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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Common Web Accessibility Issues (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Europe/Bucharest (Global)

In this webinar, we are going to discuss some of the most common web accessibility issues. Lots of real examples will be presented along with some ways to remediate the issues.

Learn more about Common Web Accessibility Issues by theUXProdigy

GAAD 1401 in Iran (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Asia/Tehran (Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of))

#GAAD1401, This webinar is held by the usability stage channel and examines the status of accessibility in the production of Persian applications and websites and explores ways to make digital products accessible. Also in this webinar, we will unveil and introduce the website “Persian translated WCAG Version 2.1” To participate, Register by this link:

Learn more about GAAD 1401 in Iran by Usability Stage

Global Accessibility Awareness Day L&L with Guest Speaker: Molly Watt (Virtual)

20 May 2022 | 4:00 AM-8:00 AM Europe/London (Widnes, CHESHIRE, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

CWSI have teamed up with Molly Watt to celebrate the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Thursday May 19th 2022. Molly is an experienced keynote speaker, usability and accessibility consultant who specialises in assistive technology and design for those with sensory impairment. The session will run 11:45-12:45 on 19th May. Molly will talk to us about the importance of inclusion, tools for inclusive design, and share top tips on simple things we can all do within the workplace.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day L&L with Guest Speaker: Molly Watt by CWSI

Celebrate GAAD with OpenSidewalks: Mapping for Accessibility on OpenStreetMap (Virtual)

20 May 2022 | 7:30 AM-8:30 AM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

Join us for a celebratory experience exploring open data mapping for access to transportation and mobility with OpenSidewalks At this event, we will:

  • introduce open data mapping in OpenStreetMap
  • introduce OpenSidewalks: what do we need to map for accessibility and why?
  • teach participants first steps of mapping your city for accessibility

Prior recommended work: sign up for an account on Who: Accessibility Advocates! Map and open data lovers! Sustainability advocates!

Learn more about Celebrate GAAD with OpenSidewalks: Mapping for Accessibility on OpenStreetMap by Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

D-Camps Build Event (Private/Internal)

20 May 2022 – 23 May 2022 | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Vancouver (Water Valley, Alberta, Canada)

Makers Making Change is hosting an assistive technology workshop in partnership D-Camp’s Jean Nelson Family Camp, on May 20-23 2022. Full build kits, tools and step by step instructions will be supplied to participating campers. This is a private event for attendees of the Jean Nelson Family Camp (but the camp is still open for registration). Makers Making Change is pleased to have you join us to provide assistive devices to people with disabilities in your community!

Learn more about D-Camps Build Event by Makers Making Change

Accessibility Days 2022 (In Person)

20 May 2022 – 21 May 2022 | 9:30 AM-5:00 PM Europe/Rome (Milano, MI, Italy)

Sixth edition of the main Italian GAAD’s event.

Learn more about Accessibility Days 2022 by Accessibility Days

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Charity Marathon! Dreamscape Foundation (Virtual)

20 May 2022 – 03 Jun 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Naples, Florida, United States of America)

Join us starting the day after #GAAD to help us raise funds for Dreamscape Foundation – A charity to help fund and advance research into accessible technology, as well as support those living with disabilities At Dreamscape Foundation, we know millions of Americans – and many more across the globe – are affected by disabilities. The people who fall into this number are all around us. They share our schools and our workplaces. They interact with the same physical and online environments we have grown dependent upon. Yet their lives are filled with unseen challenges. In silence, they wrestle with the tools, technology, and environments so often designed with people without disabilities in mind.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day Charity Marathon! Dreamscape Foundation by Dreamscape Foundation

Voice-back – online escape room that tests basic mobile screen-reader skills (Virtual)

20 May 2022 – 31 May 2022 | 10:00 AM-10:00 PM Europe/Oslo (Norway)

Voice-back is a simple online escape room simulation that helps you verify some basic mobile screen-reader skills and let you compete against yourself and others. When we produce for the web we should be able to quickly check how does it sound for screen-reader users. With more awareness and some practice we will for sure create better content and interactions for all.

Learn more about Voice-back – online escape room that tests basic mobile screen-reader skills by Independent

Acessibilidade na web: Os seis erros mais comuns (Private/Internal)

20 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Sao_Paulo (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)

Em celebração ao Dia Mundial da Conscientização sobre a Acessibilidade, a Sinqia preparou um webinar para ajudar a conscientizar seus colaboradores e disseminar a cultura na empresa. O especialista em acessibilidade na web, Paulo Renato Pereira, fará uma introdução à acessibilidade na web aprofundando nos seis erros mais cometidos na WCAG e como evitá-los. Webinar interno e exclusivo para funcionários da Sinqia.

Learn more about Acessibilidade na web: Os seis erros mais comuns by Sinqia

Balgonie Elementary School Build (In Person)

20 May 2022 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Regina (Balgonie, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Makers Making Change is hosting a build event with students at Balgonie Elementary School, on May 20 2022 @ 12:00pm-2.00pm (MST). The young makers will learn about assistive technology and digital access. For a hands-on activity, students will build Interact Switches, a device that helps people with motor challenge access electronics.

Learn more about Balgonie Elementary School Build by Makers Making Change

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