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) 14 of 18 pages

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 10th Anniversary by A11yBay & Partner Meetups (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (San Francisco, CA, United States of America)

May 20 marks the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we will be sharing our excitement by partnering with sister Meetup groups around the world. Our goal is to make this the largest Meetup on accessibility and inclusive design!

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day 10th Anniversary by A11yBay & Partner Meetups by Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup

Master Class Event by Envision (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:30 PM-7:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (The Hague, Netherlands)

For #GAAD, we are hosting a virtual Master Class Event featuring some of the best and most creative influencers that have created an impact with their own craft. They will be teaching you a bit about how you can do what they do too. Interested? Join us for our live premiere event on 20th May at 16:30 CET. Register now for free!

Learn more about Master Class Event by Envision by Envision Technologies

Digital Accessibility Workshop (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Zurich (Switzerland)

This online workshop is offered by Léa Marmet Sperandio (Web Accessible) and Céline Witschard (Vision Positive). The workshop is free of charge and open to all those interested. Topics covered by the workshop: What is web accessibility? Who are the people concerned by web accessibility? How does it work ? Thanks to the speakers, you will learn about concrete examples of web accessibility.

Learn more about Digital Accessibility Workshop by FRH – Fondation pour la Recherche en faveur des personnes Handicapées

Il Tè dell 5 – Accessibilità e Digitale (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Rome (Treviso, Italy)

Accessibility and Digital meet at Tea at Five – Ethics and Arithmetic – in a special streaming episode. What support can digital give to make the world (digital and non-digital) more accessible? Antonella Grana will talk with our Ermes Tuon who will tell us about the #Accessiblelife project, the digital map of accessible outdoor places around the world. Andrea Tomasoni will also participate, illustrating the activities of his start-up Re-Moove, dedicated to mobility and inclusive tourism

Learn more about Il Tè dell 5 – Accessibilità e Digitale by Progetto Re-Cycle

EveryOneCanImprove! – Superpowers to accessibility with iPad: let’s go further! (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Europe/Rome (Italy)

Superpowers to accessibility feature! Let’s start with the specific features and find out how to increase the power in your hands. Let’s manipulate the web, use shortcuts, special fonts and other ways that can help our students truly be part of the classroom. Workshop online.

Learn more about EveryOneCanImprove! – Superpowers to accessibility with iPad: let’s go further! by Apple Distinguished Educator

HelloA11Y Presents GAAD 2021 (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:30 PM-10:00 PM Asia/Kolkata (India)

Hey everyone! Global Accessibility Awareness Day is just around the corner and so is our event. It’s scheduled for May 20th 2021 between 5:30 PM-10:00 PM IST and we’ve got something for everyone! If you are a developer, designer, project manager or just want to get started on accessibility, we got you covered.

Learn more about HelloA11Y Presents GAAD 2021 by HelloA11Y

Accesibilidad Web Basada en Hechos Reales (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires (Argentina)

DrupalBA inivita a la comunidad Drupalera hispanohablante y a todo aquel que se interese en el mundo digital a escuchar en primera fila qué es la accesibilidad web. Anabella Segovia, analista en sistemas de información, usuaria de lectores de pantallas para su discapacidad visual, nos contará cómo es su experiencia con la web. Ana Colautti, con 7 años de experiencia en Drupal, nos dará una charla práctica sobre “Tips para navegar el sitio con el teclado”. ¡Te esperamos!

Learn more about Accesibilidad Web Basada en Hechos Reales by Drupal Buenos Aires

Race and Disability: A discussion about Stigma, Culture and Resources (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

WeCo’s 2021 Global Accessibility Awareness Day Program focuses on Race and Disability: A discussion about Stigma, Culture and Resources

Learn more about Race and Disability: A discussion about Stigma, Culture and Resources by WeCo Accessibility Services

IxDF Tehran Meeting #25 on the occasion of GAAD (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Asia/Tehran (Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of))

On May 20, during the annual celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day” (GAAD), we will have our online gathering at 6 PM. In this event we will talk about Accessible UX writing, Accessibility principles and Usage of user research data in product design process.

Learn more about IxDF Tehran Meeting #25 on the occasion of GAAD by Interaction Design Foundation – Tehran local group

WCAG: A Developer’s Best Friend (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Women Who Code Cincinnati is excited to host Natalie Stroud, CPACC, Web Accessibility Specialist (she/her), to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with our community on May 20 at 6 pm ET. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the set of guidelines Natalie works from to help determine what passes/fails when auditing websites. However, WCAG is a great tool for anyone and everyone – web accessibility specialists, developers, UX, designers, you name it. It can be scary

Learn more about WCAG: A Developer’s Best Friend by Women Who Code

14 of 18