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 Accessibility Challenge to Faculty & Staff (Virtual)

18 May 2023 – 31 May 2023 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, United States of America)

Thursday, May 18th, 2023, marks the twelfth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD aims to raise awareness around digital access and inclusion and how inaccessible content affects more than one billion people with disabilities worldwide. At ITS Accessibility, we are leveraging GAAD to invite the university community to consider whether all their documents are accessible. Read on to learn how ITS Accessibility will do all the work of document remediation for you! PDFs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, course content, or documents for any other purpose; send your digital content to ITS Accessibility for remediation. With a few clicks, you will ensure your digital content is accessible to all; we do all the hard work for you!

Learn more about Digital Content Accessibility Challenge to Faculty & Staff by Cal State LA

Website redesign accessibility recap (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 8:00 AM-9:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

Review our efforts to redesign & redevelop our websites with WCAG conformance in mind. This was a presentation to our internal tech team about our work thus far and future efforts.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 8:15 AM-5:00 PM America/Chicago (Tuscaloosa, AL, United States of America)

Join colleagues from across campus and around the world to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Thursday, May 18, 2023. This exciting event will include virtual and in-person sessions featuring technology accessibility advocacy, awareness, and application sessions.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 by University of Alabama

GAAD: Raleigh (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 8:30 AM-10:30 AM America/New_York (Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America)

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we want to highlight the amazing work that is going on right here in our backyard – Raleigh! From innovative technology to inclusive policy, handfuls of individuals and organizations have been working to make Raleigh a more inclusive and accessible city. Join the Ablr team at the Pendo Headquarters in Downtown Raleigh on May 18th to learn about the accessibility movement taking place here in this growing city.

Learn more about GAAD: Raleigh by Ablr


18 May 2023 | 8:30 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America)

The Digital Accessibility Office is hosting a conference-style event in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). We are pleased to welcome David DeNotaris, author of “Feeling Your Way Through Life: A Journey Through Challenges, Insights and Possibilities” as our keynote speaker. He will be sharing his personal journey and discussing the importance of accessible technology as a foundation for education and employment. The keynote presentation will be followed by workshops, including a demonstration of Apple’s accessibility features from Jeff Bigham, and a panel discussion with guests from Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and others about accessibility initiatives in our region.

Learn more about GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY AWARENESS DAY by Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness with a Panel from Vista Center (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 8:35 AM-10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

The PayPal Customer Experience and Accessibility Teams invite the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired to have a panel speak about their lived experiences and the importance of accessibility in their lives. The speakers are Alice Turner, John Glass, and Neeraj Gupta.

Accessibility Days 2023 (In Person)

18 May 2023 – 19 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Europe/Rome (Rome, Italy)

Il più grande evento italiano sull’Accessibilità e l’Inclusività delle tecnologie digitali. In presenza a Roma + streaming online

Learn more about Accessibility Days 2023 by Accessibility Days

Umbraad (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

There are still knowledge gaps around accessibility issues and many barriers and hurdles still exist when building and developing websites. UMBRAAD is an opportunity for Umbraco and web practitioners to get together, learn and discuss accessibility in general, find out what’s happening with Umbraco accessibility and to pick up any tools and techniques that may help them improve the accessibility of their sites.

Learn more about Umbraad by Umbraco Accessibility Team

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Open House (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Chicago (Madisonville, LA, United States of America)

Join us for an open house event where you will learn about accessibility resources available from your St. Tammany Parish Library. The featured resource for the day is a TAPit, or Touch Accessible Platform Interactive Technology device. TAPit is the first ADA compliant interactive learning station designed to recognize the difference between an arm resting upon the screen and a finger or assistive device intentionally tapping an image. Providing an optimal interface for patrons with special needs to use at their own pace, TAPit helps reinforce skills that can be transferred to other computer-based learning applications using the Internet, educational software or communication devices.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Open House by St. Tammany Parish Library

GAAD for Good 2023: Built without barriers (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Chicago (Global)

GAAD is close to our hearts. Digital accessibility drives everyone here at Siteimprove. It’s embedded into our platform, culture, and history – and we think every website owner should be on board too. If all websites got their accessibility fundamentals right, then we’d have an open internet for everyone, regardless of their ability. That’s why our theme for this year is built without barriers. Join us as we imagine a world where nothing stands between users and information. Then help us make it a reality. This year’s GAAD for Good is jam-packed full of tips and expert insights, including three informative webinars. You’ll be joined by our industry experts, customers, and partners, who’ll all be serving up the latest accessibility content and resources. We’ll kick things off with an introduction from Nicolas Hamilton, one of British motorsport’s most inspirational figures, who will open our event by sharing what digital accessibility means to him. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics we’ll cover throughout the day:

  • Technical accessibility tips for your website
  • Understanding the importance of accessibility in content marketing
  • How accessibility drives better UX, marketing performance, and business results

We’re excited to see you there! Help us make the internet a more inclusive place for everyone.

Learn more about GAAD for Good 2023: Built without barriers by Siteimprove

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