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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Diversability Unplugged: Disability & Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM America/New_York (Global)

Join us on Wednesday, May 18, from 7 pm – 8:30 pm ET for Diversability Unplugged: Disability & Digital Accessibility, in partnership with Fable. We will have another powerhouse panel discussion centered around lived experience, advocacy and careers available in the accessibility space. Our panel includes: Dona Sarkar, Director of Tech, Microsoft Mark Mcguire, Digital Accessibility Consultant Sheri Byrne-Haber, Senior Staff, Accessibility Architect Samuel Proulx, Accessibility Evang., Fable

Learn more about Diversability Unplugged: Disability & Digital Accessibility by Diversability

GAAD 2022 Accessibility in Microsoft (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM America/Toronto (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

This free workshop will show how people can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies. You’ll get some tips to help you set up & navigate accessibility settings within Window & Microsoft 365, and learn to create accessible content in:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Word
  • Outlook
  • Utilize Microsoft Accessibility tools

More details: To contact Access 2 Accessibility:

Learn more about GAAD 2022 Accessibility in Microsoft by Access 2 Accessibility

GAAD 2022 – The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Africa/Cairo (Alexandria, Egypt)

Join us for the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) celebration. Session: The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! by Rabab Gomaa انضم إلينا للاحتفال باليوم العالمي للتوعية بإمكانية الوصول الجلسة : وصفة صنع ودجتس ! رباب جمعة

Learn more about GAAD 2022 – The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! by Independent Web Accessibility specialist

Fix Your Content Day (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 AM-11:59 AM (Global)

Blackboard (now part of Anthology) is bringing back Fix Your Content Day, a 24-hour global competition committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content. The objective of the day is to mobilize instructors and staff to fix as many digital course files as possible through Blackboard Ally. Learn more about Ally:

Learn more about Fix Your Content Day by Blackboard Inc. (now part of Anthology)

Youth Innovation Projects on Global Accessibility (Activity)

19 May 2022 (United States of America)

Youth Innovation Projects supports Special Olympics Youth Leaders with and without intellectual disabilities as they come together to design and implement their visions of inclusion in their schools and communities. Since 2018 we have support over 850 Youth Leaders implementing 500 projects worldwide. Cycle 8’s theme will be Global Accessibility to help highlight the need for increased digital accessibility with the disability community. We will be highlighting the projects on our platforms.

Launch of ScreenReader training app (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Netherlands)

On May 19th we will launch our free ScreenReader training app. The app has been developed together with visually impaired and blind people. The app teaches all VoiceOver and TalkBack gestures, plus navigation and text editing actions. The app will become available at noon through our website

Learn more about Launch of ScreenReader training app by Appt Foundation

We can all take action to be more accessible (Activity)

19 May 2022 | 12:01 AM-11:59 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

In honor of GAAD, Perkins School for the Blind and the Global Shapers New York Hub (an initiative of the World Economic Forum) present small actions, we all can take, to be more accessible. Download the tips and do your part to help make the digital world a more accessible place:

Learn more about We can all take action to be more accessible by Perkins School for The Blind

Resources and Forum (Private/Internal)

19 May 2022 – 25 May 2022 | 4:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific/Auckland (New Zealand)

For GAAD this year, we compiled a list of resources related to accessibility. But this isn’t just some boring ol’ list – it’s full of interesting, relevant and engaging topics, videos and articles! That’s how we like to do accessibility at Catalyst 😉 We shared this list of resources via email company-wide, and at our fortnightly Accessibility Forum the following week, we will be discussing our usual topics about accessibility plus exploring the resources a bit together.

GAAD @ BA (Private/Internal)

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

BA Digital are hosting our first Global Accessibility Awareness Day event. We’re hosting speakers from the digital, aviation and accessibility advocacy areas who will give be giving some short talks throughout the day. They will be talking about their experience and expectations when it comes to travelling as a person with a disability. This will be an internal only event.

Learn more about GAAD @ BA by British Airways

Virtual Curated Videos on GAAD (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 AM-8:00 PM (United States of America)

A virtual wall of curated videos that build the awareness about GAAD from various sources.

Learn more about Virtual Curated Videos on GAAD by codemantra

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