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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Senti… ma tu come fai? Rendere protagonisti i nostri studenti nel percorso di apprendimento in un contesto inclusivo (Virtual)

24 May 2023 | 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Rome (Italy)

Relatori: Giuseppe Paolo Del Giovannino | Docente, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist Alberto Luca Somaschini | Docente, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist Le funzioni integrate di accessibilità di iPad permettono ad ogni docente e ogni studente di personalizzare il percorso di apprendimento e rendere i contenuti fruibili e interattivi. Si sviluppa così una scuola laboratoriale che riesce a includere e valorizzare tutti i talenti. Il webinar propone la condivisione di esperienze e buone pratiche fra docenti che utilizzano iPad nella didattica da oltre dieci anni.

Learn more about Senti… ma tu come fai? Rendere protagonisti i nostri studenti nel percorso di apprendimento in un contesto inclusivo by Rekordata srl

Accessible Design Online Panel (Virtual)

25 May 2023 | 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

In this free, 45minute online panel discussion with experts in design and accessibility from Lego and Newgen KnowledgeWorks, we will be talking about the significance of accessibility in product design, the challenges that come with its incorrect implementation, and how product teams can create genuinely inclusive and accessible digital products and experiences. By designing products with accessibility in mind, we can make the world a little easier to navigate for everyone. However, building truly inclusive and accessible products requires careful consideration of the users needs. It’s essential to make accessibility a key part of product strategy rather than an afterthought. It is estimated that approximately one billion people worldwide, which accounts for 15% of the global population, live with some form of disability. Moreover, the purchasing power of working-age adults with disabilities is around $490 billion. Register to join us live at 10am on Thursday 25th May and join the discussion.

Learn more about Accessible Design Online Panel by 383 Project

Inclusive Practice Special – May 2023 (Virtual)

25 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/London (Global)

This is a special edition of the Future Teacher webinar, focusing on inclusive practice, specifically strategic approaches that support individuals to make an accessible environment happen. Following on from our Inclusive Practice session in January, we expand on what our practitioners and students said to include what strategic actions need to happen to support a thriving inclusive environment. Pop the date in your diary and register on the Future Teacher website – All sessions are recorded and the recording links are posted to the Future Teacher mailing list once they are uploaded – so don’t worry about registering if you know you can’t come, just join the mailing list! Alistair, Lilian, Ron, Rosemarie, Teresa (Your Future Teacher hosts)

Learn more about Inclusive Practice Special – May 2023 by Future Teacher Community

RICOH USA Community of Practice (Private/Internal)

25 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

An internal marketing “Community of Practice” session to promote accessibility awareness to RICOH USA employees

Learn more about RICOH USA Community of Practice by Ricoh USA

Empowering diversity in tech (In Person, Virtual)

25 May 2023 | 4:30 PM-7:30 PM Europe/Helsinki (Tampere, Finland)

In Finland alone, over a million people require more accessible digital services. As a response to the growing need for designing and building a more accessible future, we at Futurice would like to invite you to our event Empowering diversity in tech on May 25th, starting at 17.00, both online and live at the Tampere premise. This event gives people with disabilities and those working with them the opportunity to share their experiences of digital products with the community of people who build them. These informative talks from accessibility experts and advocates will equip you with the knowledge and empathy to build more accessible digital services ahead of the 2025 European Accessibility Act

Learn more about Empowering diversity in tech by Futurice Oy

Empowering Diversity in Tech (Virtual)

25 May 2023 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM Europe/Helsinki (Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland)

This event gives people with disabilities and those working with them the opportunity to share their experiences of digital products with the community of people who build them. We get to hear our speakers share their personal experiences on digital and physical accessibility from a cultural and social perspective, as well as the importance of accessibility in tech and design. We will have enlightening talks from three fantastic speakers: Amu Urhonen, an activist and chair of the Abilis Federation, Terhi Manninen from the Finnish Fed­er­a­tion of the Visually Impaired, and accessibility specialist Azra Tayyebi from Gofore. There will also be a Q&A panel. This event is hybrid.

Learn more about Empowering Diversity in Tech by Futurice GmbH

Making smart use of social media in an inclusive way! (Virtual)

26 May 2023 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM America/Sao_Paulo (Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil)

Accessibility is something that involves different contexts and scenarios. From the development of accessible solutions for all people and that will involve other people who know how to develop inclusive solutions. Even the best practices for disseminating inclusive and accessible solutions. It is increasingly common for people to say that it is important to use alternative texts, transcriptions, sign language and different methods to bring inclusion to the contents, but at the same time there is still a shortage of qualified professionals to do this in a more assertive way. . Taking into account that no one is born knowing how to do it and it is necessary to go through an adaptation phase, in this workshop we will understand some phases of this process and how you can start creating truly inclusive content, somehow.

