Events & Activities

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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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Removing Accessibility Barriers in Computer Science Education (Virtual)

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

Join CSforALL as we celebrate and focus on digital access and inclusion with a 60-minute presentation from one organization’s work around removing accessibility barriers in computer science education. CSforALL’s member, Bootstrap, will share their internal four-step approach to make their curricular modules accessible for ALL students.

Learn more about Removing Accessibility Barriers in Computer Science Education by CSforALL

Regine Gilbert – NYU Professor researching Accessible Design, Universal Design, and Immersive Experiences (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Davis, CA, United States of America)

DISCUSSION OF ACCESSIBILITY IN UNIVERSAL DESIGN AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

Learn more about Regine Gilbert – NYU Professor researching Accessible Design, Universal Design, and Immersive Experiences by University of California, Davis

ACB Global Accessibility Awareness Day Event (Virtual)

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

Join ACB on Thursday, May 20th at 1pm EST for a special 10th-anniversary celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) as ACB’s Executive Director Eric Bridges leads a conversation with digital accessibility leaders Jennison Asuncion from LinkedIn and Mike Shebanek from Facebook. Together, Eric, Jennison and Mike will look back at the growth taken place over the past decade in digital accessibility and forecast what new challenges and opportunities rest just beyond the horizon.

Learn more about ACB Global Accessibility Awareness Day Event by American Council of the Blind

RGD Accessibility in Design Webinar: Designers’ Accessibility Toolkit (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, 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. The presentation will dig into the strategic building blocks of a digital accessibility program and the role of designers in translating accessibility theory (and WCAG) into practice.

Learn more about RGD Accessibility in Design Webinar: Designers’ Accessibility Toolkit by Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)

GAAD: Navigating ADA Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

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

In light of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we are hosting an information session surrounding a topic at the core of what we do and something dear to our hearts; digital accessibility. Bringing clarity to an increasingly popular topic and talking about what it means, how to manage it and have a chance to answer any questions on the topic.

Learn more about GAAD: Navigating ADA Digital Accessibility by eSSENTIAL Accessibility

The Impact of Digital Accessibility on People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (Virtual)

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

How do individuals who are blind or visually impaired utilize assistive technology to choose and use their preferred services or e-commerce merchants? Accessibility barriers can negatively impact or prevent persons with disabilities from accessing digital content. Join us for a conversation with three panelists who are blind or visually impaired to discuss how they actually encounter these blockers to education, employment, and daily living tasks when navigating the digital world.

Learn more about The Impact of Digital Accessibility on People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired by Carroll Center for the Blind

Accessibility & Accommodations: How Employers & HR Professionals Can Prepare for EmergingTech in the Workplace (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-1:45 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

This session, produced in collaboration with JAN and PEAT, will introduce the potential impact of emerging tech on accommodations. Participants will learn how employers and HR professionals can help plan for an accessible workplace of the future, including the procurement of accessible technologies and potential accommodation needs of people with disabilities. Anne Hirsh, JAN Bill Curtis-Davidson, PEAT Martez Mott, Ph.D., Microsoft Tina Park, the Partnership on AI

Learn more about Accessibility & Accommodations: How Employers & HR Professionals Can Prepare for EmergingTech in the Workplace by Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology & Job Accommodation Network

Ensuring digital accessibility for all: how do we get it right? (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Institutions need to be doing more to include all students and make sure they are truly accessible. To discuss the realities for disabled students and professionals in higher education, we explore digital access regulations, guidelines and best practice. Join Piers Wilkinson (Diversity and Ability), Bethany Winkler (Edinburgh College) and Rohan Slaughter (University of Dundee) for a virtual premiere to learn what you can do to ensure you’re getting digital accessibility right.

Learn more about Ensuring digital accessibility for all: how do we get it right? by Diversity and Ability

Blind and Grounded: a Totally Blind TLOU2 Grounded Run (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join streamer, content creator, and most of all, accessibility consultant Superblindman as he begins his Grounded run of The Last of Us Part 2. Superblindman worked on TLOU2 for 3 years, and is responsible for ensuring the game is playable for the totally blind all over the world. Superblindman, also totally blind, will be showcasing the game’s incredible suite of blind accessibility features as he plays, including specific discussion and Q&A. Come on in, stay a while, and have fun!

Learn more about Blind and Grounded: a Totally Blind TLOU2 Grounded Run by Superblindman

UMBRAAD (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Umbraco A11Y team presents the first ever Umbraco accessibility awareness day – as part of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) The half-day event is open to all involved in designing, building and creating websites and attendees do not have to have worked exclusively with Umbraco. It’s also open to anyone with an interest in accessibility and the web, from users to marketers to those who commission websites.

Learn more about UMBRAAD by Umbraco Community Accessibility Team

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