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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RGD Webinar- Building a design-led culture of ability (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Discover how Scotiabank transformed the business need for a new mobile app into an opportunity to build a design-led culture of accessibility and inclusion in digital banking. The session will focus on Scotiabank’s journey to foster a culture of accessibility across digital product design.

Learn more about RGD Webinar- Building a design-led culture of ability by Scotiabank

Webinar: 5 Tips For Better Digital Content Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

From websites to videos to social media, digital content is all around us. But how do you make ensure the content that you’re producing is accessible and inclusive for all? Join us for a live webinar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2021 for an informative session on how to prioritize accessibility as part of your digital content strategy. We’ll cover: – A look at 5 key digital content areas to consider – A practical approach to content accessibility – And more…

Learn more about Webinar: 5 Tips For Better Digital Content Accessibility by Monsido

Accessibility Metadata – A Digital Textbook Superhero! (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Chicago (Chicago, IL, United States of America)

The pandemic has changed education. What hasn’t changed is need to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to learn. As schools move towards digital course materials at an accelerated pace, decision-makers must ensure that those materials are accessible for every student, even to those who never disclose an existing disability. Enter Accessibility Metadata — the unsung superhero of today’s digital content. Join us to learn how this hidden hero can save your course materials strategy.

Learn more about Accessibility Metadata – A Digital Textbook Superhero! by RedShelf

Webinar: Build accessible websites out-of-the-box with Drupal (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

Drupal’s accessibility features are second to none in the CMS space. Join the webinar to learn how to leverage them. Drupal is one of the largest open source content management systems (CMS), powering millions of websites for governments, NGOs, higher education institutions, and businesses worldwide. Made possible by a global community of contributors, the Drupal project places a strong focus on accessibility and plays a big role in building a web for all.

Learn more about Webinar: Build accessible websites out-of-the-box with Drupal by Evolving Web

SAMA Festival (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-6:00 PM Asia/Jakarta (Indonesia)

SAMA Fest is a festival with an inclusiveness and equality spirit. An effort to overcome lack of inclusiveness and equality in Indonesia. Focuses on providing inclusive space, specifically on equal opportunities and benefit for people with disabilities in the work field. Held in a virtual festival format with 3 main areas, SAMA Fest allows users to be involved in various stages, chat, discussion/inspiration rooms, and also get relevant information about inclusiveness in the work field.

Learn more about SAMA Festival by Think.Web

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Australia/Melbourne (Australia)

As we recognise Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021, Infosys in collaboration with the Centre for Accessibility Australia and partners is hosting a virtual conversation with leaders from across industry, not for profits, media and a citizen’s perspective to accessibility in Australia & New Zealand.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Infosys Limited

DIY IT Accessibility: The Six Essential Steps (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM America/New_York (College Park, MD, United States of America)

May 20, 2021, is the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Join us on this day as we learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments. In this webinar, we will give an overview of the six areas that have the greatest impact on making your online content more accessible. Unintentional barriers to learning can happen when headings, links, color, images, tables, and multimedia are incorrectly used or formatted. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to make all of your online content more accessible, including ELMS-Canvas course spaces, emails, presentations, and handbooks. Participants will leave the workshop with new skills for increased accessibility as well as additional resources for implementing the Six Essential Steps in all aspects of creating and editing online content.

Learn more about DIY IT Accessibility: The Six Essential Steps by Division of Information Technology

Make your Communications Accessible to All (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/London (Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

A workshop to reflect and get tools on how to make our communications accessible to all, reflecting on: – Our images and videos in posts, blogs, website. – Our text, buttons in our website, and colour contrast. – Use of emojis and gifs. Register in the event URL and you will receive the zoom link for the event.

Learn more about Make your Communications Accessible to All by EGALVIA

Focus on Captions (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/New_York (MA, United States of America)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with the Disability and Access Services team. This year, we’ll focus our discussion on video captioning. Join us to learn about MIT requirements, resources, and information for captioning. You’ll also hear from staff about their internal processes for captioning existing video and live captioning for events.

Learn more about Focus on Captions by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

GAAD Special: Emerging Tech and Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Europe/Stockholm (Sweden)

Funka invites you to a special webinar on emerging tech and accessibility. Together with our panel of developers and experts, we’ll shine a spotlight on how technological innovation can empower and include persons with disabilities – and the accessibility hurdles that remain to be cleared. The webinar will be moderated by Emil Gejrot (CPACC), researcher at Funka. Emil has carried out a number of research studies on disability rights, accessibility and technology.

Learn more about GAAD Special: Emerging Tech and Accessibility by Funka

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