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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#a11yTO Camp (Virtual)

23 May 2020 | 02:30 PM-08:00 PM GMT (Toronto, Canada)

a11yTO Camp returns on Saturday, May 23, 2020 for another awesome day of accessibility talks marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Learn more about #a11yTO Camp by #a11yTO Camp

Media Accessibility with SubtitleNEXT (Virtual)

23 May 2020 | 06:00 PM-07:00 PM GMT (Toronto, Canada)

We discuss digital media accessibility requirements, how to create accessible media, as well as the accessibility features of SubtitleNEXT.

Learn more about Media Accessibility with SubtitleNEXT by Profux Digital

Predictable New Feature: Gesture Speak! (Virtual)

26 May 2020 | 04:00 PM-05:00 PM GMT (London, UK)

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Therapy Box has decided to host a webinar to reveal one of the key features that Predictable 6 will soon be offering: Face gesture! This feature aims to make the app even more inclusive and to increase its users’ communication speed. 

Learn more about Predictable New Feature: Gesture Speak! by Therapy Box

Inclusive Design: How to Create a Welcoming Digital Presence (Virtual)

27 May 2020 | 04:30 PM-05:30 PM GMT (Washington, DC)

We’ll review the importance of inclusive design and how to not only make your digital presence accessible, but also inviting, so your users feel welcomed when they touch your brand presence.

Learn more about Inclusive Design: How to Create a Welcoming Digital Presence by LookThink

ADANN Twitter Chat: Accessibility Awareness (Virtual)

27 May 2020 | 06:00 PM-07:00 PM GMT (Seattle)

Join the ADA National Network and regional ADA Centers for a 1-hour Twitter Chat on Accessibility Awareness and the ADA. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)(link is external) we will discuss digital accessibility, as well as physical accessibility, and what everyone can do to work towards a more accessible world.

Learn more about ADANN Twitter Chat: Accessibility Awareness by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network

Universal Design Webinar – Useful for All, Unavoidable for Some (Virtual)

27 May 2020 – 28 May 2020 | 11:00 PM-12:00 PM GMT (Norway)

Third Thursday in May is dedicated to Global Accessibility Awareness – so we at ItumX are thinking of contributing by inviting you to a basic course in website accessibility.

Learn more about Universal Design Webinar – Useful for All, Unavoidable for Some by ItumX AS

GAAD 2020 Wrap-Up and Lightning Talks (Virtual)

27 May 2020 – 28 May 2020 | 11:30 PM-01:00 AM GMT (ClevelandOhio)

GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day) 2020 is on May 21. Please join the Cleveland Accessibility Meetup the following week, on Wednesday, May 27, for a wrap-up and lightning talks. 

Learn more about GAAD 2020 Wrap-Up and Lightning Talks by Cleveland Accessibility Meetup

Public Webinar on Digital Human Health Coach: Giving It Away for Humanity (Virtual)

28 May 2020 | 01:00 AM-03:00 AM GMT (Canberra, Australia)

Everything I’ve developed on digital humans in healthcare to be given away for free in public webinar. For 14 years, ours has been the lived experience of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and for 20 years, disability. From decades of lived experience and professional expertise, we have developed through co-design, a technology neutral approach and corpus applicable across all health domains.

Learn more about Public Webinar on Digital Human Health Coach: Giving It Away for Humanity by Centre for Digital Business Pty Limited

GAAD 2020 Webinar: When Rhetoric Meets Reality (Virtual)

28 May 2020 | 12:00 PM-01:30 PM GMT (Islamabad, Pakistan)

This free webinar bring together digital accessibility experts and people with disabilities to discuss the digital accessibility outlook beyond COVID-19. The webinar aims to share and offer a variety of ideas from different disabilities and different parts of the world.

Learn more about GAAD 2020 Webinar: When Rhetoric Meets Reality by Internet Society Accessibility SIG (A11ySIG)

Walgreens Celebrates GAAD (Virtual)

28 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-08:30 PM GMT (Deerfield, IL, USA)

Walgreens Disability Inclusion Network BRG is recognizing Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) for the first time on May 28, 2020 with a corporate-wide virtual webinar.

Learn more about Walgreens Celebrates GAAD by Walgreens

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