link below for an introduction to digital accessibility, explore accessibility guides for the most used platforms, and other accessibility resources.

Learn more about GAAD at UNTHSC by University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Accessibility Awareness and Advocacy Campaign (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Williamsville, NY, United States of America)

Workshops like Inclusive Hiring; Disability Sensitivity; Internal drive to do Accessibility Training Internal email campaign on Accessibility Awareness – Announcing designated associate (Para-Olympian Adam Page) Your organization or personal social media account Accessibility Awareness post to support the day.

Learn more about Accessibility Awareness and Advocacy Campaign by Ingram Micro Inc

Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze? (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Europe/Warsaw (Kraków, Polska, Poland)

Z okazji Światowego Dnia Wiedzy o Dostępności zapraszamy na szkolenie dla Koordynatorów Dostępności “Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze ?” , które odbędzie się 18 maja 2023 roku w godzinach od 9.00 do 10.30. Jesteś koordynator dostępności w swojej instytucji. Czujesz się nieco zagubiony, nie wiesz jak się do tego zabrać. Pomożemy Ci, polecając strony internetowe, media społecznościowe, szkolenia, wydawnictwa, aplikacje i programy, które mogą ci się przydać w Twojej pracy. Szkolenie jest bezpłatne. Nie wymagane są zgłoszenia ani rejestracja.

Learn more about Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze? by Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego

GAAD Slovenia 2023 (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Europe/Ljubljana (1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia)

First GAAD event in Slovenia. Live conference. The conference is designed to raise awareness (World Accessibility Awareness Day) and inform about key requirements, needs and problems, and of course also supported by examples of good practices, guidelines for successful solutions and a look ahead. Topics will focus on the state of digital accessibility in Slovenia, legislation, accessibility standards – WCAG, user experience, the public sector, examples of good practice, planned actions, future activities. Speakers come from different organisations. From government representatives, best accessibility professionals in Slovenia, users with disabilities and those who allready have experience of achieving final goals: accessible web sites and applications. The conference is organised by the Institute for Digital Accessibility, the Beletrina Institute and the Ministry for Digital Transformation of the Republic of Slovenia.

Learn more about GAAD Slovenia 2023 by Zavod

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