Learn more about Making smart use of social media in an inclusive way! by Tudo é Acessibilidade

تحقيق إمكانية الوصول (Accessibility) للمشروعات الرقمية (Virtual)

26 May 2023 | 8:00 PM-9:00 PM Asia/Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

يسعدنا دعوتك لحضور جلسة وفاعلية بعنوان: تحقيق إمكانية الوصول Accessibility للمشروعات الرقمية إحياء لـ (اليوم العالمي للتوعية بإمكانية الوصول) – Global Accessibility Awareness Day في كل عام، من شهر مايو، ندعوك للمشاركة في اليوم العالمي للتوعية بإمكانية الوصول Accessibility (GAAD). الغرض من هذا اليوم هو جعل الأشخاص يتحدثون ويفكرون ويتعلمون عن إمكانية الوصول والإدماج الرقمي (على شبكة الإنترنت، البرمجيات، الهاتف المحمول، وما إلى ذلك) لأكثر من 1.2 مليار شخص من ذوي الاحتياجات المختلفة في جميع أنحاء العالم. تستهدف GAAD مجتمعات التصميم والتطوير وقابلية الاستخدام والمجتمعات ذات الصلة الذين يقومون ببناء وتشكيل وتمويل والتأثير على التكنولوجيا واستخدامها. محاور الجلسة:  ما هي إمكانية الوصول – Accessibility؟ كيفية تحقيق وتوفير إمكانية الوصول – Accessibility في تطبيقات الموبايل والمواقع الإلكتروني؟ خرافات إمكانية الوصول – Accessibility والرد عليها. أدوات هامة لإمكانية الوصول – Accessibility الإجابة على الأسئلة والاستفسارات. مفاجأة الجلسة. المقاعد محدودة. لحجز مقعدك:تحقيق-إمكانية-الوصول-accessibility-للمشروعات-الر

Learn more about تحقيق إمكانية الوصول (Accessibility) للمشروعات الرقمية by UX Writing بالعربية

Masterclass Digitale Toegankelijkheid (In Person)

13 Jun 2023 | 8:30 AM-11:00 AM Europe/Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Digitale toegankelijkheid is meer dan het volgen van de WCAG-richtlijnen. Een toegankelijk product zorgt ervoor dat je een grotere doelgroep bereikt, biedt een betere gebruikerservaring en verhoogt de online vindbaarheid en conversie. Digitale toegankelijkheid is niet alleen essentieel voor mensen met een beperking, maar biedt voordelen voor jouw bedrijf en de samenleving als geheel. Verantwoordelijk voor de ontwikkeling van digitale producten Als product owner, product manager of hoofd van de digitale afdeling ben jij verantwoordelijk voor het ontwikkelen van digitale producten die aantrekkelijk en bruikbaar zijn voor de doelgroep. Het is daarbij essentieel om te zorgen dat deze producten toegankelijk zijn voor een breed publiek, inclusief mensen met verschillende tijdelijke en permanente beperkingen. Op 18 mei, tijdens Global Accessibility Awareness Day, wordt hier wereldwijd aandacht voor gevraagd. Hoe maak je jouw digitale product drempelvrij? Webdevelopmentbureau De Voorhoede en strategisch research & design lab Valsplat organiseren samen een masterclass waarin je ontdekt hoe je jouw digitale product drempelvrij maakt. Onze toegankelijkheid experts vertellen waar je allemaal aan moet denken en welke stappen jij, als lead op het project, daarvoor moet ondernemen. Aan de hand van succesvol geïmplementeerde voorbeelden uit de praktijk nemen we je mee in verschillende oplossingen. Ook laten we je diverse beperkingen ervaren, zodat je een beter beeld krijgt van de mensen die jouw product óók willen gebruiken. Programma 08:30 – ontvangst met lekker ontbijt 08:50 – start masterclass: introductie en uitleg over digitale toegankelijkheid 10:00 – pauze 10:15 – masterclass vervolg: ervaar zelf digitale (on)toegankelijkheid 11:00 – afsluiting Gratis aanmelden Deelname aan de masterclass is gratis, maar aanmelden is verplicht. Er is een beperkt aantal plekken beschikbaar. Meld je daarom vandaag nog aan om zeker te zijn van een plekje in deze waardevolle masterclass over digitale toegankelijkheid.

Learn more about Masterclass Digitale Toegankelijkheid by De Voorhoede

Join the Journey: 2023 Digital Accessibility Conference (Virtual)

15 Jun 2023 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

The NC Higher Education Digital Accessibility Collaborative invites you to join them for the 3rd annual Join the Journey: Digital Accessibility Conference on June 15, 2023. The free conference will be held virtually over Zoom in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Content will focus on digital accessibility through the following informative 45-minute sessions: 9 am Keynote: Office for Civil Rights; 10 am Inclusive communications: email, social media, and more; 11 am Accessible and inclusive instruction: getting started; 1 pm Accessible document essentials; 2 pm More accessible tools/procurement; 3 pm Accessibility checkers and strategies: WAVE, Office, etc. This is a free professional development opportunity to learn about digital accessibility and is open to everyone in higher education, including faculty, staff, and students.

Learn more about Join the Journey: 2023 Digital Accessibility Conference by Wake Forest University

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