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.

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Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative 2021: Future Workforce (Private/Internal)

15 May 2021 – 17 May 2021 | 11:35 AM-12:20 PM America/New_York (Newton, MA, United States of America)

The 2021 YSEALI Workshop on Future Workforce is for students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals ages 20-35 from across ASEAN and Timor-Leste. A program of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, implemented by The Asia Foundation and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, it will be held virtually May 16 to May 23, 202. Frances West Lightning Talk: Digital Accessibility and Inclusion

Learn more about Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative 2021: Future Workforce by Strategy Advisory

Cognizant GAAD Accessibility Awareness and Training Campaign (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.

2021 Young South East Asia Leadership Initiative Workshop on Future Workforce (Private/Internal)

16 May 2021 | 11:35 AM-12:20 PM Asia/Singapore (Singapore, Singapore)

The 2021 YSEALI Workshop on Future Workforce is for students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals ages 20-35 from across ASEAN and Timor-Leste. A program of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, implemented by The Asia Foundation and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Frances West will give a talk on Digital Accessibility and Inclusion.

Learn more about 2021 Young South East Asia Leadership Initiative Workshop on Future Workforce by Strategy Advisory

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.

Digi-ID Accessible Digital Skills Education Citizen Advisory Panel (Private/Internal)

18 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Europe/Dublin (Ireland)

We are a EU consortium co-creating accessible digital skills education for people with intellectual disabilities. We are hosting our project’s first Citizen Advisory Panel kick off activity. Our panel is a group of seven individuals with an intellectual disability, who are part of our team. The purpose of our activity is to seek insights and feedback on topics of digital inclusion and using technology for health, well being and social inclusion.

Learn more about Digi-ID Accessible Digital Skills Education Citizen Advisory Panel by Trinity College Dublin Ireland

A11Y Quiz at Pearson Lanka (Private/Internal)

18 May 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Asia/Colombo (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2021, Accessibility Shared Service Team at Pearson Lanka has planned several activities starting from 17th May to 21st of May 2021. The main highlight of the week is ‘A11Y Quiz’, a Virtual accessibility fun quizzical via Kahoot platform targeted for Pearson Lanka employees. Throughout the whole week, Accessibility informative tips will be shared via emails and blog posts.

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

ASL Workshop (Internal) (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-8:00 AM America/New_York (Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America)

The Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore will host a virtual ASL workshop for 3Play Media employees at 4pm EST. Participants should note this event requires cameras ON due to the visual nature of ASL – participation is not mandatory, but is encouraged!

Learn more about ASL Workshop (Internal) by 3Play Media

Digital Content Challenge (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 – 01 Aug 2021 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Los Angeles, CA, United States of America)

A Summer-long event beginning on Global Accessibility Awareness Day to challenge university departments to review digital content on their website.

Learn more about Digital Content Challenge by California State University, Los Angeles

Merck and MSD Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-9:00 AM America/New_York (Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States of America)

Merck and MSD are celebrating the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! In a global internal webcast on Thursday May 20 (8:00 – 9:00 AM ET) we’ll hear from Dave Williams (Chief Information Officer), Michelle Kehily (VP of Human Health), and Celeste Warren (VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion) on the importance of digital accessibility, as well as celebrate what our company workforce is already doing for diversity, disability and inclusion. Steve Framil and Nora Vele will moderate.

Learn more about Merck and MSD Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Merck & Co., Inc.

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