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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Innovation (Virtual)

16 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join us for this week-long online fundraising event focuses on the importance of assistive technology and telehealth to enable residents to control his/her living environment. Participate by interacting on social media, sharing our event content with friends and family, and making a donation to help our project come to life.

Learn more about Innovation by 3i Housing of Maine

Editoria11y Drupal Integration (Activity)

16 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, United States of America)

It’s that time again; each year, we are reminded of the importance of digital accessibility on the third Thursday in May. This year, Cal State LA has chosen GAAD 22′ to launch Editoria11y integration in Drupal. Editorai11y is an easy-to-use tool that will help all Drupal content editors identify and address accessibility issues on their web pages.

#SpotlightAccessibility (Virtual)

16 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-11:59 PM (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

This GAAD, celebrate accessibility and spread positivity around accessibility. Share accessibility features that you like the most of any Products, Services, Digital – Web or Mobile, Built Environment, or Gaming. Support #SpotlightAccessibility. Stay tuned and follow our social media handles for exciting updates.

Learn more about #SpotlightAccessibility by BarrierBreak

After School Design Clubs in London and Manchester (Private/Internal)

16 May 2022 – 20 May 2022 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/London (London and Manchester, Please select, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Accessibility-focused activities and empathy workshops will be run at after school Design Clubs for children in London and Manchester.

Learn more about After School Design Clubs in London and Manchester by Design Club

Make your Module Accessible (Private/Internal)

16 May 2022 – 19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM (Global)

The Centre for Technology & Innovation in Learning (CTIL), University of Dundee, will be running a series of drop in sessions to help staff “Fix their Content” – we’re using Ally in Blackboard, and some workshops to help academic staff ensure their content is accessible in the first place, when they’re creating new content for next academic year.

Learn more about Make your Module Accessible by University of Dundee

A11y Bytes 2022 (Virtual)

16 May 2022 – 19 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Global)

15 10-minutes presentations from different speakers will be released on the A11y Bytes YouTube channel in the lead-up to Global Accessibility Awareness Day. On Thursday 19 May at 3 pm AEST (GMT + 10), we will hold a live Q&A with presenters using Zoom. Check our website for more details.

Learn more about A11y Bytes 2022 by A11y Bytes

Internal Accessibility Week – Square Enix West (Private/Internal)

16 May 2022 – 19 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Toronto (Montréal, Quebec, Canada)

For the 3rd year at Square Enix West, we’re organizing an Accessibility Week around GAAD to educate and raise awareness about accessible experiences, inclusive spaces and disability representation within our company. All Square Enix West employees are invited to assist, virtually. External speakers and advocates will be talking about their experiences, the world of accessibility and disability inclusion. This is a way for us to educate our employees, but also offer a paid gig for speakers.

Accessibility at Scale – GAAD Barrierefreiheit Feier Atos DACH (Virtual)

16 May 2022 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Atos beteiligt sich seit 2015 an GAAD, die Premiere 2022: Erstmalig finden bereits vor dem weltweiten Aktionstag landesspezifische Online-Veranstaltungen statt. Für die Region Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz ist es am 16. Mai so weit. Motto: “Accessibility at Scale”. Mainstreaming A11y Disability Driven Innovation: GIZ, Zero Project, Sozial Held*innen Leadership Panel: Google, Microsoft, Siemens, Atos Experten Interviews: Joschi Kuphal, Domingos de Oliveira, Melly Eilert, Martin Müller

Learn more about Accessibility at Scale – GAAD Barrierefreiheit Feier Atos DACH by Atos

The Rock Round Up Radio Show (Activity)

16 May 2022 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM America/New_York (Stony Brook, NY, United States of America)

This is a two hour rock radio show dedicated to Global Accessibility Awareness. The Station can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet. Hosted by DJ Loretta MElena. 90.1 FM WUSB or Songs that inspire people to overcome obstacles will be featured.

Design and Develop for Web Accessibility (Brownbag session) (Activity)

16 May 2022 | 8:30 PM-9:30 PM (India)

Accessibility is the practice of making your website and web applications usable by as many people as possible. In this session, we will cover the fundamentals of web accessibility as well as how to design, as an example you will be taken through one of our recent project at Mitratech.

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