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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Webinar: Web Accessibility – A Foundation For Digital Innovation (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Copenhagen (Denmark)

Did you know that the latest trends in technology leverage accessibility principles? From voice search to artificial intelligence to user experience – accessibility is a driving factor behind many of the new technologies that we use today. Join Monsido and special guest, Stein Erik Skotkjerra from Inklusio, for a live webinar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2021 discussing the importance of web accessibility as part of digital innovation.

Learn more about Webinar: Web Accessibility – A Foundation For Digital Innovation by Monsido

WE ABLE -Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-2:30 PM Asia/Kuwait (Kuwait)

Our virtual event is to enhance our employees across all our operating companies’ knowledge and to dig deeper into digital accessibility. We will have speakers from the W3C, as well as a team from Microsoft to show us the basic accessibility features, we already have available to us on our Microsoft Offices and how to use them to be more accessible.

Fostering an Enterprise-wide Culture of Inclusion: How University of Cincinnati Sustains an Ongoing Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Struggling to expand your Accessibility program? Learn how University of Cincinnati (UC) grew from enforcing compliance to fostering a culture of inclusion where accessibility standards are shared and supported across the organization. Join the UC team and guest host Derek Featherstone for tips on growing organizational adoption, sustaining awareness, scaling and monitoring activity, and much more. All industries welcome!

Learn more about Fostering an Enterprise-wide Culture of Inclusion: How University of Cincinnati Sustains an Ongoing Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility by Level Access

Service Animals (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-11:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

VMware is excited to be doing a public event this year on Service Animals. Come get the most up-to-date info on service animals, and wallow in the cuteness that is puppies. Registration is required

Learn more about Service Animals by VMware

GAAD Celebration with Mickey Rowe and Michael Agyin (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America)

Join 3Play Media in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) with a discussion featuring actor Mickey Rowe and disability advocate Michael Agyin. They’ll discuss how their personal backgrounds inform their advocacy work and the utmost importance of accessibility – the talk is live at 11 AM EST, and you can register to receive a recorded copy of the event at a later time.

Learn more about GAAD Celebration with Mickey Rowe and Michael Agyin by 3Play Media

10 Years of GAAD: A Fireside Chat with the Co-Founders (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Join GAAD co-founders on the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day as they discuss the progress, emerging challenges, and future direction of the foundation.

Learn more about 10 Years of GAAD: A Fireside Chat with the Co-Founders by Diamond

Do Overlays Actually Help in Website Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Detroit (Lowell, Michigan, United States of America)

There is a new trend in website design, to not fix the site to make it WCAG compliant, but to just drop an overlay on the website.

Learn more about Do Overlays Actually Help in Website Accessibility by Evolve Solutions, LLC

Workplace Accessibility: Welcoming People who are Blind (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

FB Solutions is the largest employer of people who are blind. We value workplace accessibility. This year, we will be hosting a Facebook live chat with our Manager of Accessibility and Workforce Development, Mike Mote, who is blind himself. He will discuss creating accessible workplaces for people who are blind and answering your questions! Tune in to Facebook on May 20th at noon.

Learn more about Workplace Accessibility: Welcoming People who are Blind by IFB Solutions

ADA and WCAG Compliance: Seven Things You Need to Know to Remain Compliant (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join us on Thursday, May 20th, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), for a webinar featuring Overit’s digital marketing professionals. We’ll share important updates on ADA (Americans with Disabilities) and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) compliance, share the four principles of accessibility and discuss recent changes at the intersection of law and technology. Who should attend? Marketing Directors, Webmasters, and anyone who manages a business or non-profit website.

Learn more about ADA and WCAG Compliance: Seven Things You Need to Know to Remain Compliant by Overit

GAAD Webinar (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/New_York (Durham, NC, United States of America)

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), join the Ablr team and our panelists online for our GAAD Webinar on Thursday, May 20 at 12pm ET, in which we will discuss why accessibility matters and how it impacts your organization and eCommerce. During this webinar, you will hear from Alisa Herr, CEO of Unity Web Agency, Mark Pope, Partner at Pope Tech, Andrew Crook, Accessibility Engineer at CVS Health, and Carrie Farber, Accessibility Lead at Walmart eCommerce.

Learn more about GAAD Webinar by Ablr

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