Events & Activities

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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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Facebook AX Summit 2021 (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 9:15 AM-10:30 AM America/Los_Angeles (MENLO PARK, California, United States of America)

The 2021 Facebook AX Summit is celebrating the 10th anniversary of GAAD as Mike Shebanek, Facebook’s Head of Accessibility, talks with founders Joe Devon and Jennison Ascuncion about the first ten years of GAAD and the success of the first ever GAAD pledge to make React Native accessible. Facebook’s Marne Levine, VP of Global Partnerships, will also discuss the origins and importance of captioning with Donna Danielewski, the Executive Director of Accessibility at GBH. Captioned + ASL

Learn more about Facebook AX Summit 2021 by Facebook

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

Free Caption Clinic with Eliza Greenwood (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Vancouver, WA, United States of America)

Are you making the most of auto-caption technology? So many platforms are now offering this for free and Eliza wants to make sure it is enabled on your accounts! This can be easy as a preferences setting – if you know where to look. Join us for a Caption Clinic where you can toggle on caption functionality in your account. Register now! Drop in is fine. A recording will be sent out to all registrants, even if it turns out you can’t attend.

Learn more about Free Caption Clinic with Eliza Greenwood by ESODAS, LLC

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.

Pre-GAAD event: Authoring tools with built-in accessibility! (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Europe/Stockholm (Sweden)

In this online event, you will meet market leading authoring tool producers and accessibility experts who have joined forces to make sure web authors get better support when creating accessible content. We will demonstrate the exciting results from two EU-funded research projects, where brand new features for “accessibility by default” have been developed.

Learn more about Pre-GAAD event: Authoring tools with built-in accessibility! by Funka

Inclusive Product Week (Virtual)

19 May 2021 – 20 May 2021 | 5:30 PM-9:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (San Jose, CA, United States of America)

Inclusive Product Week is a 2-day long free, virtual event hosted by Code for San Jose celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day. From design to development, the event shares knowledge and ideas from planners to practitioners. Learn more about the event at

Learn more about Inclusive Product Week by Code for San Jose

Accesibilidad web, más allá de los estándares (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM America/Santiago (Santiago, Chile)

Desde 2Brains queremos celebrar el Día Mundial de la Concientización de la Accesibilidad Web #GAAD2021 en un evento online con referentes en accesibilidad de todo Latam. Tendremos una charla introductoria y luego un panel de conversación con invitados e invitadas de Argentina, Chile, México y Perú ¡Será una gran fiesta!

Learn more about Accesibilidad web, más allá de los estándares by 2Brains

Accessibilità dei siti web, come abbattere le barriere con il buon codice (Virtual)

19 May 2021 | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Europe/Zurich (Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland)

Grazie a Simone Mignami (esperto di accessibilità per il Canton Ticino), ci concentreremo principalmente sulla creazione di Form Accessibili, croce e delizia di ogni visitatore, ma che se progettati male possono diventare un campo minato per gli utenti svantaggiati. Proveremo anche l’esperienza di testarli con un software text-to-speech, così da capire la differenza tra un codice accessibile e non accessibile per gli utenti ipovedenti.

Learn more about Accessibilità dei siti web, come abbattere le barriere con il buon codice by Frontenders Ticino

Special, One-Day Discount on all Digital Accessibility Curricula (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)

For one day only, the eAccessibility team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be discounting all digital accessibility courses by 10%! eCourses offer the most comprehensive, research-based education on the process of creating accessible digital documents in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign CC and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

Learn more about Special, One-Day Discount on all Digital Accessibility Curricula by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

#CovidAccessibilityBugBounty (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 AM-12:00 PM Asia/Colombo (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

GAAD 2021 WITH BARRIERBREAK. Let’s Identify Accessibility Bugs. Put your accessibility skills to use by testing Covid-19 websites or mobile apps in your countries and identifying accessibility bugs. Spare 30 minutes on 20th May and push for change! Join #CovidAccessibilityBugBounty

Learn more about #CovidAccessibilityBugBounty by BarrierBreak Solutions Pvt Ltd

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