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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Use plain language to make your digital content inclusive for a diverse audience – City of Minneapolis (Virtual)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America)
From your web content, emails and newsletters, effective content is accessible to all. Writing in plain language sets the foundation for accessibility. In this session, you’ll learn:
- Benefits of plain language
- How to write in plain language
- Making content accessible & inclusive
- Using readability tools
The recording of the webinar is available on YouTube with this link: City of Minneapolis plain language webinar
Accessibility Awareness and Myths (Private/Internal)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Carmel, IN, United States of America)
The Customer Experience and Architecture Services teams are partnering to host the inaugural GAAD celebration for our organization. Educating others on the importance of a11y, thoughtful design, and inclusion throughout the development process. We will achieve this by walking through common accessibility myths to get teams excited to be an a11y advocate. We are also hosting interactive games, quizzes, and giveaways for participants throughout the week.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (In Person)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-3:30 PM America/Chicago (Chicago, IL, United States of America)
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Mayor’s Office For People with Disabilities have put together a celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day! We’re going to have food trucks, scooters, a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, a panel discussion about digital accessibility, and all kinds of partner organizations there to provide information and resources for the disability community. You can register here: https://forms.office.com/g/5tbGfKhGvR
Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day by City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Guest speaker: Haben Girma (Private/Internal)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Global, United States of America)
eBay is hosting Haben Girma for a keynote speaking event. This talk will kick off a few internal events for GAAD.
* Buyer and Seller Insights: eBay members with disabilities share their use of ebay.com and native mobile apps
* Lightning Talks: eBay employees across the business present how they take accessibility into consideration during their day-to-day roles
GAAD with 3Play Media (Virtual)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)
Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with 3Play Media. In this webinar, we will discuss accessibility from the perspective of the three GAAD elements: global, accessibility, and awareness.
Learn more about GAAD with 3Play Media by 3Play Media
Creating Inclusive Customer Experiences Through Digital Accessibility (Virtual)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Global)
TPGi is connecting with and highlighting individuals that are passionate about advancing digital accessibility programs at their organizations and are focused on creating inclusive customer experiences. Join host TPGi’s Mark Miller, Director and special guests. This conversation will help you learn about how these individuals started their accessibility program, the challenges they encountered, what maturity stage their accessibility program is currently, and helpful tips.
WE ABLE -Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Asia/Kuwait (kuwait, Kuwait)
Zain Group will be hosting a Microsoft workshop with our partners with Microsoft all its employees on all the new digital accessibility features available to us through Microsoft Office to support us become more accessible through our everday tasks.
Flupa UX Days – Empathy Lab (In Person)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Paris (Paris, France)
Flupa UX Days is the major UX event in France. This Empathy Lab aims at increasing awareness among the UX community around the Digital Accessibility topic. This is our contribution to this edition of the 2022 GAAD. Workshop animators: Suzanne Decrême, UX Lead at Supralog, Habib Ragelhassi, Digital Accessibility Professional at Amadeus.
Learn more about Flupa UX Days – Empathy Lab by Amadeus
Academy for Disabled Journalists CFJ Session (Virtual)
19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) the Academy for Disabled Journalists unique initiative allows students to learn in an accessible environment which would not have normally been available to them. Our Diploma & CFJ students are embracing this new way of study.
Learn more about Academy for Disabled Journalists CFJ Session by Ability Today
Global Accessibility – What we can do (In Person)
19 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Australia/Perth (Fremantle, WA, Australia)
A short presentation to staff on improving accessibility in their day-to-day working lives – including considering the reduction of jargon, understanding the literacy level of over 40% of Australian adults, Human Rights and The Disability Discrimination Act. The presentation will be engaging with insightful short videos and a ‘7 steps to accessibility success’
Learn more about Global Accessibility – What we can do by Department of Communities