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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Accessibility is Not Optional – A Report on Accessibility at the FDR Memorial, Washington, DC (Virtual)

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

The FDR Memorial Legacy Committee, the friends group for the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC commissioned an independent report on accessibility at the FDR Memorial. In this zoom event, Cheryl Fogle-Hatch, Ph.D. will discuss her findings and recommendations. Opening remarks will be delivered by Senator Tom Harkin (Ret.) and Gordon Gund, Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Learn more about Accessibility is Not Optional – A Report on Accessibility at the FDR Memorial, Washington, DC by FDR Memorial Legacy Committee

Digital Exams – Between Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-3:00 PM Europe/Berlin (Hagen, Germany)

Digital exams represent both an opportunity and a risk for students with disabilities. For some students, there may be no need to apply for reasonable accommodations because writing digital exams from home is just what fits their needs. Other students might find digital exams an unnecessary barrier when the technical infrastructure is not fully accessible. During this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021, we will talk about accessible and inclusive digital exams.

Learn more about Digital Exams – Between Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations by FernUniversität in Hagen

GAAD event at Catalyst IT (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Pacific/Auckland (Wellington, New Zealand)

Catalyst’s Accessibility Team is organising an event for staff to raise awareness of and empathy for different types of disabilities. The activities are navigating a screen reader while blindfolded, folding origami with an arm in a sling, and filling in a transcript for a muted video. While it’s not possible to fully simulate the struggles of the disabled and chronically ill communities, the games will attempt to show the frustration in daily activities when you are impaired in some way.

Learn more about GAAD event at Catalyst IT by Catalyst IT

Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-3:00 PM America/Detroit (United States of America)

This training provides an overview of basic accessibility concepts, such as why digital inclusion matters and how people with disabilities use the Web. Through this training, participants will develop a better understanding about how disabilities affect a person’s experience online, as well as a high-level introduction to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG).

Learn more about Basic Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp by Deque

Designing Accessible Research (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we are hosting a webinar to highlight how our research and insights industry can and should design research to be inclusive of people with disabilities. This free webinar will feature two experts on designing inclusive research: Lauren Isaacson of Curio Research and Margaret Brigley, CAIP of Narrative Research.

Learn more about Designing Accessible Research by Canadian Research Insights Council

EVOLUTION OF ACCESSIBILITY: PRE AND POST COVID (Virtual)

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

Darci Duran, AVP Learning Design (Higher Ed), ansrsource speaks on – • Discover the origins of accessibility and UDL principles • Identify how higher ed has moved to comply with accessibility guidelines before COVID-19 • Discuss how accessibility has been affected by the pandemic, where we are now, and where do we go from here • Identify ways how, we, as a community of educators, can continue to come together to support each other in meeting the diverse needs of our learners.

Learn more about EVOLUTION OF ACCESSIBILITY: PRE AND POST COVID by Continual Engine

Moving Towards Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Join us as we delve deeper into our journey of accessibility and the significance of creating inclusive digital content. Our goal is to breakdown the complexity regarding accessibility by sharing our personal journey of how we enable inclusive content on our websites, mobile apps and other digital channels which support federal and private clients alike. We will have a three person panel who are experts in accessibility and will be available for a live Q&A session as well. softrams.com  LinkedIn

Learn more about Moving Towards Accessibility by Softrams

GAAD in Guernsey (In Person)

20 May 2021 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Europe/Guernsey (Guernsey, Guernsey)

Join us for a drop in with members who will discuss the accessibility technology they use. The apps, the useful tips, the barriers and more. Pop into Digital Greenhouse over lunch or watch out for our social media clips after the event

Learn more about GAAD in Guernsey by Access for All

Disabled in Tech (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Disabled in Tech is meant to be a discussion around the experience of leaders who identify as being disabled. There is an overwhelming lack of representation & diversification from the disabled community in tech leadership. To get a better perspective on these issues, we’ll ask panelists to share their personal experiences and ask how they are enacting change in their organizations and the industry at large.

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Disabled in Tech (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:30 PM-1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

There is an overwhelming lack of disability representation and diversification in tech leadership, and we’re looking forward to having the panel shed light on this and a few other important issues at hand. We’ll be joined by tech leaders across several companies VMWare, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Fable who will share their personal experiences and perspectives in dealing with disabilities in the workplace, and advice for those looking to pursue leadership roles within their organizations.

Learn more about Disabled in Tech by Slack

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