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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20+ Years of Standards and Best Practice – Is the Web Accessible Yet? (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Chicago (Austin, Texas, United States of America)

In May 1999, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 were published by the World Wide Web Consortium W3C – the standards maker for the world wide web. Countries, states, and municipalities have adopted and adapted standards as the Internet evolved. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities will host an interactive discussion on where we’ve come and what remains to be done.

Learn more about 20+ Years of Standards and Best Practice – Is the Web Accessible Yet? by Texas Governor’s Committee for people with Disabilities

iCIMS GAAD Celebration (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

This will be iCIMS’ 6th consecutive year celebrating the power of accessibility & we cannot wait to share in this special day with the company as a whole.

Learn more about iCIMS GAAD Celebration by iCIMS

Flexcelerate Accessibility Day (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Chicago (Global)

Flexion is dedicating its continuous learning “Flexcelerate” Thursday to building greater company-wide accessibility awareness and broadening our best practices. We are doing a complete takeover of Flexcelerate to help us improve our knowledge and skills about how to make the work we do more accessible and inclusive. Each guild will explore a different accessibility topic from their perspective: engineering, UX—even recruiting!

Learn more about Flexcelerate Accessibility Day by Flexion

GAAD Inclusive Teaching and Learning Celebration (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM America/New_York (Atlanta, GA, United States of America)

Georgia State Universities will hold multiple virtual workshops throughout the day dedicated to helping faculty improve their classroom accessibility. Topics range from course design to using incorporating learning technology to support accessibility.

Learn more about GAAD Inclusive Teaching and Learning Celebration by Georgia State University Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Online Education

Fix your Documents! (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-7:00 PM America/New_York (Philadelphia, PA, United States of America)

We recently acquired BlackBoard Ally to increase digital accessibility for Holy Family students, faculty, and staff. We want to set this day aside to introduce Ally to our faculty and help them understand the importance of providing accessible documents to our students. We will provide training through a variety of mediums including onsite/online one-to-one and small group instruction, FAQ virtual and onsite, a quick question hotline, and asynchronous tutorials.

Learn more about Fix your Documents! by Holy Family University

Celebrate GAAD 2022 with DA (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Digita11y Accessible wants to ensure inclusivity & digital engagement for all users & raise visibility of the accessibility community. Join an engaging event with expert accessibility speakers to gain industry knowledge, learn from experience & help raise awareness. KEYNOTE: Jennison Asuncion, GAAD Co-Founder INCLUSIVE DESIGN: Phil Yatvin & Ben Chargot, Chicago Lighthouse ACCESSIBILITY & USABILITY: Beth Somerfield & Andrew Skinner, Anthro-Tech ACCESSIBLE PROCUREMENT: Kara Zirkle, Dell

Learn more about Celebrate GAAD 2022 with DA by Digita11y Accessible

Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Digita11y Accessible (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Digita11y Accessible wants to ensure inclusivity & digital engagement for all users & raise visibility of the accessibility community. Join an engaging event with expert accessibility speakers to gain industry knowledge, learn from experience & help raise awareness. KEYNOTE: Jennison Asuncion, GAAD Co-Founder INCLUSIVE DESIGN: Phil Yatvin & Ben Chargot, Chicago Lighthouse ACCESSIBILITY & USABILITY: Beth Somerfield & Andrew Skinner, Anthro-Tech ACCESSIBLE PROCUREMENT: Kara Zirkle, Dell

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Digita11y Accessible by Digita11y Accessible

Sekavasta selkeäksi -tietoisku (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Europe/Helsinki (Finland)

Sekavasta selkeäksi -tietoisku tarjoaa vinkkejä siihen, miten pienilläkin asioilla voi vaikuttaa verkkopalvelujen helppokäyttöisyyteen ja ymmärrettävyyteen eli kognitiiviseen saavutettavuuteen. Tietoiskussa kerrotaan myös siitä, mitä ottaa huomioon selkeässä someviestinnässä. Hankkeen saavutettavuustestaajat kertovat, miten nämä vinkit auttavat heitä ja samalla meitä kaikkia käyttämään nettiä helpommin. Selkeää viestintää kaikille!

Learn more about Sekavasta selkeäksi -tietoisku by Selkeästi meille -hanke

Unintentional Exclusion to Intentional Inclusion (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

CarMax & Edmunds, leaders in the automotive research and retail space, are collaborating with Level Access, an industry leader in digital accessibility consulting, to create an interactive event for their employees that is both informative and fun to recognize GAAD! The agenda will include interactive games, raffle giveaways, and a session on how to take product creation from unintentional exclusion to intentional inclusion.

Learn more about Unintentional Exclusion to Intentional Inclusion by CarMax & Edmunds

GAAD for Good: Say HELLO to a future with purpose (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Join Siteimprove on May 19 to learn more about how you can improve your website’s accessibility and to see how creating a truly welcoming environment for all users can grow your business. This free, virtual event includes 15 sessions with industry experts including: Albert Kim, Gareth Ford Williams, Keith Bundy, Samantha Evans, Claudio Luis Vera, Dan Rossi, and more. Each will share their own experiences and insights about how you can work toward a holistic, digital accessibility strategy.

Learn more about GAAD for Good: Say HELLO to a future with purpose by Siteimprove