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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Chronological List of Events & Activities

The following are events and activities the community has created for this year to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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Verbit Engages Higher-Ed Thought Leaders for GAAD (Activity)

01 May 2020 – 31 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

Verbit is posting videos each week which highlight a different higher-ed professional who inspires us and is making waves in the realms of accessibility and inclusion as they pertain to students.

Learn more about Verbit Engages Higher-Ed Thought Leaders for GAAD by Verbit

Internal: GAAM, Global Accessibility Awareness Month (Activity)

01 May 2020 – 31 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

Amazon is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Month for the entire month of May. This is an internal event.

Blog Post: Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020 – virtual this time! (Activity)

07 May 2020 | 12:00 PM-01:00 PM GMT

Srinivasu, longtime GAAD supporter blogs about the move from in-person events to virtual events this year.

Learn more about Blog Post: Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020 – virtual this time! by Serve Inclusion

Podcast: Parallel #29: Under the Feet of a Drunken Giant (Activity)

12 May 2020 | 12:00 PM-01:00 PM GMT

Video just keeps growing as a way to tell stories about technology. Both of my guests have made video a mainstay of their creative output. I wanted these two experts to school my audio-centric self. We also talk a whole lot about accessibility advocacy through the video medium.

Learn more about Podcast: Parallel #29: Under the Feet of a Drunken Giant by Parallel Podcast

Blog post: Improving your App’s Accessibility with iOS 13 (Activity)

13 May 2020 | 12:00 PM-01:00 PM GMT

Dani Devesa writes a blog post to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.  The goal of the post is to highlight all we can do to improve our app’s accessibility with iOS 13.

Learn more about Blog post: Improving your App’s Accessibility with iOS 13 by Dani Devesa’s Medium

Podcast: COVID-19 & GAAD with Diane Lightfoot & Neil Milliken (Activity)

13 May 2020 | 01:00 PM-02:30 PM GMT

Our CEO Diane Lightfoot spoke with Global Head of Accessibility for Atos, Neil Milliken. about working from home during the lockdown and the upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which is on May 21. 

Learn more about Podcast: COVID-19 & GAAD with Diane Lightfoot & Neil Milliken by Business Disability Forum

Challenge: #OhMyGAAD 7 day challenge (Activity)

14 May 2020 | 12:00 AM

Join the #OhMyGAAD 7 day challenge to receive daily challenges with accessibility information, resources, and tips delivered right to your inbox.

Learn more about Challenge: #OhMyGAAD 7 day challenge by Siteimprove

University: 10 Tools for Digital Accessibility Video (Activity)

14 May 2020 | 12:00 PM-01:00 PM GMT

Boise State University produces video called 10 Tools for Digital Accessibility in order to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, along with other webinars and activities.

Learn more about University: 10 Tools for Digital Accessibility Video by Boise State University

Blog Post: How Students can Celebrate GAAD (Activity)

16 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-01:00 PM GMT

Every year, people from all around the world gather to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and this year is no exception. I’ve noticed that many of the events are targeted at professionals who want to learn more about accessibility and people who are already involved in accessibility and inclusion work, and while these events are totally awesome, I’ve received questions about how children and students of all ages can learn about accessibility and inclusion in a positive and practical way. Here are my tips and free/low-cost activity ideas for how students can celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, written for students of all ages and skill levels.

Learn more about Blog Post: How Students can Celebrate GAAD by Veronica with Four Eyes

Article Series: PWC’s Chris Holloway shares LinkedIn Articles on Accessibility (Activity)

17 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 12:00 PM-05:00 PM GMT

In the first of a week of articles to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Chris shares 5 tips on Facebook Accessibility. He will add more social media accessibility articles all week.

Learn more about Article Series: PWC’s Chris Holloway shares LinkedIn Articles on Accessibility by Chris Holloway

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