Other Global Accessibility Awareness Day Activities on May 9 2012

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Listed here are any other activities that individuals and organizations are undertaking to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Teruko Ikeda ICT Trainees Mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On May 9, Julius Charles Serrano will lead a virtual discussion with blind and visually impaired graduates of the Teruko Ikeda ICT Training Programme, encouraging participants to think of ways to promote web accessibility in their respective organizations, schools, and companies. Members come from countries such as: Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Fiji, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. There will also be broad discussion on web accessibility.

T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH at NEXT Berlin

On May 9, the Dresden-based Accessibility and usability Team from the T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH will present their solutions and test services and will show how a blind person uses a computer and the web in Berlin at the leading European conference for the digital industry, NEXT http://nextberlin.eu.

Lunch Unplugged

Elle Waters, who leads accessibility efforts at Humana, will encourage employees in their Louisville KY office to unplug their mouse during their lunch hour on May 9. Employees will also be encouraged to Tweet their participation in Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

The Neil Squire Society Marks GAAD

On May 9, the Neil Squire Society will hold their first “Virtual E-A” program graduation to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The Employ Ability (E-A) Program is a program for people with disabilities that focuses on Career Development and Wellness for Work. Last year, the Neil Squire Society began to offer a “virtual” version of the program where people with disabilities across Canada participate through online learning. This allows us to reach any Canadian with a disability regardless of location. With participants in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia, our first graduates from the Virtual Employ-Ability program will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day from coast-to-coast on May 9.

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