Global Accessibility Awareness Day at University of California, Berkeley

Date: Thursday, May 15th 2013
Time: Noon to 2 P.M.
Where: The Cheney Hall Lounge
RSVP by e-mailing lgreco at with the number of attendees

About The Event at UC Berkeley

Ever wonder how a blind person uses a smart phone or how blind people use the Apps you create for the iPhone, iPad, or an Android device? Come join us on Thursday, May 15th for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

The goal of this workshop will be to show you how to quickly and easily turn on and off the software on your phone that allows a blind person to use the phone.  We'll show you apps that work well with this software and some that don't.  We'll spend plenty of time answering questions and talking about other issues surrounding digital accessibility as well.

The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility for users with different disabilities. The target audience of our presentation is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.

Directions to the Cheney Hall Lounge

2650 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA. 94720

Cheney Hall is the northwestern most of the 6 buildings, which comprise the Unit 1 Residence Hall Complex near Durant AVE and College AVE. Look for signs at all entrances pointing you to the lounge. Feel free to call the Disabled Students Residence Program at 510-642-8898 for assistance getting to the room.


Exit Berkeley BART heading south on Shattuck Ave. 1 block. Go East on Durant Ave. (uphill) 6 blocks. Or, take the 51 buses up from the station.

From Bus

The following buses stop on the corner of Durant Ave. and College Ave.: 51, 7, 52L, 851, 604 & 605. Go to for schedules


2 hour parking is available. On the south side of the Unit 1 Residence Hall complex is the Underhill parking garage across Channing way. It is beneath an athletic field. This lot has longer term paid parking, but the machine only accepts dollar bills and does not give change.


Semi-secure bicycle cages are located in the courtyard.