Events & Activities

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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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EBSCO GAAD Blog Post (Activity)

21 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-8:00 AM America/New_York (United States of America)

Over the past several years, EBSCO has made a concerted effort to instill accessibility into our organizational culture. This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re highlighting some of our recent initiatives.

Learn more about EBSCO GAAD Blog Post by EBSCO Information Services

The Past, Present and Future of Accessibility in Mozilla Hubs (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 08:00 AM-10:00 AM Asia/Tokyo

The Mozilla Hubs team highly values the accessibility community’s voice in helping to make Hubs a more usable and accessible product. Dan Fernie-Harper from the Hubs Design and People Experiences team will present an update on the past, present, and future of accessibility in Mozilla Hubs, speaking about the user experience design process.

Learn more about The Past, Present and Future of Accessibility in Mozilla Hubs by Mozilla Hubs

Dostępność cyfrowa – misja (nie)możliwa?! (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-2:30 PM Europe/Warsaw (Poland)

Dostępność cyfrowa – misja (nie)możliwa?! Oto jest pytanie! Zapraszamy na konferencję online z okazji Światowego Dnia Wiedzy o Dostępności. W programie wystąpienia ekspertów i ekspertek na temat: – projektowania inkluzywnych produktów cyfrowych; – ustawy i zarządzanie dostępnością cyfrową; – dostępnych dokumentów i załączników; 🟣 zamawiania i odbierania produktów cyfrowych; oraz rozmowy i wymiana doświadczeń w pokojach tematycznych. Dołącz do nas!

Learn more about Dostępność cyfrowa – misja (nie)możliwa?! by Fundacja Kultury bez Barier

2021 Technology Accessibility Development Conference (In Person)

21 May 2021 | 9:30 AM-5:00 PM Asia/Shanghai (Beijing, China)

Technology Accessibility Development Conference, is the annual conference of the accessibility industry hosted by the Accessibility Research Association. Focusing on the theme of “Share on Accessible Future Through Digital Inclusion and Technology”, the conference will invite relevant goverment leaders, well-known corporate executives, experts, and partners from all walks of life who are concerned about the development of accessibility to exchange ideas about accessibility on this platform.

Learn more about 2021 Technology Accessibility Development Conference by Accessibility Research Association

The 2 billion people FMCG holistic Accesibility challenge/opportunity (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Europe/London (Leeds, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Holistic accessibility within FMCG is a huge unmet need and untapped opportunity, which impacts literally billions of people. At Aire, we want to raise the awareness and priority of this challenge, and also be able to offer pragmatic solutions to it. I’m joined by 3 of the worlds leading forces on this topic – Marc Powell, Strategic Accessibility Lead at the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Sam Waller from the University of Cambridge, and Gavin Greenhalf from Aire Global

Learn more about The 2 billion people FMCG holistic Accesibility challenge/opportunity by Aire Global

Breaking Barriers as Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professionals (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

UKG celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) this year by hosting a panel discussion, “Breaking Barriers as Deaf or Hard of Hearing Professionals.” With over 70 percent of Deaf people who are unemployed or underpaid, we have the unique opportunity to create a more inclusive workplace.

Learn more about Breaking Barriers as Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professionals by UKG

GAAD | Accessibility: Expectation VS Reality (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Hable is hosting GAAD Panel Discussion! Friday, May 21, help us celebrate the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of this event is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion.

Learn more about GAAD | Accessibility: Expectation VS Reality by Hable One BV

Employment and Technology for People with Disabilities (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Asia/Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the employment of people with disabilities. Both employers and employees are now expected to be more knowledgeable about technology. This webinar will introduce the knowledge and how to use it to create an inclusive workplace.

Learn more about Employment and Technology for People with Disabilities by Microsoft Japan

Accessibility in Indie Game Development (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Australia)

Have you ever wondered what some of the common design considerations indie game developers need to take when creating accessible games? Or when coming up with innovative new games systems, how can development teams make sure that these games systems can be enjoyed by all? Join Cameron Hopkinson (they/them, Accessibility Unlocked!) and Maize Wallin (they/them, Wayward Strand, Godfall, Receiver 2) for a fireside chat about accessibility in indie games from the developers perspective.

Learn more about Accessibility in Indie Game Development by Ghost Pattern

The Impact of Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, and the Road We Are on in Sweden (Virtual)

21 May 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Stockholm (Sweden)

The INCLUDE Collaboratory is partnering with the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network to host a webinar featuring Linda Plantin Ewe and Pia Häggblom from Kristianstad University who will share how they are utilizing Universal Design for Learning to expand access and ensure accessibility in Sweden. Read more about their UDL work in the latest INCLUDE blog post from Ewe and Häggblom at https://include.wp.worc.ac.uk/udl-in-swedish-higher-education/.

Learn more about The Impact of Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, and the Road We Are on in Sweden by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Inclusive Learning Network & International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE)

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