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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Aligning for inclusion: supporting your team’s accessibility effort (Virtual)
20 Apr 2021 – 22 Apr 2021 | 7:00 AM-8:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
With the adoption of technology, the need to improve the accessibility of government and public sector services has become even more prominent. Government agencies have become focused on inclusion for some time, however, like other transformation programs COVID-19 has further accelerated this initiative. Join our webinar “Aligning for inclusion: supporting your team’s accessibility effort” to hear about how you can improve accessibility on your website.
PDF Accessibility Webinar: The War on PDFs (Virtual)
29 Apr 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Recently, the UK government updated its content design guidance for open formats. The update has underlined a commitment to open standards and clearly mandated GOV.UK publishers to provide accessible alternatives to PDFs.
Join us on April 29th (4PM BST) to hear Danny Bluestone (CEO and Founder of Cyber-Duck) explain why you should prioritise accessibility for your online content, and how to transform your existing PDF content to make it more accessible to a wider audience.
Panel Discussion – Busting Myths about People with Disabilities (Virtual)
04 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (PALO ALTO, CA, United States of America)
I am really excited to share with you a collaboration between The Accidental Ally and the University of Washington – Michael G. Foster School of Business and the Foster Technology Club. As part of the Husky Accessibility Hackathon, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion on ‘Busting Myths about People with Disabilities’ with my esteemed colleagues from the accessibility world on MAY 4th at 12pm PST – Sheri Byrne-Haber, Meryl Evans (deaf), Imran ahmed, Mark McGuire (He/Deaf/ASL), Lucy Greco, Rojene Russell
Learn more about Panel Discussion – Busting Myths about People with Disabilities by The Accidental Ally and University of Washington’s The Foster School of Business
Digital Accessibility in LATAM (Virtual)
06 May 2021 | 5:00 PM-5:45 PM Europe/Copenhagen (Denmark)
Our purpose is to give visibility to the digital inclusion of the more than one billion people with disabilities. In this Digital Workshop, Consuelo Correa Barros, graphic designer and teacher of Inclusive Design at “Universidad del Desarrollo” and activist for accessibility in Latin America, will talk to us from Chile about digital accessibility trends in LATAM. In addition, Carmen García, from Siteimprove, will tell us why being a digitally inclusive organization is the big challenge of 2021.
Learn more about Digital Accessibility in LATAM by Siteimprove
Inclusive ADA Principles for Mobile App Accessibility (Virtual)
12 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (New York, NY, United States of America)
Learn how to optimize UX design for mobile and native apps. Senior UI/UX Designer, Luca Boskin will walk you through how 18 Mobile and Native App Inclusive UX examples, separated under the 4 core accessibility principles and provide technical explanations for each and how they connect back to WCAG 2.1.
Pre-GAAD: Learn Accessibility in Microsoft (Virtual)
12 May 2021 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM America/Toronto (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Join Access 2 Accessibility’s 4th Annual GAAD Event. Once again, Microsoft will be providing an overview of accessibility in their programs and products to help people use accessibility in technology for their business and personal use. Virtual live event. Attendees will have opportunity to provide questions/comments during event. Link will be provided upon RSVP request to: Info@Access2Accessiblity.com (link not made public to avoid hackers)
Learn more about Pre-GAAD: Learn Accessibility in Microsoft by Access 2 Accessibility
John Slatin AccessU (Virtual)
13 May 2021 – 20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-7:00 PM America/Chicago (Austin, TX, United States of America)
Accessible Design and Digital Inclusion Skills are more important than ever! AccessU 2021 is THE place to learn and connect: May 13, 18-20 Whatever your role in digital accessibility, wherever you are on your journey, there is simply no better place to learn and connect to the global community than the annual John Slatin AccessU conference.
Learn more about John Slatin AccessU by Knowbility Inc.
Building an action plan to advance accessibility at your organization (Virtual)
13 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)
Join featured speaker Gina Bhawalkar, Principal CX Analyst at Forrester, to learn how to assess your organization’s accessibility maturity while providing actionable steps you can take to improve it. This highly interactive workshop will be limited live attendance. All registrants will receive the recorded session and workshop materials.
Accessibility Insights with GAAD co-founders Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon (Virtual)
13 May 2021 – 04 May 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
AbilityNet marks GAAD 2021 by chatting on this webinar with the two co-founders of the annual event, Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon, who discuss accessibility training, hybrid events and the GAAD pledge. (Recording accessible indefinitely and transcript and podcast available to download.)
Tutti in classe: autonomia, libertà e inclusione (Virtual)
14 May 2021 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Rome (Italy)
Apple e l’accessibilità: un sistema semplice e integrato per supportare percorsi didattici inclusivi e stimolare gli studenti nel raggiungere in autonomia il successo. Così nessuno è fuori dalla classe. Oltre all’introduzione sull’inclusione e l’accessibilità con Apple saranno presentate alcune esperienze d’inclusione incluse.
Learn more about Tutti in classe: autonomia, libertà e inclusione by Education Manager Med Store