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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Getting Charity Digital Accessibility Right (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/London (London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Event overview: Accessibility in digital is an important consideration and one which can often get overlooked owing to the perceived complexities it presents. Our event aims to help charities develop a greater understanding of digital accessibility, and includes talks from accessibility experts and charities who are making headway in their digital accessibility journey. Speakers include: Andy Hall, Inclusion Lead at Scope, who will be sharing Scope’s journey in digital accessibility; Azlan Cuttilan, Accessibility Champion at Just Giving, and active member of the WCAG 3.0 accessibility standards steering group; Ettie Bailey-King, Accessible and Inclusive Content Consultant, who will be sharing advice and practical tips for your own online content; Alex McGibbon, Director of Innovation & Accessibility lead at Giant Digital, who will be sharing some innovative free ways of using AI to improve your website accessibility. This event is specifically for charities and non-profit organisations and tickets are free – they can be booked here: You can see a short overview of a recent event here to give you an idea of what to expect:

Learn more about Getting Charity Digital Accessibility Right by Giant Digital

Why Accessibility is Vital to Everything We Do (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (New York, NY, United States of America)

GCI Group is honoring Global Accessibility Awareness Day by holding a discussion to explore different ways to make digital and design work more inclusive and accessible. This is part of an ongoing series the company organizes for its employees, where we look at how intersectionality is vital to every aspect of our work. This year’s sessions are focused on better understanding how the complexity of intersecting social identities impacts people with disabilities’ experiences managing their health and healthcare.

Why Cybersecurity Should be Digitally Accessible? (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (India)

On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we are hosting a free webinar on the crucial topic ‘Why Cybersecurity should be Digitally Accessible.’ It is important to have this webinar as technology becomes increasingly a part of our everyday lives. Cybersecurity has become a vital concern for individuals, businesses, and governments worldwide. The rapid rise in cybercrime and data breaches has made safeguarding our digital lives more critical than ever. However, with the increasing use of digital technology, accessibility to cybersecurity measures is becoming an issue. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of making cybersecurity measures digitally accessible to everyone. We will look at how current cybersecurity practices are excluding people because the processes and tools are not always accessible and create difficulties for those who don’t have the necessary skills or knowledge to protect themselves adequately. We will delve into how we can make cybersecurity more accessible, including through better user interfaces, training and education, and technological advancements. We will explore how these measures can help individuals, businesses, and governments protect against cyber threats. Our panel of cybersecurity experts will provide insights and valuable information on how the field of cybersecurity can become digitally accessible so everyone can be equally secure. If you’re an individual who wants to protect your online presence, a business owner looking to secure your company’s data, or a government official concerned about the security of your nation’s critical infrastructure, this webinar is for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from cybersecurity experts and discuss why cybersecurity should be digitally accessible. Register now to reserve your spot and get ready to enhance your digital security!

Learn more about Why Cybersecurity Should be Digitally Accessible? by Deque Systems APAC

Building Up Opportunities; Inspiring Change for DeafBlind Individuals and Advocating for Accessibility (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 2:45 PM-3:45 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join our webinar, “Building Up Opportunities: Inspiring Change for DeafBlind Individuals and Advocating for Accessibility.” This panel discussion brings experts and advocates together to explore challenges faced by the DeafBlind community and share strategies for creating a more accessible world. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the conversation driving positive change.

Learn more about Building Up Opportunities; Inspiring Change for DeafBlind Individuals and Advocating for Accessibility by HELEN KELLER SERVICES


18 May 2023 – 19 May 2023 | 2:45 PM-8:30 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

EXPO+ACCESIBLE La primera feria virtual iberoamericana en su género. Un evento online dedicado al intercambio de conocimientos sobre la gestión y la promoción de la accesibilidad entre los sectores empresariales, para entender la inclusión de manera transversal y llevarla a la práctica día a día. Participarán profesionales, startups, productos y servicios, agencias de viajes, administración pública, entidades, consultoría, ingeniería, etc … Conecta de manera virtual tus productos o servicios con una comunidad global y dinámica abierta a conocer más acerca de cómo ser más inclusivos. ¡El tiempo de contingencia nos renueva! CONFERENCIAS EN DIRECTO Jueves 18 de mayo Viernes 19 de mayo

Learn more about EXPO+ACCESIBLE by V!VE 4all

[Webinar] GAAD: pense, fale e aprenda sobre acessibilidade e inclusão digital (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Sao_Paulo (Brazil)

O GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day) é o dia Mundial da Conscientização sobre a Acessibilidade é celebrado toda terceira quinta-feira do mês de maio, desde 2012. Em 2023, será celebrado no dia 18 de maio e tem como objetivo promover no mundo inteiro diálogos, reflexões e aprendizado sobre inclusão digital. Como referência em acessibilidade digital, a Hand Talk não poderia ficar fora desse grande dia e vamos trazer grandes profissionais em um webinar exclusivo, com tema: GAAD: pense, fale e aprenda sobre acessibilidade e inclusão digital. Nosso próximo Webinar que já tem data marcada! O nosso papo acontecerá no dia 18 de maio, às 15h, ao vivo no nosso canal do Youtube – Hand Talk TV:

Learn more about [Webinar] GAAD: pense, fale e aprenda sobre acessibilidade e inclusão digital by Hand Talk

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Asia/Dhaka (Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

As the world becomes increasingly digital, it is crucial that we ensure everyone has equal opportunity of access in services regardless of their disabilities. To celebrate equality,  a2i – Aspire to Innovate  program and Friendship ( are leading the way in celebrating the 12th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 18, 2023, with a series of exciting and engaging events. Under the theme of “keeping technology accessible for everyone” a2i and Friendship shall organize a variety of events aimed at promoting awareness and education around the importance of accessibility and inclusion. From virtual conferences to social media campaigns, a2i and Friendship are pulling out all the stops to make this year’s GAAD celebration one to remember.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme of the Government of Bangladesh

िडिजटल एƛेिसिबिलटी के माȯम सेसशƅ बनना सीखŐ – Webinar on ‘Learn to Empower through Digital Accessibility’ (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Asia/Kolkata (Delhi, Delhi, India)

Rehabilitation Council of India in collaboration with Enable India foundation is organizing a webinar in Hindi on ‘Learn to Empower through Digital Accessibility’. Sessions on Accessible technologies at workplaces, Accessible learning platform for persons with learning disability, Learn to make your content accessible through latest accessible technologies, Addressing national and international guidelines for digital accessibility.

Learn more about िडिजटल एƛेिसिबिलटी के माȯम सेसशƅ बनना सीखŐ – Webinar on ‘Learn to Empower through Digital Accessibility’ by Rehabilitation Council of India

Let’s facilitate accessibility (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM (Pune, Maharashtra, India)

It’s lecture demonstration by Dr Shrirang Sahasrabudhe who is accecebility professional

Learn more about Let’s facilitate accessibility by Pune,Maharashtra, India

Mercado Libre is celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 3:30 PM-6:00 PM (Global)

Mercado Libre is celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day for the 2nd consecutive year with a series of dedicated talks so that more and more people, more teams and more products will become aware of the importance of avoiding and solving accessibility barriers starting out with the little decisions we make every day to impact people’s experience. The event consist of 7 internal talks and a Q&A designed for all profiles: Product, User Experience, User Research, Content and Developers. What a better day than GAAD to stop for a moment and start putting this aspect of our products into practice to continue with Mercado Libre’s mission: democratizing commerce, money and financial services in LATAM.

Learn more about Mercado Libre is celebrating the Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Mercado Libre

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