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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Tutti in classe: autonomia, libertà e inclusione (Virtual)

14 May 2021 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Rome (Italy)

Apple e l’accessibilità: un sistema semplice e integrato per supportare percorsi didattici inclusivi e stimolare gli studenti nel raggiungere in autonomia il successo. Così nessuno è fuori dalla classe. Oltre all’introduzione sull’inclusione e l’accessibilità con Apple saranno presentate alcune esperienze d’inclusione incluse.

Learn more about Tutti in classe: autonomia, libertà e inclusione by Education Manager Med Store

Acce (Private/Internal)

16 May 2021 – 31 May 2021 (Singapore)

We are running a global campaign to improve Accessibility awareness amongst our volunteer community, Outreach, where they learn about Accessibility and also earn the Accessibility Fundamentals badge on the Microsoft Learning platform. The campaign will also feature expert talks to provide information on Microsoft Accessibility Design Vision Etiquette and Demo of Built-in Accessibility Tools in Microsoft Tools.

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

GAAD 2021 at Workday (Private/Internal)

17 May 2021 – 20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Workday is dedicating a whole week to thinking about, learning about, and experiencing accessibility and inclusion with a digital speaker series centered around upcoming technologies, design and development, and how people living with disabilities navigate the world beyond technology.

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

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

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

Accessibility Day 2021 (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-3:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Germany)

Beim Accessibility Day am 19. Mai erhalten Teilnehmer*innen einen Einblick in die neuen Standards und der praktischen Umsetzung von barrierefreien Websites. Experten von Zugang für Alle, WACA, Siteimprove, DMK E-Business und CoreMedia freuen sich darauf, Ihnen über folgende Themen zu berichten: WCAG 2.2 & 3.0, Umsetzung von WCAG-Richtlinien im Web-Team, Barrierefreiheit als ganzheitliches Website-Projekt, Leichte Sprache, Barrierefreiheit für Content-Redakteure.

Learn more about Accessibility Day 2021 by Siteimprove

Webinar: Digital accessibility (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day PIF’s expert panel of speakers will describe the personal impact of inaccessible tools and discuss solutions to improve accessibility. Speakers from Ability Net, Public Digital Health and Care Wales and TextHelp.

Learn more about Webinar: Digital accessibility by Patient Information Forum Ltd.

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