Thinking of holding an in-person or virtual event to mark the 6th GAAD and inviting the public to take part? Take a look at our 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 event pages for ideas. E-mail globala11yawarenessday at gmail.com if you have questions or need ideas.
In-Person Events on May 18
- Ahmedabad, India (May 19)
- Ancona, Italy
- Austin, USA
- Bangalore, India GAAD Event #1
- Bangalore, India GAAD Event #2
- Bellinzona, Switzerland (May 17)
- Berlin, Germany GAAD Event #1 (May 17)
- Berlin, Germany GAAD Event #2
- Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Bezons, France
- Brisbane, Australia
- Brno, Czech Republic (May 13-14)
- Canberra, Australia
- Cape Town, South Africa (May 20)
- Cary NC, USA
- Cedar Rapids, USA
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Chicago, USA
- Den Haag, The Netherlands
- Detroit, USA GAAD Event #1
- Detroit, USA GAAD Event #2
- Edinburgh, UK
- Gran Canaria, Spain (May 17)
- Hyderabad, India
- Kitchener Waterloo, Canada
- Kobe, Japan
- London, UK GAAD Event #1
- London, UK GAAD Event #2
- Madrid, Spain
- Melbourne, Australia GAAD Event #1
- Melbourne, Australia GAAD Event #2
- Minneapolis, USA
- Montreal, Canada
- Munich, Germany
- New Haven CT, USA
- Olympia, USA
- Ottawa, Canada
- Perth, Australia
- Philadelphia, USA
- Poznan, Poland
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Quebec City, Canada
- San Francisco, USA GAAD Event #1
- San Francisco, USA GAAD Event #2 (May 16)
- San Francisco, USA GAAD Event #3
- Seattle, USA
- Stockholm, Sweden GAAD Event #1
- Stockholm, Sweden GAAD Event #2
- Sydney, Australia
- Thunder Bay, Canada
- Toronto, Canada
- Troy MI, USA
- Washington D.C., USA
- Apple stores globally will host accessibility workshops on May 18. Check your local store page to see if your store is participating and to book a seat in one of these workshops.
Virtual Events on May 18
A GAAD Banner for your Site
You can now show your support for Global Accessibility Awareness Day by adding this banner to your site. With thanks to Nick Freear for creating this for us.
AccessU Summit 2017
Knowbility and E4H are marking GAAD by holding AccessU 2017, a virtual conference on digital accessibility techniques and policies on May 18.See the speaker line-up and register for the AccessU Summit
Free AMAC and WAG Webinar 10 Challenges and Solutions for web accessibility implementation in higher education
In this webinar, we will discuss 10 Challenges and Solutions for web accessibility implementation in higher education. Topics include: Accessible Textbooks, Administrative Buy-in, Captioning Requirements and Funding Options, Disability Service Providers, Procurement of Accessible Goods and Services, and more.
The webinar is May 18 11:00am - 12:00pm (EDT). To participate, request the login link, please email email@example.com
ISTE Inclusive Learning Network online mini-conference on digital inclusion
Join the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network the afternoon of May 18 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern time) for its first online mini-conference on digital inclusion.
Blackboard Follow-The-Sun Webinars on Digital Access in Education
To mark the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Blackboard is offering a free follow-the-sun series of webinars covering trending topics on digital accessibility in education. Join us to discuss accessibility in education, learn from your peers, and share your ideas. The webinar series will happen across different time zones and will bring together Blackboard experts and leading academics.
PEAT Talks Webinar with W4A on the Future of Accessible Work
Join W4A (Web For All) Conference Chair Vivienne Conway to hear the highlights and top trends emerging from the global conference Web For All 2017: The Future of Accessible Work. The webinar will take place May 18 at 4pm ET.
Join AbleGamers and BlindNewWorld on Twitch To Learn About Gaming by Gamers Who Are Blind
Blind gamers unite on twitch to show you a way of gaming you've never seen before. Live Stream - BlindNewWorld on Twitch May 18th at 12PM ET Featuring BlindGamerDK and BlindGamerMisadventures.
Test Partners Ltd Brings Focus to Older Adults
To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 18 May 2017, Test Partners Ltd is raising awareness of the challenges that the over-55s experience in understanding and using websites.
Inclusight is giving a voice to people with disabilities
On May 18, Inclusight is asking their testers with different disabilities to share their experiences accessing the internet.
Access All Areas: BBC Global Accessibility Awareness Day Event
Join us in a full day of expert speakers, personal accounts and technology demos - all streamed LIVE from 1000 to 1700 (GMT). One in six people have a recognised impairment. One in three have a temporary impairment. And anyone can be momentarily impaired by a situation or environment. Taking time to consider accessibility early prevents an expensive retrofit down the line. The BBC is joining in with Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017.
Sitemorse GAAD Event
Across the world various events are taking place, and at Sitemorse® we want to do our bit to help increase the awareness of the topic too, which will ultimately lead to improving the digital experience for all. In recognition of GAAD, this Thursday at 14:00 (BST), we will be holding a webinar on 10 Accessibility checks and the benefits of complying with them. Joining details for this webinar will be provided in the PDF Ticket emailed to you after registration.
On GAAD, they will also announce their 1-million-page giveaway on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply retweet or share and Sitemorse will provide a detailed automated analysis of the accessibility of your site.