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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GAAD: Raleigh (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 8:30 AM-11:00 AM America/New_York (Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America)

Join us on Global Accessibility Awareness Day for the 2nd annual GAAD: Raleigh, presented by Ablr and the Triangle accessibility community! Discover how Raleigh and the Triangle are becoming the leader in accessibility and disability inclusion in the nation! This annual event shines a spotlight on the Triangle’s growing accessibility community, and how it is making an impact on business, education, and DEI efforts. Be inspired as we educate and highlight how everyone can make an impact in fostering a more inclusive community for all. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the accessibility movement! We are honored to organize this event in collaboration with our friends from Pendo, GitHub, Microsoft, SAS, Lenovo, and more!

Learn more about GAAD: Raleigh by Ablr

Detective Series – Find Evidence of accessibility in development lifecycle (Private/Internal)

16 May 2024 | 8:30 AM-11:00 AM America/Toronto (Canada)

We are inviting internal employees to an event where we talk about the importance of shifting left to include accessibility throughout the project lifecycle. We will show examples of how it has helped within the company and ask team members to find and send evidence from their work that they are as well. There will be a chance of winning prizes and it will be a fun, light event for those participating.

Improve Bitcoin Wallet Accessibility (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Our first event for accessibility day last year worked out great, so we’ll continue on in 2024 with hands-on improvements to the accessibility of bitcoin software used in the wild. We’re still planning, but will likely have an introductory work-session and then facilitate test, review, and report sessions. Everyone is invited to join us, see the event page for details (will be updated as the day comes closer).

Learn more about Improve Bitcoin Wallet Accessibility by Bitcoin Design Community

Accessibility Days 2024 (In Person)

16 May 2024 – 17 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Rome (Roma, Italy)

Il più grande evento italiano sull’Accessibilità e l’Inclusività delle tecnologie digitali. Giovedì 16 e Venerdì 17 Maggio 2024, Roma + streaming

Learn more about Accessibility Days 2024 by Accessibility Days APS

Free GAAD Workshop: Stem to Stern Accessibility (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM America/New_York (Davidsonville, MD, United States of America)

In celebration of GAAD, join us for an all-day workshop, Stem to Stern Accessibility. Whether you work in a large or small organization, follow an agile or waterfall process, are experienced or just starting out, this workshop will guide you toward reliably developing accessible and usable products. This workshop is structured to be inclusive and engaging to all skill sets and levels. Through a mix of lecture and highly interactive group work, this workshop covers everything from the beginning to the end in developing a high quality, accessible product. This includes product requirements, procurement, design, development, release, maintenance, and support.

Learn more about Free GAAD Workshop: Stem to Stern Accessibility by AFixt

Accessibility Boost – Interaktiver Workshop zur digitalen Barrierefreiheit (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Frankfurt am Main, 60528, Germany)

Das Interesse, Technologien für Menschen mit Behinderungen zugänglich und nutzbar zu machen, ist bei vielen Unternehmen bereits vorhanden. Allerdings besteht oft Unsicherheit darüber, welche Schritte und Ressourcen dafür erforderlich sind. Mit unserer Veranstaltung möchten wir daher nicht nur verdeutlichen, wie wichtig Barrierefreiheit für alle Nutzer:innen ist, sondern auch ganz konkrete Vorgehensweisen aufzeigen, wie Barrierefreiheit umgesetzt wird und dass dies nur im Team gelingen kann. Nach einer einleitenden Impulsevortrag werden die Teilnehmenden in Kleingruppen aufgeteilt. Gemeinsam identifizieren sie Barrieren auf einer Website und lernen dabei Anforderungen, Checklisten und Prüfwerkzeuge kennen. Die Gruppenarbeit ist als Rollenspiel konzipiert, wodurch verschiedene Perspektiven im Entwicklungsprozess hervorgehoben werden. Dies fördert den spielerischen Austausch über die vielfältigen Anforderungen der Barrierefreiheit. Während der Gruppenarbeit stehen den Teams Barrierefreiheits-Expert:innen zur Seite. „Welches Tool kann ich benutzen? Was muss ich beachten? Wie kann ich eine Barriere identifizieren? – mit diesen und weiteren Fragen werden sich die Teilnehmer:innen in unserem Workshop auseinandersetzen.  Im Anschluss an die Kleingruppenarbeit werden die Erkenntnisse präsentiert und diskutiert. Jedes Team stellt seine Konzepte vor, die anschließend durch alle Teilnehmenden bewertet werden.

