GAAD Events

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

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

Free webinar sponsored by AMAC Accessibility Solutions and the Web Accessibility Group (WAG) for 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 wag@amac.gatech.edu

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.

See the schedule and sign-up to participate in the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network online mini-conference.

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.

See the schedule and register for Blackboard's follow-the-sun series.

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.

More info about the PEAT W4A Webinar

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.

Join the stream at noon ET May 18

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.

Learn more about Test Partners Ltd's focus on older adults.

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.

Read feedback from Inclusight testers with disabilities May 18.

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.

Check out the BBC stream live from 10am to 17pm BST

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.

Register for the Sitemorse webinar and learn more about their 1-million-page giveaway.