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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Assistive Technology Design Meeting (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM America/Winnipeg (Canada)

Noam Platt, Chapter Leader New Orleans invites you to join the Makers Making Change community from around the world to learn about assistive design projects and discussions innovations in AT design. The guest speaker for this session is Zee Kesler from Microsoft’s Inclusive Tech Lab.

Learn more about Assistive Technology Design Meeting by Makers Making Change

Diversability Unplugged: Disability & Digital Accessibility (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM America/New_York (Global)

Join us on Wednesday, May 18, from 7 pm – 8:30 pm ET for Diversability Unplugged: Disability & Digital Accessibility, in partnership with Fable. We will have another powerhouse panel discussion centered around lived experience, advocacy and careers available in the accessibility space. Our panel includes: Dona Sarkar, Director of Tech, Microsoft Mark Mcguire, Digital Accessibility Consultant Sheri Byrne-Haber, Senior Staff, Accessibility Architect Samuel Proulx, Accessibility Evang., Fable

Learn more about Diversability Unplugged: Disability & Digital Accessibility by Diversability

GAAD 2022 Accessibility in Microsoft (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM America/Toronto (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

This free workshop will show how people can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies. You’ll get some tips to help you set up & navigate accessibility settings within Window & Microsoft 365, and learn to create accessible content in:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Word
  • Outlook
  • Utilize Microsoft Accessibility tools

More details: https://access2accessibility.com/events. To contact Access 2 Accessibility: Info@Access2Accessibility.com

Learn more about GAAD 2022 Accessibility in Microsoft by Access 2 Accessibility

GAAD 2022 – The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! (Virtual)

18 May 2022 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Africa/Cairo (Alexandria, Egypt)

Join us for the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) celebration. Session: The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! by Rabab Gomaa انضم إلينا للاحتفال باليوم العالمي للتوعية بإمكانية الوصول الجلسة : وصفة صنع ودجتس ! رباب جمعة

Learn more about GAAD 2022 – The Recipe for Making Accessible Widgets! by Independent Web Accessibility specialist

Fix Your Content Day (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 AM-11:59 AM (Global)

Blackboard (now part of Anthology) is bringing back Fix Your Content Day, a 24-hour global competition committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content. The objective of the day is to mobilize instructors and staff to fix as many digital course files as possible through Blackboard Ally. Learn more about Ally: https://www.blackboard.com/teaching-learning/accessibility-universal-design/blackboard-ally-lms

Learn more about Fix Your Content Day by Blackboard Inc. (now part of Anthology)

Launch of ScreenReader training app (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 AM-12:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Netherlands)

On May 19th we will launch our free ScreenReader training app. The app has been developed together with visually impaired and blind people. The app teaches all VoiceOver and TalkBack gestures, plus navigation and text editing actions. The app will become available at noon through our website https://screenreader.app.

Learn more about Launch of ScreenReader training app by Appt Foundation

Virtual Curated Videos on GAAD (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 4:00 AM-8:00 PM (United States of America)

A virtual wall of curated videos that build the awareness about GAAD from various sources.

Learn more about Virtual Curated Videos on GAAD by codemantra

Digital Accessibility: The People Behind the Progress (Virtual)

19 May 2022 | 6:00 AM-4:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (Global)

The launch of Season 3 of Digital Accessibility: The People Behind the Progress. Four new recorded episodes will be released on GAAD, featuring:

  • Glen Walker, TIAA, Principal Accessibility Architect
  • Jen Devins, Google, Head Accessibility UX
  • Zack Klein, iSoftStone, Software Test Engineer II
  • Joanne Lastort, Booz Allen Hamilton, Digital Accessibility Specialist

Learn more about Digital Accessibility: The People Behind the Progress by Blink

#JingleOlympics or Sonic Logo Competition (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 01 Aug 2022 | 6:00 AM-5:00 PM (Global)

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, #GAAD22 we are launching a competition open to all, a #JingleOlympics to create a few seconds of sound that will be our new sonic logo. This will identify us and greet the billions with vision impairment, 2.2 billion at least say @WHO. We’ve got so many talented young people in our movement, on off the sports fields. But this is open to all! Information will be at www.specialolympics.com/soniclogo/ from May 19th, 22.

Learn more about #JingleOlympics or Sonic Logo Competition by Special Olympics Int

Microsoft Teams and Accessibility YouTube Video (Virtual)

19 May 2022 – 31 Oct 2022 | 7:00 AM-8:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (Redmond, WA, United States of America)

If you have a lot of online meetings, it is likely that someone in that meeting will have a disability, whether you are aware of it or not. To create a more inclusive and accessible meeting experience, Jerry Smith, part of the #MicrosoftTeams team shares seven things you can do right now in Microsoft Teams like turning on your video, using live captioning, and using alt-text in images in meeting chat. Watch now to discover all seven tips.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91ddtUyhS5k

Learn more about Microsoft Teams and Accessibility YouTube Video by WDG – Microsoft

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