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.

2023 Events (230) 9 of 23 pages

GAAD at UNTHSC (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Chicago (Fort Worth, TX, United States of America)

To commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the Division of Academic Innovation is hosting an event showcasing simulations of various disabilities to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for the more than 1 billion people with disabilities/impairments worldwide. Activities will include low vision simulation, demonstration of orientation and mobility practices, demonstration of assistive technology devices, and first hand experience with service and therapy animals. The UNTHSC Office of Disability Access will be there to provide information on services available to students with disabilities. Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, Canine Companions, and PAWS are participating organizations in this event. Go to the link below for an introduction to digital accessibility, explore accessibility guides for the most used platforms, and other accessibility resources.

Learn more about GAAD at UNTHSC by University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Accessibility Awareness and Advocacy Campaign (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-2:00 PM America/New_York (Williamsville, NY, United States of America)

Workshops like Inclusive Hiring; Disability Sensitivity; Internal drive to do Accessibility Training Internal email campaign on Accessibility Awareness – Announcing designated associate (Para-Olympian Adam Page) Your organization or personal social media account Accessibility Awareness post to support the day.

Learn more about Accessibility Awareness and Advocacy Campaign by Ingram Micro Inc

Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze? (Virtual)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Europe/Warsaw (Kraków, Polska, Poland)

Z okazji Światowego Dnia Wiedzy o Dostępności zapraszamy na szkolenie dla Koordynatorów Dostępności “Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze ?” , które odbędzie się 18 maja 2023 roku w godzinach od 9.00 do 10.30. Jesteś koordynator dostępności w swojej instytucji. Czujesz się nieco zagubiony, nie wiesz jak się do tego zabrać. Pomożemy Ci, polecając strony internetowe, media społecznościowe, szkolenia, wydawnictwa, aplikacje i programy, które mogą ci się przydać w Twojej pracy. Szkolenie jest bezpłatne. Nie wymagane są zgłoszenia ani rejestracja.

Learn more about Co koordynator dostępności ma w komputerze? by Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Małopolskiego

GAAD Slovenia 2023 (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Europe/Ljubljana (1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia)

First GAAD event in Slovenia. Live conference. The conference is designed to raise awareness (World Accessibility Awareness Day) and inform about key requirements, needs and problems, and of course also supported by examples of good practices, guidelines for successful solutions and a look ahead. Topics will focus on the state of digital accessibility in Slovenia, legislation, accessibility standards – WCAG, user experience, the public sector, examples of good practice, planned actions, future activities. Speakers come from different organisations. From government representatives, best accessibility professionals in Slovenia, users with disabilities and those who allready have experience of achieving final goals: accessible web sites and applications. The conference is organised by the Institute for Digital Accessibility, the Beletrina Institute and the Ministry for Digital Transformation of the Republic of Slovenia.

Learn more about GAAD Slovenia 2023 by Zavod

Rakuten Americas GAAD Mini-Convention (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

This GAAD, Rakuten’s RakAbility ERG is holding a mini-conference for Rakuten Americas employees on topics relating to digital accessibility, design, testing, and more! We hope these talks will help attendees understand the need for more accessible products, and how to build them. We are excited to have four professionals from the Accessibility industry joining us to share their expertise and wisdom on a variety of topics, including Miriam Nabinger, Dan Tevelde, Albert Kim and others.

Awareness campaign through 50 personal profiles on Instagram (Activity)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM America/Sao_Paulo (Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil)

Every year, the AccessBoost course (about digital accessibility) participates in some way with GAAD promotion actions. This year the action will be different and unprecedented. Through 50 profiles (of friends and acquaintances), at 9 am on May 18, 2023, posts will be published with a black screen (with nothing written) and only the following caption: “This post contains the alternative text “. There will only be the alternative text explaining the campaign. We know that many people will not know what it is about this will generate curiosity. After 1 hour of the post, all profiles will include a response informing what the campaign was about and the importance of having alternative text in posts on social networks. There will be the dissemination of both the GAAD and the AccessBoost courses.

Accessibility? Nothing hard. Training in digital accessibility and simple language for editors (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/Warsaw (Poland) is the official portal of the Polish government, which provides easy access to reliable information and public services online. It is a portal for everyone, without exception, which is why digital accessibility and simple language are so important to us. How do we do it? On a daily basis, we take care of the knowledge and skills of editors who run websites on We organize regular trainings where we show how to create an accessible portal. We have planned one of such internal trainings on the occasion of the World Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18, 2023. We invited editors from all over Poland.

Docplanner Internal Awareness Event (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Europe/Warsaw (Global)

An online event for all employees. It includes an accessibility challenge, a series of inspirational knowledge bites, and a workshop.

Learn more about Docplanner Internal Awareness Event by Docplanner

Accessibility Stories at Zendesk (Private/Internal)

18 May 2023 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Join the Product Accessibility team as they share stories from fellow employees related to Accessibility and disability inclusion. Also learn about opportunities for everyone to join the movement to make more accessible products, experiences and conversations! Details on COMET.

Learn more about Accessibility Stories at Zendesk by Zendesk

Quattro passi nella scuola inclusiva con iPad (In Person)

18 May 2023 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM Europe/Rome (Roma, Roma, Italy)

Agenda: 9:30 – 10:00 Welcome coffee  10:00 – 10:10 – Mario Piacenti (Education Manager R-Store) “Benvenuto da parte di R-Store, chi è R-Store e cosa fa in qualità di Apple Authorised Education Specialist” 10:10 – 10:20 – Emiliano Gatti (Campus Eur Leader) “Benvenuti al Campus Eur” 10:10 – 10:30 – Antonella Trentin (Vicepresidente Nazionale AID) “L’Associazione Italiana Dislessia: obiettivi e valori” 10:30 – 11:15 – Alberto Somaschini (Apple Professional Learning Specialist) Workshop “iPad e l’accessibilità in quattro passi: progettiamo un’attività didattica inclusiva con le tecnologie Apple” 11:15 – 11:30 – Q & A 11:30 – 12:15 – Alessandro Suizzo (Apple Professional Learning Specialist) Workshop “Quattro passi all’aperto con iPad: attività outdoor per costruire contenuti didattici multimediali e accessibili” 12:15 -13:00 – Light Lunch 13:15 – 15:15 – Attività outdoor ai Giardini delle cascate al Laghetto dell’Eur 15:30 – 16:30 – Condivisione e saluti INFO IMPORTANTI: Sono invitati insegnanti e dirigenti scolastici di ogni ordine e grado di scuola. Essendo in presenza è obbligatoria la prenotazione. È previsto il rilascio dell’attestato di partecipazione, valido per la formazione docenti, ai sensi della Direttiva Miur 170/2016. L’attestato viene inviato direttamente tramite mail, entro 10 giorni, a tutti coloro che hanno partecipato. Num. max partecipanti: 30. Prenotati subito, non perdere quest’occasione!

Learn more about Quattro passi nella scuola inclusiva con iPad by R-Store SpA