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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List of Events & Activities

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

Private/Internal Events (8) 1 of 1 pages

Acce (Private/Internal)

16 May 2021 – 31 May 2021 (Singapore)

We are running a global campaign to improve Accessibility awareness amongst our volunteer community, Outreach, where they learn about Accessibility and also earn the Accessibility Fundamentals badge on the Microsoft Learning platform. The campaign will also feature expert talks to provide information on Microsoft Accessibility Design Vision Etiquette and Demo of Built-in Accessibility Tools in Microsoft Tools.

GAAD 2021 at Workday (Private/Internal)

17 May 2021 – 20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Workday is dedicating a whole week to thinking about, learning about, and experiencing accessibility and inclusion with a digital speaker series centered around upcoming technologies, design and development, and how people living with disabilities navigate the world beyond technology.

Accessibility workshops for designers, developer, content creators and project managers (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 – 28 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/Oslo (Norway)

We will have 4 almost full days of workshops; 2 Thursdays and 2 Fridays. In the first week we will begin with the basics, so that everybody will be on the same page with regards to accessibility and so that they will be able to build upon these basics. In the second week we will have an external, veteran accessibility lead presenting more advanced concepts of accessibility. We will also include people with disabilities and work together with them on some common problems and fixes.

Learn more about Accessibility workshops for designers, developer, content creators and project managers by ItumX AS

Audio Description and Captioning (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 9:30 AM-11:00 AM America/Chicago (United States of America)

GAAD celebration training for employees of Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and Information Services employees: Audio Description and Captioning: What are they and how to meet the state standards.

UC/UCSF GAAD Virtual Events All Day (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-4:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Multiple free events are scheduled throughout the day. We’ll start with a fast-paced webinar in the morning hosted by the University of California. Then the UCSF location is hosting multiple individual events in the afternoon on Universal Design Principles, the Interactive Process for staff and student disability accommodations, and a DEI Digital Accessibility Allies Panel to round off the day.

Learn more about UC/UCSF GAAD Virtual Events All Day by University of California San Francisco

Shifting Left (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM America/Indiana/Petersburg (United States of America)

“Shifting left,” Integrating accessibility in workflows and processes. Embedding accessibility in everything we do.

GAAD at Rio Salado College (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM America/Phoenix (Tempe, AZ, United States of America)

Rio Salado College is hosting GAAD! Through intentional dialogue, we will discuss how we can be more inclusive, by thinking of those who access spaces differently than we do.

Learn more about GAAD at Rio Salado College by Rio Salado College

Slovenian Accessibility Awareness Day – State of Accessibility in Slovenia (Private/Internal)

22 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-10:00 PM Europe/Ljubljana (Slovenia)

I wanted to contribute to Global Accessibility Awareness Day, therefore I decided to do a quick analysis and evaluate the state of accessibility for top Slovenian domains, from both public and private sector. This will be a private event but I plan to share my findings, at least as an overview. This is the first event that is targeted to Slovenia, so I am calling it Slovenian Accessibility Awareness Day. My ambition is that with time it will acquire larger public interest.

Learn more about Slovenian Accessibility Awareness Day – State of Accessibility in Slovenia by Private contribution