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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Digital Content Challenge (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 – 01 Aug 2021 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, United States of America)

A Summer-long event beginning on Global Accessibility Awareness Day to challenge university departments to review digital content on their website.

Learn more about Digital Content Challenge by California State University, Los Angeles

Quizz: Posa a prova els teus coneixements sobre accessibilitat! (Activity)

20 May 2021 – 24 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-11:59 PM Europe/Madrid (Barcelona, Spain)

Quizz about key accessibility concepts, in Catalan.

Learn more about Quizz: Posa a prova els teus coneixements sobre accessibilitat! by Catalan Association for the Promotion of Accessibility (ACPA)

Merck and MSD Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-9:00 AM America/New_York (Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States of America)

Merck and MSD are celebrating the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! In a global internal webcast on Thursday May 20 (8:00 – 9:00 AM ET) we’ll hear from Dave Williams (Chief Information Officer), Michelle Kehily (VP of Human Health), and Celeste Warren (VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion) on the importance of digital accessibility, as well as celebrate what our company workforce is already doing for diversity, disability and inclusion. Steve Framil and Nora Vele will moderate.

Learn more about Merck and MSD Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Merck & Co., Inc.

a11y Round Table (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 8:30 AM-10:00 AM Europe/Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Our roundtables are a place to share experiences and challenges and exchange ideas. We do this with professionals from different markets and industries, with one overarching interest: web technology. Each month we host one online meeting, each with a different topic. For the month of May we have chosen a11y. Because we are in the Netherlands and the number of participants is limited, we have chosen to only make this round table available to persons in the Netherlands.

Learn more about a11y Round Table by De Voorhoede

2021 GAAD at ASU (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 8:30 AM-12:00 PM America/Phoenix (Tempe, AZ, United States of America)

Learn about inclusive education and digital access for everyone. Join us for a day of virtual, interactive presentations to raise awareness and understanding of digital access and inclusion for the more than 1 billion people with disabilities and impairments.

Learn more about 2021 GAAD at ASU by Arizona State University

Wikimedia Foundation – Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 8:30 AM-11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

In recognition of GAAD 2021, Wikimedia Foundation will held virtual office hours open for everyone on all Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia…) related accessibility topics, with focus on design and technology, hosted by Volker E. of Wikimedia Product Design & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team. First one is at 8:30am PST/3:30pm UTC. Join us via Slack #wikimedia-accessibility, IRC #wikimedia-accessibility, Google Meet call or email at

Learn more about Wikimedia Foundation – Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Wikimedia Foundation

Siteimprove GAAD Virtual Event (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

Join Siteimprove for a virtual celebration as we unite people from around North America who are passionate about making the web a better place for all its users. Learn from those who do it best through an insightful day of webinars and discussions that will empower people to do more with digital accessibility.

Learn more about Siteimprove GAAD Virtual Event by Siteimprove

SUNY Celebrate’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-3:30 PM America/New_York (New York, United States of America)

SUNY is proud to participate in the Tenth Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a global event to elevate awareness on the importance of accessibility as it pertains to equity and inclusion for people with disabilities. Campus administrators, faculty, and professional staff are welcome to attend one or more sessions offered throughout the day. Topics include, but are not limited to: · Ableism · Universal Design for Learning · Digital Accessibility

Learn more about SUNY Celebrate’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day by State University of New York (SUNY)

Hur bygger vi en mer tillgänglig och inkluderande framtid med hjälp av teknik? (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Europe/Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden)

Vägen till inkludering och mångfald är att skapa en arbetsplats och en organisation som är tillgänglig för alla personer, oavsett funktionsvariationer. Det finns inga gränser för vad personer kan uppnå när rätt teknik sätts i deras händer. Under denna timme kommer vi dela med er: – Varför är tillgänglighet och inkludering viktigt? Hur jobbar Microsoft med tillgänglighetsfrågor? Vad finns det för digitala hjälpmedel? – Några enkla steg som varje organisation kan ta

Learn more about Hur bygger vi en mer tillgänglig och inkluderande framtid med hjälp av teknik? by Microsoft Sverige

Accessibilité Numérique (Digital accessibility) (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Europe/Zurich (Sierre, Valais, Switzerland)

During this event, different aspects of digital accessibility will be discussed, such as facilitating access to information through online platforms and Swiss accessibility standards. Concrete projects will be presented that promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through improved accessibility. Inscription :

Learn more about Accessibilité Numérique (Digital accessibility) by FRH – Fondation pour la Recherche en faveur des personnes Handicapées

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