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 Design Principles (Virtual)

14 May 2021 – 02 Jun 2021 | 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

In a world with a heavy reliance on technology, websites must be designed to include everyone. In this webinar, Peter Krieg, Head of Creative Services, Squiz, talks about keeping humans at the center of our designs to address discriminatory aspects related to UX for people living with disabilities. He also sheds light on why accessible design together with usability and inclusion, is critical for building websites for everyone.

Learn more about Accessibility Design Principles by Squiz

Truths & Insights Olympiad – Strategizing Accessibility with Gamification (Virtual)

17 May 2021 – 20 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-8:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Connect! Stories! Fun! Impact! Signup to play Truths & Insights for 60 mins to discuss accessibility strategies at GAAD 2021. Truths & Insights is a multiple-award winning, gamified web-experience where groups of six get to share, listen and react to each other’s lived experiences on accessibility outcomes, roadblocks and strategy. Every session will help people in finding their voice, having their voices heard, and drive collective empathy & learning.

Learn more about Truths & Insights Olympiad – Strategizing Accessibility with Gamification by Microsoft

The GAADay Challenge (Virtual)

17 May 2021 – 21 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Australia/Hobart (TAS, Australia)

The GAADay Challenge Join ADCETs GAAD Australian Challenge GAA’day everyone. The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) is throwing down a challenge to the Universities sector and the Vocational Education and Training providers within Australia to experience some accessibility features in their everyday work and life.

Learn more about The GAADay Challenge by Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET)

LWTech GAAD Week (Virtual)

17 May 2021 – 21 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (Kirkland, WA, United States of America)

Building awareness around digital accessibility with a week-long virtual and interactive event for Lake Washington Institute of Technology college community (staff and students).

Accessibility Festival (Virtual)

17 May 2021 – 20 May 2021 | 9:30 AM-4:45 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Join Guest Speakers, Apple Distinguished Educators, Apple Distinguished Schools, Apple Regional Training Centres and Apple Professional Learning Specialists in 12 online events focusing on the effective use of Apple technology for equity and inclusivity in Education. Providing equity for all pupils. A variety of events identifying theory, tools and tips around Apple accessibility tools to ensure inclusivity and positive outcomes for every learner.

Learn more about Accessibility Festival by Aspire 2Be

Digital Accessibility Legal Update – Kristina Launey, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Virtual)

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

In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is proud to have attorney Kristina Launey, a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and accessibility specialist, join us for a digital accessibility legal update. ADA Title III website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal courts in 2020 jumped a surprising 12% over 2019, in spite of a mid-year pandemic dip in filings. Kristina Launey will cover what these trends mean and what organizations can expect in 2021.

Learn more about Digital Accessibility Legal Update – Kristina Launey, Seyfarth Shaw LLP by Deque Systems

EveryOneCanImprove! – Pages e dieci suggerimenti per un workbook accessibile (Virtual)

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

Un iPad, le funzioni di accessibilità a disposizione e Pages: costruiamo un workbook con accorgimenti utili a compensare difficoltà o disturbi? Una sola applicazione, Pages, può raccogliere, far elaborare, stimolare e supportare al meglio un processo di apprendimento personalizzato. Tutti sono nella classe, tutti possono realizzare il proprio lavoro. Attenzione, percezione, ragionamento sono così facilitati nel percorso di memorizzazione. Predisponiamo un workbook insieme?

Learn more about EveryOneCanImprove! – Pages e dieci suggerimenti per un workbook accessibile by Apple Distinguished Educator

Design for Conversions (Virtual)

17 May 2021 – 20 May 2021 | 6:00 PM-11:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

Design for Conversions is a conference that teaches how to improve sales by design, for free: 15+ industry expert sessions showing how to increase conversions, be more productive and multiply earning potential by putting people first. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Thursday 20 May 2021, we are showcasing two accessibility talks: Reginé Gilbert’s talk titled The Business Case for Accessibility, and Esi Hardy’s talk, titled Harnessing the Power of the Purple Pound with Inclusive Forms

Learn more about Design for Conversions by Design for Conversions

Translating Design Wireframes into Accessible HTML/CSS (Virtual)

18 May 2021 – 19 May 2021 | 11:30 AM-2:30 PM America/Detroit (Detroit, MI, United States of America)

In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is offering a free 2-day virtual workshop (6 total hours) for front-end developers and designers seeking practical accessibility skills that you can apply on the job. Attendees should be comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and have a basic understanding of what accessibility is.

Learn more about Translating Design Wireframes into Accessible HTML/CSS by Deque Systems

Leave No One Offline: Engaging Companies on Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM America/New_York (Newton, MA, United States of America)

The ever-increasing digital sphere must not leave people with disabilities behind. How can enterprises benefit from digital accessibility, gain a competitive advantage? Frances West, founder of FrancesWestCo and lead author of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network’s “Leave no one offline: A primer on engaging your company on digital accessibility”, and Stephen Framil, Founder & Associate Director Enterprise Digital Governance at Merck/MSD, will discuss this with Yves Veulliet from IBM.

Learn more about Leave No One Offline: Engaging Companies on Digital Accessibility by Strategy Advisory

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