Learn more about Accessibility Boost – Interaktiver Workshop zur digitalen Barrierefreiheit by adesso mobile solutions GmbH

GAAD Slovenija 2024 (In Person)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Europe/Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Live conference aimed at rising awareness and competences, supported by examples of good practices and practical advices. Topics will focus on digital accessibility, which will have its own separate tier and on accessible environment and accessible public transport in the primary tier. Accessibility professionals from Slovenia, users with disabilites, companies with experience in development of accessible products are just few who will actively participate and transfer their knowledge and experience. The conference is organised by Institute for Digital Accessiblity A11Y.s, Centre for the Beletrina Institute, european resource centre on accessibility Accessible EU and NSIOS.

Learn more about GAAD Slovenija 2024 by Institute

Jak tworzyć teksty alternatywne (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Europe/Warsaw (Kraków, Poland, Poland)

Szkolenie dotyczyć będzie tworzenia tekstów alternatywnych. Zakres teoretyczny oraz praktyczny

Learn more about Jak tworzyć teksty alternatywne by Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego

Accesibilidad y Equidad en América Latina y España: Una conversación multidimensional, constructiva y activista (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-10:30 AM America/Bogota (Colombia)

Accesibilidad y Equidad es un encuentro virtual con expertos en accesibilidad de múltiples países y campos de acción, reunidos por primera vez en un espacio para intercambiar experiencias, desafíos y soluciones. La misión de garantizar el acceso a recursos, contenidos y apoyos en la educación difícilmente se puede alcanzar con un enfoque limitado a las experiencias digitales. Cumplir con los estándares ADA o WCAG es importante, pero no resuelve otras problemáticas en grupos vulnerables que les impiden construir competencias, mejorar su movilidad socioeconómica o alcanzar su libre desarrollo como individuos. Accesibilidad y Equidad es una experiencia única para crear lazos. Nuestros expertos compartirán historias que ilustrarán el potencial transformador de diferentes personas y comunidades, la necesidad de tratar estas temáticas en sus dimensiones como educadores, usuarios y ciudadanos, y encontrar mecanismos de acción e impacto desde ahora. Este evento es para usted y sus colegas si desean: › Estar al tanto de la problemática y alternativas de solución en Accesibilidad y Equidad en el mundo hispanohablante › Saber todo lo necesario para contribuir a la reducción de brechas o poner en marcha sus propias iniciativas › Participar en la celebración Global Accessibility Awareness Day y hacer aportes desde su campo de acción local

Learn more about Accesibilidad y Equidad en América Latina y España: Una conversación multidimensional, constructiva y activista by Open LMS

Apple Accessibility Session (Virtual)

16 May 2024 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Africa/Johannesburg (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Apple and iStores in South Africa celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 16 May 2024 by hosting an online Apple Accessibility session for iStore employee’s. Apple is a leader in technological accessibility. Training iStore staff on the immense value of an Apple device for a disabled individuals is a vital component in the stores inclusion and value of Apple products. In this session, employee’s will be introduced to one of Apple’s key values: accessibility. The session will include why accessibility is important, learn key guidelines to engage with customers with disabilities and discover some key accessibility features, demos and resources. In addition to further training of store staff, iStores offer individual accessibility sessions to assist disabled individuals in setting up their accessible device. Target audience: iStore staff in Africa 2 online sessions.

Learn more about Apple Accessibility Session by iSchool Africa/ Core Group

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