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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GAAD by Local Guides (Virtual)

15 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 04:00 PM-07:00 PM GMT

Local Guides accessibility champions will host various virtual meetups to create awareness around a11y and inclusive technology. 

Learn more about GAAD by Local Guides by One Accessibility Initiative

Blog Post: How Students can Celebrate GAAD (Activity)

16 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-01:00 PM GMT

Every year, people from all around the world gather to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and this year is no exception. I’ve noticed that many of the events are targeted at professionals who want to learn more about accessibility and people who are already involved in accessibility and inclusion work, and while these events are totally awesome, I’ve received questions about how children and students of all ages can learn about accessibility and inclusion in a positive and practical way. Here are my tips and free/low-cost activity ideas for how students can celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, written for students of all ages and skill levels.

Learn more about Blog Post: How Students can Celebrate GAAD by Veronica with Four Eyes

Game & Give AbleGamers Charity Stream-A-Thon (Virtual)

16 May 2020 – 24 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

We’ll be hosting two stream-a-thon event on Mixer the week of May 16-24. We’ll be hosting a 24 to 72-hour stream marathon May 21-24 to raise funds for AbleGamers charity.

Learn more about Game & Give AbleGamers Charity Stream-A-Thon by Able Gamers

Article Series: PWC’s Chris Holloway shares LinkedIn Articles on Accessibility (Activity)

17 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 12:00 PM-05:00 PM GMT

In the first of a week of articles to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Chris shares 5 tips on Facebook Accessibility. He will add more social media accessibility articles all week.

Learn more about Article Series: PWC’s Chris Holloway shares LinkedIn Articles on Accessibility by Chris Holloway

Building Software that works for everybody (Activity)

18 May 2020 – 28 May 2020 | 07:00 AM-08:00 AM GMT (London, UK)

We’re sharing a series of blog posts on how we build accessible software. On Thursday 21st May, we’re highlighting the accessibility issues we uncover in our clinics so you can learn from them too.

Learn more about Building Software that works for everybody by Fivium Ltd

University: SUNY Accessibility Week (Virtual)

18 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-01:45 AM GMT

In honor of GAAD, SUNY is launching SUNY Accessibility Week, designed to provide informative, practical accessibility knowledge to enhance inclusiveness of digital content for users with disabilities. Faculty, instructional designers, distance education leaders and more are welcome to attend one or more sessions offered throughout the week!

Learn more about University: SUNY Accessibility Week

University: Digital Accessibility Webinars (Activity, Virtual)

18 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-05:00 PM GMT (Reading, UK)

In anticipation of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21 May 2020, we will be holding a series of webinars focusing on digital accessibility throughout the week.

Learn more about University: Digital Accessibility Webinars by University of Reading

Global Accessibility Awareness Week at Microsoft UK (Virtual)

18 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM GMT (Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom)

Join us on each day during week beginning the 18th May to celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness. 

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Week at Microsoft UK by Microsoft UK

Challenge: GAAD with LCI Tech

18 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 02:00 PM-04:59 AM GMT (DurhamNC)

We’re excited to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day by inviting people to take on our daily challenges leading up to May 21st. These activities give sighted people an idea of what it’s like to experience the digital world like a low vision or blind person. 

Learn more about Challenge: GAAD with LCI Tech by LCI Tech

Blog Post: Resources to use and share on GAAD (Activity)

18 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 11:30 PM-02:29 PM GMT

Thursday 21 May 2020 marks the 9th annual celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and the first year of celebrating it virtually! It is an opportunity to get people thinking, talking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion

Learn more about Blog Post: Resources to use and share on GAAD

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