Events & Activities

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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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The Evolution of Accessible Documents (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:30 AM-10:15 AM Australia/Perth (Australia)

Q&A with Dax Castro. A lot has changed in the last decade when it comes to accessible documents. While many give advice to avoid PDFs as an accessible format, this Q&A with international expert Dax Castro will shed light on the advancements in technology and standards. Is the advice against PDFs outdated? While the reality was PDF content was inherently not designed to be accessible, has that changed and how so?

Learn more about The Evolution of Accessible Documents by ADWebKey

ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 9:30 AM-3:30 PM Europe/Sarajevo (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Organizing a panel on the topics • Rights of persons with disabilities with a focus on the rights of women with disabilities • ICT (Information and Communication Technology) accessibility for persons with disabilities • Study and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities

Learn more about ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities by Internet drustvo u Bosni i Hercegovini

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Celebration Bangladesh (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 9:30 AM-1:00 PM Asia/Dhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Aspire To Innovate, an initiative to digitize Bangladesh is going to celebrate “Global Accessibility Awareness Day Bangladesh” for the first time. It will be a joyful event with a cultural program, following a useful discussion on the Digital Accessibility of services in Bangladesh. The program will have Mr. Ashraf Ali Khan Khushru, the Honorable State Minister of Social Welfare Bangladesh, and other delegates.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day Celebration Bangladesh by Aspire To Innovate

The Inclusive UCC Symposium – Creating Inclusive Assessment and Digital Experiences (In Person)

19 May 2022 | 9:30 AM-3:00 PM Europe/Dublin (Cork, Munster, Ireland)

The Symposium will spotlight the value of creating inclusive digital experiences for all. The day will also celebrate the excellent work happening within UCC to support inclusive teaching, learning, and assessment experiences. The day will feature international keynote speakers, staff panels and the student experience. The day will also celebrate the excellent work happening within UCC to support inclusive teaching, learning, and assessment experiences. The 19th of May was selected to coincide with International Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

Learn more about The Inclusive UCC Symposium – Creating Inclusive Assessment and Digital Experiences by University College Cork

GAAD Japan 2022 (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 9:45 AM-8:00 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

1 day webinar on the digital accessibility. Japanese accessibility experts will give their talks. This event is for free. Real-time captions will be available!

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2022 by GAAD Japan

Barrierefreie Dokumente für die öffentliche Verwaltung, das Gesundheitswesen sowie Bildungseinrichtungen (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Europe/Vienna (Austria)

Seit der Einführung der EU-Rechtsvorschriften zur Barrierefreiheit im Jahr 2020 müssen Organisationen des öffentlichen Sektors sicherstellen, dass ihre digitalen Angebote barrierefrei zugänglich sind. Crawford Technologies und Docolution gehen im Webinar auf die Grundlagen digitaler Barrierefreiheit ein, was diese Regelungen für die Erstellung von Dokumenten, neu zu erzeugende oder bereits vorhandene, bedeuten und präsentieren Lösungen und Tools, um den Anforderungen Ihrer Kunden zu entsprechen.

Learn more about Barrierefreie Dokumente für die öffentliche Verwaltung, das Gesundheitswesen sowie Bildungseinrichtungen by Docolution

Raising My Voice: Exploring and Discussing the Power of AI-Assisted technology (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Australia/Sydney (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

The University of Sydney Library is hosting a webinar to highlight the development and application of a pioneering voice avatar. Created by Cereproc, the webinar will focus on the experiences of Associate Professor Anna Boucher and how she utilises this AI-assisted technology in her teachings. The panel will also discuss other emerging accessible technologies and accessibility driven innovations, and how they will benefit both staff and students different needs.

Learn more about Raising My Voice: Exploring and Discussing the Power of AI-Assisted technology by University of Sydney

Accessibility Demystified: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Webinar (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles (California, United States of America)

This fast-paced webinar will feature 10-15 minute sessions, including – Intro to barriers faced by individuals with disabilities – Empathy session featuring a UC staff member with a temporary disability – Demo of how people navigate the digital environment using a keyboard only – Tutorial on how to make content using Rich Text Editors accessible – Game show about research and data that can help guide accessibility

Learn more about Accessibility Demystified: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Webinar by University of California

Accessibility in India: Present Scenario & Scope (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Global)

Accessibility in India: Present Scenario & Scope Celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) The aim of this discussion is to spread awareness about Digital accessibility, inclusion, and scenario and scope of accessibility in India. The panelists for this discussion are – Rakesh Paladugula (Product Manager for Accessibility at Adobe), Amar Jain (Advocate and a certified professional in web accessibility) and Prashant Naik (Manager at Union Bank of India & Co-founder of Talking ATM)

Learn more about Accessibility in India: Present Scenario & Scope by National Association for the Blind – Delhi

Do you know what digital accessibility is? we put you to the test (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain, Spain)

The objective of this initiative is to make Bankinter employees aware of the importance of having an inclusive culture. We launched a challenge that consists of thinking about the best way to accompany some of the images on the Bankinter website with alternative text. Through a quiz distributed to a staff of more than 4,000 bank employees, we want to take advantage of this day to promote reflection on the problems that our customers may have.

Learn more about Do you know what digital accessibility is? we put you to the test by Bankinter

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