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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Disability Awareness for Accessible Technology (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-08:59 PM GMT (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

We are delighted to be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Ms. Khulood M. Al Haddad this Thursday, 21st of May 2020. Khulood Al Haddad is a Sr. Disability Consultant and trainer with extensive experience in training and content development in different fields, including education and disability. 

Learn more about Disability Awareness for Accessible Technology by SIGAccess Riyadh Chapter

Chat about Accessible Data Visualization (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-08:00 PM GMT (Washington)

Join us for a Fireside Chat about making data visualization accessible on Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Learn more about Chat about Accessible Data Visualization by Data Visualization Society

GAAD Festival & Mandy Harvey concert (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-10:15 PM GMT

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re hosting a captioning workshop, stress management workshop, and concert feat Mandy Harvey.

The GAAD Festival is open to anyone with and without disabilities who wants to learn to add captioning to their videos to make them more accessible, to learn about stress management, and/or wants to enjoy a live concert.

Learn more about GAAD Festival & Mandy Harvey concert by GAAD Digital Festival

COVID-19 Response: Keeping Employees and Students Connected from Home (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-08:30 PM GMT

The pandemic has revealed that society was generally unprepared, including providing accessible communications for a) employees of companies who are now working from home, and b) students who are now attending their classes remotely. We have produced step-by-step guidance for both small-scale and large-scale businesses and education providers on this topic.

Learn more about COVID-19 Response: Keeping Employees and Students Connected from Home by National Federation of the Blind

Equity in the Classroom: Ensuring Open Educational Resources Are Accessible (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-08:00 PM GMT

Join RedShelf as we recognize Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 21 by diving into the role that Open Educational Resources (OER) are playing in today’s course materials strategy and how to ensure the most accessible development and distribution of that content.

Learn more about Equity in the Classroom: Ensuring Open Educational Resources Are Accessible by RedShelf

The Second “A” In GAAD (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-08:00 PM GMT (Boston, MA, USA)

A conversation on raising awareness about the need for digital accessibility.

Learn more about The Second “A” In GAAD by 3Play Media

A11y Online GAAD (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:30 PM-12:00 AM GMT (United Kingdom)

Web accessibility affects everyone who uses the internet but, unfortunately, it’s still something that’s too often overlooked by companies and development teams. The good news is that there is a growing accessibility community full of people who are eager to share ideas and discuss ways we can learn and improve as an industry.

Learn more about A11y Online GAAD by A11y Online

Intro to Agile Accessibility (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 08:00 PM-09:00 PM GMT

Deque is excited to bring you this free webinar on Agile Accessibility. 

Learn more about Intro to Agile Accessibility by Deque Systems

Accessibility in the age of Covid-19 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 08:30 PM-10:00 PM GMT (MinneapolisMN)

The current global pandemic has changed the way most of us do business in rapid fashion. The necessity to move our operations online has created a steep learning curve for employees and customers alike. But for those of us who live with disabilities, this shift has presented both hurdles and opportunities for inclusion. This year’s event will address both the hurdles and opportunities and suggest ways your business might best address them.

Learn more about Accessibility in the age of Covid-19 by WeCo Accessibility Services

Developer Happy Hour (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 09:00 PM-10:00 PM GMT

Deque and Atlassian are partnering to bring developers this virtual happy hour event! 

Learn more about Developer Happy Hour by Deque Systems

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