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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Accessibility Update (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

CAILA, the Consumer Accessibility Information Label Association, will release an accessibility update on May 20th, 2021 to mark this years GAAD. The document will be posted at 4 PM PDT. A virtual meeting will be scheduled at a later date to discuss the issues raised in the paper.

Learn more about Accessibility Update by CAILA

The “C” in WCAG: a chorus of voices (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Join us for an insightful discussion into people’s positive and negative experience of products and services. We will look at what access means in terms of technology, environments and content, from people with lived experience of being excluded. We will also give some practical and creative guidance on how you can write content and describe images in a meaningful way. We will finish our talks with a panel discussions, where our speakers will answer any questions you have.

Learn more about The “C” in WCAG: a chorus of voices by Nexer Digital

ASL Workshop with HASA (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

This one-hour American Sign Language (ASL) class will cover common conversational ASL basics and touch upon cultural awareness aspects of Deaf community members. Students should arrive prepared to participate and learn ASL signs with HASA’s amazing Deaf instructors, as well as cultural tips (e.g., appropriate gestures and body language). This class teaches effectively communicating strategies in ASL, but also to some “dos and dont’s” when interacting with members of the Deaf community.

Learn more about ASL Workshop with HASA by 3Play Media

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 10th Anniversary by A11yBay & Partner Meetups (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (San Francisco, CA, United States of America)

May 20 marks the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we will be sharing our excitement by partnering with sister Meetup groups around the world. Our goal is to make this the largest Meetup on accessibility and inclusive design!

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day 10th Anniversary by A11yBay & Partner Meetups by Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup

Master Class Event by Envision (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:30 PM-7:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (The Hague, Netherlands)

For #GAAD, we are hosting a virtual Master Class Event featuring some of the best and most creative influencers that have created an impact with their own craft. They will be teaching you a bit about how you can do what they do too. Interested? Join us for our live premiere event on 20th May at 16:30 CET. Register now for free!

Learn more about Master Class Event by Envision by Envision Technologies

Digital Accessibility Workshop (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Zurich (Switzerland)

This online workshop is offered by Léa Marmet Sperandio (Web Accessible) and Céline Witschard (Vision Positive). The workshop is free of charge and open to all those interested. Topics covered by the workshop: What is web accessibility? Who are the people concerned by web accessibility? How does it work ? Thanks to the speakers, you will learn about concrete examples of web accessibility.

Learn more about Digital Accessibility Workshop by FRH – Fondation pour la Recherche en faveur des personnes Handicapées

Il Tè dell 5 – Accessibilità e Digitale (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Rome (Treviso, Italy)

Accessibility and Digital meet at Tea at Five – Ethics and Arithmetic – in a special streaming episode. What support can digital give to make the world (digital and non-digital) more accessible? Antonella Grana will talk with our Ermes Tuon who will tell us about the #Accessiblelife project, the digital map of accessible outdoor places around the world. Andrea Tomasoni will also participate, illustrating the activities of his start-up Re-Moove, dedicated to mobility and inclusive tourism

Learn more about Il Tè dell 5 – Accessibilità e Digitale by Progetto Re-Cycle

EveryOneCanImprove! – Superpowers to accessibility with iPad: let’s go further! (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Rome (Italy)

Superpowers to accessibility feature! Let’s start with the specific features and find out how to increase the power in your hands. Let’s manipulate the web, use shortcuts, special fonts and other ways that can help our students truly be part of the classroom. Workshop online.

Learn more about EveryOneCanImprove! – Superpowers to accessibility with iPad: let’s go further! by Apple Distinguished Educator

HelloA11Y Presents GAAD 2021 (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:30 PM-10:00 PM Asia/Kolkata (India)

Hey everyone! Global Accessibility Awareness Day is just around the corner and so is our event. It’s scheduled for May 20th 2021 between 5:30 PM-10:00 PM IST and we’ve got something for everyone! If you are a developer, designer, project manager or just want to get started on accessibility, we got you covered.

Learn more about HelloA11Y Presents GAAD 2021 by HelloA11Y

Accesibilidad Web Basada en Hechos Reales (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires (Argentina)

DrupalBA inivita a la comunidad Drupalera hispanohablante y a todo aquel que se interese en el mundo digital a escuchar en primera fila qué es la accesibilidad web. Anabella Segovia, analista en sistemas de información, usuaria de lectores de pantallas para su discapacidad visual, nos contará cómo es su experiencia con la web. Ana Colautti, con 7 años de experiencia en Drupal, nos dará una charla práctica sobre “Tips para navegar el sitio con el teclado”. ¡Te esperamos!

Learn more about Accesibilidad Web Basada en Hechos Reales by Drupal Buenos Aires

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