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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Teach Access Panel on the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Detroit (Global)

Join Teach Access for a panel discussion focused around the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit. The goal of the panel is to provide a compelling story of how building accessibility skills into your hiring process benefits: 1. Companies and higher education by ensuring candidates have accessibility knowledge and skills at the time of hiring. 2. The disability community by demonstrating the value of and commitment to accessibility at your company.

Learn more about Teach Access Panel on the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit by Teach Access

Understanding Canada’s Web Accessibility Laws Webinar (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

When websites are not mindfully built and maintained to accommodate many different types of people and ever-changing technology, they risk violating basic human rights. And that’s why parts of the globe—including Canada—have introduced regulations and guidelines to deliver better web experiences. Learn how to keep pace with federal and provincial legislation for mandated web accessibility in this free webinar.

Learn more about Understanding Canada’s Web Accessibility Laws Webinar by tbk & AODA Online

Understanding DOJ Web Accessibility Guidance (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-1:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Though the DOJ has taken a significant step forward when it released guidance on web accessibility and the ADA in March 2022, it doesn’t mean it’s crystal clear for everyone. If you are still unclear about what the guidance means for you, we’re here to help. Accesible360’s founder and renowned industry expert Michele Landis will moderate a panel of defense and plaintiff attorneys to discuss the reasoning, potential impacts, and more.

Learn more about Understanding DOJ Web Accessibility Guidance by T-Base – CommonLook – Accessible360

Web Accessibility Compliance in 2022: What Every Legal Counsel Needs to Know (Virtual)

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

There were more than 2,800 web accessibility lawsuits filed in Federal Court in 2021, a 14 percent increase from 2020. As this number continues to climb, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is weighing in. What should every legal counsel know about web accessibility compliance in 2022? How should your organization respond to this latest guidance? And how do you mitigate your risk of non-compliance? With Law.com, we’ve aggregated a panel of accessibility attorneys, including a former DOJ insider.

Learn more about Web Accessibility Compliance in 2022: What Every Legal Counsel Needs to Know by eSSENTIAL Accessibility

GAAD 2022: Accessibility Beyond the Website (Virtual)

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

Your website serves as a lobby to your organization. It is crucial people know how to enter, navigate and access resources. But what lies beyond the website? Surely your organization extends beyond the lobby, doesn’t it? What about your hiring process, or your internal presentations and documentation – are they accessible? Join us and special guest Lori Samuels from NBCUniversal to discuss what lies beyond the website, and how accessibility can help transform your organization for the better.

Learn more about GAAD 2022: Accessibility Beyond the Website by Ablr

Highlights of Autonomous Vehicles / NFB Keynote Replay from ICT 2022 (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM America/New_York (Baltimore, MD, United States of America)

The 2022 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium takes place in person/online May 17 and 18. As part of GAAD on May 19, we will be replaying NFB President Mark Riccobono’s Keynote “Experiences as a Test Driver: The Blind Driver Challenge and its impact on technology, accessibility, and new possibilities for independence”. We then host a recap discussion of this year’s conference sessions addressing accessibility testing and Autonomous Vehicles, and plans for R&D in this area in the future.

Learn more about Highlights of Autonomous Vehicles / NFB Keynote Replay from ICT 2022 by Accessibility Track

#GAAD in Ottawa – Accessibility and Procurement + Making Accessible Widgets (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Toronto (Ottawa, Canada)

We will have 2 talks: Accessibility and Procurement at the US GSAA by Mike Gifford The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! by Rabab Gomaa https://www.meetup.com/a11yOttawa/events/285774885/ for details

Learn more about #GAAD in Ottawa – Accessibility and Procurement + Making Accessible Widgets by a11yOttawa

Disability Culture with Lachi (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

In her presentation “Woke Up Blind. Now I’m Here,” Lachi will share the story of the day she woke up with no vision, emphasizing how strength of mind and character (and just a bit of outside-the-box thinking) can enable you to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Additionally, she will discuss disability culture and the importance of disability inclusion.

Learn more about Disability Culture with Lachi by 3Play Media

Maps, Data Visualizations and Accessible Design (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM (Global)

The NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities invites you to celebrate GAAD with a presentation on making maps & data visualizations accessible. The presentation will include, intro to digital accessibility and the WCAG standard, designing using an accessibility first approach, considering the needs of various users in your design and UX, Concepts to make your maps and data visualizations accessible as well as screen reader demonstrations. Visit the event website to register.

Learn more about Maps, Data Visualizations and Accessible Design by New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Maps, Data Visualizations and Accessible Design (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

The NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities invite you to celebrate GAAD with a presentation about making maps & data visualizations accessible. The presentation will include, Intro to digital accessibility & the WCAG standard, designing using an accessibility first approach, considering the needs of various users in your design & UX, accessibility concepts for maps & data visualizations, & live screen reader demonstrations. Register on the event website.

Learn more about Maps, Data Visualizations and Accessible Design by New York City Mayors Office for People with Disabilities

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