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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Pave the Way to Global Accessibility Awareness Day (In Person)

19 Apr 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Coeur d’Alene, ID, United States of America)

Learn about the exciting technology available at NIC that help make our campus more accessible, working toward the goal of universal design. 2023 marks our fourth year of hosting Pave the Way to Global Accessibility Awareness Day (PWGAAD) on April 19, 2023 from 10AM-2PM. This is a FREE event that will take place in the Lake Coeur d’Alene room on the second floor of the Student Union Building at 495 N College Dr, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Learn more about Pave the Way to Global Accessibility Awareness Day by North Idaho College

FINOS Global Accessibility Awareness Day Hackathon (Virtual)

24 Apr 2023 – 18 May 2023 America/Chicago (United States of America)

The purpose of this hackathon is to promote the design of accessibly inclusive digital and physical financial assets and tools. Specifically:

  • Bring attention to the end-to-end collaboration challenges between designers and developers as it relates to risk compliant accessibility solutions.
  • Explore the uses cases for where accessibility inclusion is applicable to Financial Institutions.

Learn more about FINOS Global Accessibility Awareness Day Hackathon by Fintech Open Source Foundation

Designing Accessible Learning Content programme – free Taster module (Activity)

25 Apr 2023 – 31 Oct 2023 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/London (Hampshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Our goal at eLaHub is to make all learning content ‘accessible as the default’. To help achieve this we’ve transformed Susi Miller’s Designing Accessible Learning Content book into an online self-access programme. The course shows L&D professionals how to create inclusive, legally compliant learning content using a range of authoring tools. The full course is available in Autumn. Sign up: to unlock 7 free showcase lessons we’re releasing to celebrate GAAD.

Learn more about Designing Accessible Learning Content programme – free Taster module by eLaHub Ltd

Why Accessibility Matters to Your Business (In Person)

04 May 2023 | 12:00 PM-2:15 PM America/New_York (Albany, NY, United States of America)

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day coming up on May 18th, join Overit and Disability Rights New York for a panel discussion on why accessibility matters to business owners, marketers, and digital/web professionals. Accessibility and accommodations, both online and in-person, should not be an afterthought. They should be a part of your overall business and marketing strategies. Our panelists will review the progress made in disability rights here in New York and on the federal level, the shifts and changes that came about during the pandemic, and explain why now is the time to make lasting change. You’ll learn practical next steps your business can make to be more accessible. Because accessibility doesn’t just help those with disabilities. It helps everyone.

Learn more about Why Accessibility Matters to Your Business by Overit

Access for All: Navigating Digital Accessibility (In Person)

11 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM America/Chicago (Des Plaines, IL, United States of America)

Join us during Global Accessibility Month for “Access for All: Navigating Digital Accessibility”, a one-day event focused on compliance and empowerment to create an accessible digital experience for all. Experts in the field will share tips and techniques for creating inclusive websites, apps, and other digital content, as well as discuss current trends and best practices. A detailed agenda can be found here:

Learn more about Access for All: Navigating Digital Accessibility by

2023 Customer Communications Summit (Virtual)

11 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-5:45 PM America/New_York (Global)

Expand Your Possibilities: The way we do business is evolving. Are you ready? Answer that question and more at the fourth CrawfordTech Customer Communications Summit! Join us on May 11th, 2023, for this free, fully virtual event. We’ll host numerous sessions about accessibility, enterprise output management (EOM), eDelivery & content services, and more.

Learn more about 2023 Customer Communications Summit by Crawford Technologies

A Case Study from IAG: Digital Accessibility Journey and Tooling (Virtual)

11 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (North Sydney, Australia)

TTC welcomes you to join us for a free webinar to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). We will learn from an IAG team about their digital accessibility journey, the progress they have made, and what has helped with their development. In addition to learning about some of the team’s exciting outcomes, we will learn more about the importance of tooling. Accessibility tools can support teams to embed accessibility into the way that they work, and TTC will showcase this through a short demonstration of AQA, an accessibility testing tool that we use for some of our auditing. It’s important for us as accessibility professionals to revisit why we do what we do, and It’s important for other IT teams and organisations to learn from each other. Whether you are a designer, developer, tester, or simply have interest in this topic, learning more about the why, what, and how will hopefully inspire you or your team to progress on your digital accessibility journey!

Learn more about A Case Study from IAG: Digital Accessibility Journey and Tooling by UsableNet

Spring Agora 2023 (In Person)

13 May 2023 – 14 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-2:30 PM Europe/Prague (Brno, Czech Republic)

Agora is a conference aimed at information and communications technologies utilisation by visually impaired users. The program of Agora includes # plenary session where participants are introduced to the news in the field via short frontal lectures; # exhibition part where they can explore the products and services from many assistive technology vendors; # practically focused workshops where they learn to control and use the chosen solutions efficiently from experienced tutors. This year’s edition offers 7 plenary talks, including the premiere demonstration of Dot Pad or OrCam MyRead, 8 exhibition booths introducing a broad range of assistive technologies and services and 17 hands-on workshops covering a wide range of topics from information, communications and assistive technologies. The language of the conference is Czech.

Learn more about Spring Agora 2023 by Teiresiás Centre, Masaryk University

Youngstown State University Accessibility Sessions (Private/Internal)

15 May 2023 – 30 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-11:30 AM America/New_York (Youngstown, OH, United States of America)

During the month of May, Youngstown State University will celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness by offering a series of lunch time information sessions and instructional workshops about digital accessibility in common productivity tools. Our goal is to enhance our campus’ understanding of digital accessibility and how easy it is to create accessible content using Microsoft and Adobe productivity tools. Programs are intended for YSU faculty, staff, and students.

Learn more about Youngstown State University Accessibility Sessions by Youngstown State University

Hackathon – Hear Me Out (Private/Internal)

15 May 2023 | 9:30 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Hackathon challenging colleagues designing solutions for customers with hearing disabilities at later age

Learn more about Hackathon – Hear Me Out by ING Bank

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