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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Guernsey Global Accessibility Awareness Day Drop In (In Person)

20 May 2021 | 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Europe/London (St Peter Port, Guernsey)

Come and join the Access for All team at this informal lunchtime drop in to see technology demonstrated that helps people with visual impairments. Find out how well designed media is good for users with impairments to help them spend their purple pounds! We look forward to meeting you in the Vinery Room at the Digital Greenhouse on Thursday from 12:30.

Learn more about Guernsey Global Accessibility Awareness Day Drop In by GDA

AccessAbility Academy, Positive Interactions: Making the Library a Welcoming and Empowering Place for People with Disabilities (Virtual)

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

Old Dominion University Libraries and colleagues, including the Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies Library & Information Studies, Educational Accessibility, and Slover Library, will watch the ALA’s RUSA Division’s AccessAbility Academy, Positive Interactions: Making the Library a Welcoming and Empowering Place for People with Disabilities, an online webcast tutorial for library employees. A discussion will follow the webcast to generate an exchange of ideas of how we can contribute to making the library a welcoming place for everyone.

Learn more about AccessAbility Academy, Positive Interactions: Making the Library a Welcoming and Empowering Place for People with Disabilities by Old Dominion University

GAAD Online 2021 (Virtual)

20 May 2021 – 23 May 2021 | 12:30 PM-04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (Escondido, CA, United States of America)

May 20th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Join our friends for a special free webinar with accessibility experts and the disability community to learn about how businesses can get more accessible for people with disabilities, and why it matters for your profit, your litigation risk, customer experience, and your brand.

Learn more about GAAD Online 2021 by EqualGenius Foundation

Diamond Virtual Social (Private/Internal)

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

Diamond team members will gather to celebrate GAAD and discuss what Accessibility means to them.

Learn more about Diamond Virtual Social by Diamond

Disabled in Tech (Virtual)

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

Slack’s Abilities ERG is excited to host a panel discussion open to all next Thursday, May 20th at 12:30pm PT in celebration of the tenth anniversary of GAAD. GAAD’s goal is to bring awareness to digital access and inclusion for the 1 billion+ people with disabilities across the planet. 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.

Learn more about Disabled in Tech by Slack

Global Accessibility Awareness Day@Twitter (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 12:35 PM-1:30 PM America/Denver (United States of America)

Thursday, May 20th, is the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments. Deb Dagit, Corporate Disability Inclusion Consultant, will be interviewing some of our Tweeps to help shed light on what it means to have a disability in Twitter or the corporate world in general. Join the conversation!

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day@Twitter by Twitter

Accessibility Workshop – Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Private/Internal)

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

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 20), FIS’ Disability Inclusion Network hosted an employee event featuring Dr. Megan Lawrence, Microsoft’s Sr. Accessibility Evangelist. FIS employees learned how to use accessibility features already available in Microsoft applications and the importance of ensuring accessibility throughout their daily workplace practices.

RGD Webinar- Building a design-led culture of ability (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, ON, 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.

Learn more about RGD Webinar- Building a design-led culture of ability by Scotiabank

Webinar: 5 Tips For Better Digital Content Accessibility (Virtual)

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

From websites to videos to social media, digital content is all around us. But how do you make ensure the content that you’re producing is accessible and inclusive for all? Join us for a live webinar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2021 for an informative session on how to prioritize accessibility as part of your digital content strategy. We’ll cover: – A look at 5 key digital content areas to consider – A practical approach to content accessibility – And more…

Learn more about Webinar: 5 Tips For Better Digital Content Accessibility by Monsido

Accessibility Metadata – A Digital Textbook Superhero! (Virtual)

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

The pandemic has changed education. What hasn’t changed is need to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to learn. As schools move towards digital course materials at an accelerated pace, decision-makers must ensure that those materials are accessible for every student, even to those who never disclose an existing disability. Enter Accessibility Metadata — the unsung superhero of today’s digital content. Join us to learn how this hidden hero can save your course materials strategy.

Learn more about Accessibility Metadata – A Digital Textbook Superhero! by RedShelf

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