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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Pragmatic Accessibility webinars (Virtual)

05 May 2020 – 28 May 2020 | 09:00 AM-04:00 PM GMT (UK)

For GAAD 2020, we’ll be sharing our technology with more and more people. We will be holding a selection of online webinars which are designed to introduce the accessibility priorities within Sitemorse and how to deal with them.

Learn more about Pragmatic Accessibility webinars by Sitemorse

Digital LA, Accessibility Tech, Inclusive Design (Virtual)

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

Accessibility Tech panel celebrates innovation in tech for vision, hearing, mobility, and more.

Learn more about Digital LA, Accessibility Tech, Inclusive Design by Digital LA

GAAD by Local Guides (Virtual)

15 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 04:00 PM-07:00 PM GMT

Local Guides accessibility champions will host various virtual meetups to create awareness around a11y and inclusive technology. 

Learn more about GAAD by Local Guides by One Accessibility Initiative

Game & Give AbleGamers Charity Stream-A-Thon (Virtual)

16 May 2020 – 24 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

We’ll be hosting two stream-a-thon event on Mixer the week of May 16-24. We’ll be hosting a 24 to 72-hour stream marathon May 21-24 to raise funds for AbleGamers charity.

Learn more about Game & Give AbleGamers Charity Stream-A-Thon by Able Gamers

University: SUNY Accessibility Week (Virtual)

18 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-01:45 AM GMT

In honor of GAAD, SUNY is launching SUNY Accessibility Week, designed to provide informative, practical accessibility knowledge to enhance inclusiveness of digital content for users with disabilities. Faculty, instructional designers, distance education leaders and more are welcome to attend one or more sessions offered throughout the week!

Learn more about University: SUNY Accessibility Week

University: Digital Accessibility Webinars (Activity, Virtual)

18 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-05:00 PM GMT (Reading, UK)

In anticipation of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21 May 2020, we will be holding a series of webinars focusing on digital accessibility throughout the week.

Learn more about University: Digital Accessibility Webinars by University of Reading

Global Accessibility Awareness Week at Microsoft UK (Virtual)

18 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM GMT (Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom)

Join us on each day during week beginning the 18th May to celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness. 

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Week at Microsoft UK by Microsoft UK

T12t GAAD Meetup (Virtual)

19 May 2020 | 04:30 PM-06:45 PM GMT (Stockholm, Sweden)

In celebration of the upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we will run a YouTube broadcast and an opportunity to chat with our speakers! 

Learn more about T12t GAAD Meetup by T12t

Facebook Presents: A Chat with Don Norman Designing for Disability and the Elderly (Virtual)

19 May 2020 | 06:00 PM-06:45 PM GMT

Influential design leader Don Norman joins Facebook’s Mike Shebanek, Head of Accessibility, and Charlie Sutton, VP of Product Design, for “A Chat with Don Norman: Designing for disability and the elderly. What I wish I could have told myself as a young designer.”

Learn more about Facebook Presents: A Chat with Don Norman Designing for Disability and the Elderly by Facebook

Internal: Intuit GAAD Week (Virtual)

20 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 04:00 AM-08:00 AM GMT (Mountain ViewCA)

Intuit’s Accessibility Champions have created a long list of activities to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Week).

Learn more about Internal: Intuit GAAD Week by Intuit

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