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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Race and Disability: A discussion about Stigma, Culture and Resources (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

WeCo’s 2021 Global Accessibility Awareness Day Program focuses on Race and Disability: A discussion about Stigma, Culture and Resources

Learn more about Race and Disability: A discussion about Stigma, Culture and Resources by WeCo Accessibility Services

IxDF Tehran Meeting #25 on the occasion of GAAD (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Asia/Tehran (Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of))

On May 20, during the annual celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day” (GAAD), we will have our online gathering at 6 PM. In this event we will talk about Accessible UX writing, Accessibility principles and Usage of user research data in product design process.

Learn more about IxDF Tehran Meeting #25 on the occasion of GAAD by Interaction Design Foundation – Tehran local group

WCAG: A Developer’s Best Friend (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Women Who Code Cincinnati is excited to host Natalie Stroud, CPACC, Web Accessibility Specialist (she/her), to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with our community on May 20 at 6 pm ET. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the set of guidelines Natalie works from to help determine what passes/fails when auditing websites. However, WCAG is a great tool for anyone and everyone – web accessibility specialists, developers, UX, designers, you name it. It can be scary

Learn more about WCAG: A Developer’s Best Friend by Women Who Code

Designing for Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Africa/Johannesburg (South Africa)

For GAAD 2021, FEDSA will host a free online workshop including a demo on the topic of designing for accessibility. The hope is that we are able to raise awareness and empower South African front-end developers and UI/UX designers to make more informed decisions when it comes to the accessibility of the products they work on.

Learn more about Designing for Accessibility by FEDSA

t12t meetup – Creating an accessibility culture at work! (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Europe/Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden)

All talks will be on the topic of how to get an accessibility mindset at your workplace! This broadcast is free and will be captioned in English! Topics: Inclusive language at work, From nobody cares to natively curios, Sticky a11y wins, From a11y awareness to knowledge and ability, Accessibility as a quiz, I have to tell you.

Learn more about t12t meetup – Creating an accessibility culture at work! by T12t Meetup

#a11yAR kickoff in Egypt & Web Accessibility in Practice (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Africa/Cairo (Alexandria, Egypt)

In GAAD this year, we kickoff the a11yAR group in Egypt by a session titled “Web Accessibility in Practice”. Digital accessibility skills are in high demand in the job market given that the world has become aware of digital barriers. Organizations strive to ensure their web content is reaching everyone regardless of their disabilities. In this session, you will learn about web accessibility and techniques that can be used in order to make web content accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Learn more about #a11yAR kickoff in Egypt & Web Accessibility in Practice by a11yAR

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Accessibility UK (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Accessibility UK, a partnership between Accessibility London, Accessibility Leeds, Accessibility Manchester, Accessibility Nottingham, Accessibility Scotland and Bristol Inclusive Design & Development is pleased to announce our event to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021. Talk by Gareth Ford Williams and a panel discussion with Carys Llewellyn, Robin Barayuga, Sofea Wong, Liam O’Dell, and Holly Scott-Gardner

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Accessibility UK by Accessibility UK

A11yID with GO-JEK: How To Get Allies for A11y (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Asia/Jakarta (jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia)

Listen to A11y transformation process in the biggest Indonesian ride-hailing Super App: Go-Jek.

Learn more about A11yID with GO-JEK: How To Get Allies for A11y by Suarise

Ux Ghent Accesibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Europe/Brussels (Ghent, Belgium)

With Ux Ghent we host an evening on a UX-related theme. What you can expect:

  • Learning about UX trends, concepts, practices and use cases
  • Focus on people, and problem solving
  • Networking with interesting people from various backgrounds
  • A relaxed and fun atmosphere
  • Topic-based sessions

This meetup is meant for UX practitioners to network, share their experiences and experiment together, but anyone interested about user experience is welcome.

Learn more about Ux Ghent Accesibility by Ux Ghent

Driving the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities in APAC: Progress and Opportunities (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Asia/Singapore (Singapore)

Facebook and GSMA are co-hosting a virtual event on accessibility and digital inclusion in APAC on Thursday, 20 May 2021. The event aims to create awareness on challenges and opportunities around digital access and inclusion for millions of people with disabilities and impairments in the region, and will highlight the role played by policymakers, digital innovators, civil society and others to drive digital inclusion for people with disabilities in the region.

Learn more about Driving the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities in APAC: Progress and Opportunities by Facebook

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