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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Accessibility Webinar 101 (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 05:30 AM-06:30 AM GMT (Bangalore, India)

Webinars held that cover various topics concerning accessibility to the built environment, information and communication technologies.

Learn more about Accessibility Webinar 101 by GiftAbled

Meetup: Teams og Zoom og tilgjengelige webinarer (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 07:00 AM-08:00 AM GMT (Oslo, Norway)

MediaLT har, sammen med Universell, sett på verktøy som Zoom og Teams som brukes av mange som arbeidsverktøy nå om dagen. De fleste aspektene og rådene er derimot generelle og kan også anvendes på andre løsninger innen videokommunikasjon og digital læring, spesielt kanskje web-seminarer, såkalte webinarer.

Learn more about Meetup: Teams og Zoom og tilgjengelige webinarer by Norwegian Computing Center

Webinaari: Saavutetta­vuuden liiketoiminta­hyödyt (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM GMT (Helsinki, Finland)

Kansainvälistä saavutettavuuspäivää (Global Accessibility Awareness Day, GAAD) vietetään helatorstaina 21.5. Saavutettavuuden auditoinnista keskusteltiin jo pari viikkoa sitten suunnittelijamme Hanna Kulmalan kanssa, ja seuraavassa keskiviikkowebinaarissamme pureudumme syvemmin saavutettavuuden liiketoimintahyötyihin asiakkuusvastaavamme Päivi Rucidlon kanssa. Saavutettavuutta ei kannata katsoa vain pakollisena pahana, joka pitää vain hoitaa kuntoon uuden lainsäädännön myötä – se on pikemminkin mahdollisuus luoda verkkopalveluita, jotka palvelevat meitä kaikkia paremmin. Saavutettavuus on käytettävyyttä, ja käytettävyys on parempaa palvelua, joka lisää asiakkaita, tyytyväisempiä käyttäjiä, positiivista brändimielikuvaa sekä yksinkertaisesti, parempaa bisnestä.

Learn more about Webinaari: Saavutetta­vuuden liiketoiminta­hyödyt by Wunder

A11Y Virtual Panel Discussion (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM GMT (Bangalore, India)

Digital accessibility solutions, barriers and possible next steps to ensuring digital accessibility. 

Learn more about A11Y Virtual Panel Discussion by GiftAbled

Urban Equity and Access in times of Pandemic Final Webinar (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 03:00 PM-05:00 PM GMT (New YorkNew York)

We will share outcomes from regional learning groups and results of 8-week Cities for All Equity and Access in Times of Pandemic Webinar series. In addition, we will highlight UCLG’s Policy Paper and the outcome of the UCLG Town Hall Process including new partnerships with civil society. Share the learnings and global dissemination and following on May 21, 2020, for Global Day of Accessibility.

Learn more about Urban Equity and Access in times of Pandemic Final Webinar by World Enabled

Make Tech Purchases Available to All with Accessible Procurement (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 05:00 PM-06:00 PM GMT

Diversity and inclusion require that employees and applicants with disabilities can independently use workplace digital tools. Join our webinar to learn more about buying and maintaining technology all employees can use.

Learn more about Make Tech Purchases Available to All with Accessible Procurement by Disability:IN

#Accessibility4All (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 06:00 PM-08:00 PM GMT (Rome, Italy)

#Accessibility4All will be a 2h online event for youth with High Functioning Autism (HFA).

Learn more about #Accessibility4All by MindSharing.Tech

Facebook Presents: Insights About A Day in the Life of Living with a Disability (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 06:00 PM-07:10 PM GMT

Rikki Poynter, Janni Lehrer Stein and John Marble join Facebook’s Mike Shebanek, Head of Accessibility, for a conversation to provide unique and personal insights about a day in the life of someone living with a disability.

Learn more about Facebook Presents: Insights About A Day in the Life of Living with a Disability by Facebook

Digital Accessibility Legal Update (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 07:00 PM-08:00 PM GMT

What’s new in the digital accessibility legal space?

Learn more about Digital Accessibility Legal Update by Deque

China GAAD Celebration (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-12:00 PM GMT (Shenzhen, China)

China GAAD 2020 highlight includes introducing a special gaming app to educate technologists about accessibility and a virtual kickoff event by Joe Devon, Jennison Asuncion, co-founders of GAAD and Frances West, expert advisor to CAPA and founder of FrancesWestCo.

Learn more about China GAAD Celebration by FrancesWestCo

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