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.

Contact us if you have questions or feedback.

List of Events & Activities

The following are events and activities the community has created for this year to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Virtual Events (176) 12 of 18 pages

GAAD 2021 – UXPA São Paulo (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-9:30 PM America/Sao_Paulo (São Paulo, SP, Brazil)

Quinta-feira, 20 de maio de 2021, ajude-nos a comemorar o décimo Dia Global de Conscientização sobre Acessibilidade (GAAD)! O objetivo do GAAD é fazer com que todos falem, pensem e aprendam sobre o acesso e a inclusão digital, e sobre mais de um bilhão de pessoas com deficiência.

Learn more about GAAD 2021 – UXPA São Paulo by UXPA São Paulo

DE&I, A Driving Force for Business: Inclusive Leadership, Accessibility & Inclusion for All (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

The panel of leaders from Merck, Working Nation, TD Bank, and the University of Phoenix will discuss how their organizations have made accessibility a priority, sharing leading practices on accessibility, including digital accessibility, as part of diversity, equity and inclusion and creating inclusive environments for all. They will also discuss what steps employers need to take within their companies to create a culture of accessibility that supports employees and customers.

Learn more about DE&I, A Driving Force for Business: Inclusive Leadership, Accessibility & Inclusion for All by University of Phoenix

A Catholic Response to Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join us for an online learning session with Peter McNally at 2pm ET. Peter is a Senior Consultant at the User Experience Center at Bentley University. He will discuss why Catholics have a responsibility to build and purchase accessible products. He will also offer some practical advice about making Catholic parishes, organizations and businesses digitally accessible.

Learn more about A Catholic Response to Digital Accessibility by National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Why Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) … and Why Now? A Candid Q&A About Huntington National Bank’s Experience Building an Inclusive Organization (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Discover what DEI can mean to your business, brand, and bottom line. Join Huntington National Bank Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Donald Dennis, and Level Access CEO, Timothy Springer, for a candid conversation on the changing state of accessibility and inclusion and tips for becoming a more inclusive organization. Learn how Huntington Bank grew from accessibility to inclusion to making both an executive leadership priority. All industries and experience levels welcome!

Learn more about Why Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) … and Why Now? A Candid Q&A About Huntington National Bank’s Experience Building an Inclusive Organization by Level Access

Esperienze di accessibilità e inclusione (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/Rome (Italy)

Tra il 17 e il 23 maggio si festeggia la settimana dell’accessibilità. In quest’occasione REKORDATA, insieme con Scuole Cottolengo, promuove un evento speciale dedicato al tema dell’accessibilità e inclusione. Parteciperanno ospiti d’eccezione che ci parleranno di come costruire una scuola più accessibile e inclusiva con l’aiuto della tecnologia.

Learn more about Esperienze di accessibilità e inclusione by Rekordata Srl

GAAD Pan-African Roundtable (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Africa/Nairobi (Kenya)

In this Pan-African webinar—sponsored by Facebook—we have brought together two expert panels to discuss policy and innovation, which are both crucial for driving this agenda forward. Additionally, Facebook’s Head of Accessibility Mike Shebanek and Debbie Girolamo, Director and Associate General Counsel on the Facebook Reality Labs Legal Team will highlight the latest accessibility innovations. We also have special message from Joe Devon, co-founder GAAD.

Learn more about GAAD Pan-African Roundtable by inABLE

Making STEM Content Accessible (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Western European Time, Greenwich Mean Time (Delhi, Delhi, India)

On the occasion of 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Raised Lines Foundation (RLF) in collaboration with ASSISTECH, IIT Delhi announces the launch of an event ‘Making STEM Content Accessible’. RLF has been working to make the STEM school content accessible through production of a range of tactile books. We would now like to create capacity for making digital content accessible that can support visually impaired students wanting to pursue higher education in STEM disciplines.

Learn more about Making STEM Content Accessible by IIT Delhi, Raised Line Foundation

Live Accessibility Audit (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Accessibility agency, HeX Productions will be conducting a live accessibility audit on an e-commerce website that you can watch live. This will give you the opportunity to see assistive technology in action and ask us questions on how we ensure websites are accessible. You’ll be able to follow along with the audit, ask questions and take away some top auditing tips. This will help you to identify specific issues that may be causing barriers for users on your website. And if you’re brave en

Learn more about Live Accessibility Audit by HeX Productions

The Journey to Accessibility: Why it Matters & Why it Takes so Long (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

Typeform’s journey towards accessibility has been a long and complex one. Here’s your chance to find out what we’re at – and why it’s taken us so long to get here. We hope that by sharing this, we can help you more easily address accessibility in your business’ online interactions – and in turn help your audience overcome the boundaries to participation. Join Olga and @yuricmartins from Typeform’s Accessibility Guilde as we replay the talk they gave at our recent Meaningful event.

Learn more about The Journey to Accessibility: Why it Matters & Why it Takes so Long by Typeform

SciAccess: Advancing Disability Inclusion in STEM (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (San Luis Obispo, CA, United States of America)

People with disabilities comprise the world’s largest minority group, and yet this 15% of the world’s population is severely underrepresented in astronomy and STEM as a whole. From university-run space science mentorship programs for blind high school students to accessible astronomy conference strategies to enabling the future of disabled astronauts, this session will showcase the latest advancements in science accessibility.

Learn more about SciAccess: Advancing Disability Inclusion in STEM by Cal Poly

12 of 18