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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Webinar on the Future of Web Accessibility (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-05:00 PM GMT (Israel)

10 speakers, 5 hours on the future of web accessibility, 
with Google, Microsoft, Bank Hapoalim, A2Z, Light-House.

Learn more about Webinar on the Future of Web Accessibility by Access Israel

Challenge: Fix Your Content Day Challenge 2020 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

Blackboard hosts our first-ever Fix Your Content Day Challenge, a 24-hour competition committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content across institutions globally.

Learn more about Challenge: Fix Your Content Day Challenge 2020 by Blackboard

Post Lockdown Digital Accessibility Imperative (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:30 AM-02:00 AM GMT

This year our discussion will focus on how businesses need to consider digital accessibility; it is a digital accessibility imperative. Not only is it the right thing to do to ensure everyone has an equitable experience, but there are multiple other business benefits of considering accessibility from the beginning.

Learn more about Post Lockdown Digital Accessibility Imperative by Access Advisors NZ

Digital Accessibility Imperative Post COVID-19 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:30 AM-02:15 AM GMT (Springston, New Zealand)

InternetNZ, Access Advisors and the Access Alliance have come together to host a 90-minute online event designed to start a discussion around the ‘Post Lockdown Digital Accessibility Imperative’. 

Learn more about Digital Accessibility Imperative Post COVID-19 by Access Advisors

GAAD Japan 2020 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:45 AM-10:00 AM GMT (Japan)

One day webinar with 8 sessions by Japanese web accessibility advocates. UD Talk will provide automated real-time captions allowing you to translate captions into your own language.

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2020 by GAAD Japan

ICT & Digital Government of South Australia GAAD Lunch ‘n Learn (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 01:30 AM-02:30 AM GMT (Australia)

ICT and the Digital Government of South Australia are hosting an online ‘lunch and learn’ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

Guest presenter Dr. Scott Hollier is the Director of the Centre for Accessibility Initiative and invited expert for the W3C WAI APA Research Questions Task Force (RQTF).

Learn more about ICT & Digital Government of South Australia GAAD Lunch ‘n Learn by Government of South Australia

Accessibility Conferences Recap (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 01:45 AM-03:45 AM GMT (PortlandOregon)

Join us to hear about three recent events: CSUN Conference, HXD Conference, and AccessU. We’ll have hosted presenters talking about their experiences, and will open the floor for others who attended to share their learnings as well.

Learn more about Accessibility Conferences Recap by Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup

Looking Back/Looking Forward: 20 years of Digital Accessibility – Webinar (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 05:30 AM-06:40 AM GMT (Australia)

Join the Digital Access Team and our special guest, Bruce Maguire, talking about the changes we’ve seen over the past 20 years, and our predictions for the future of Digital Accessibility 

Learn more about Looking Back/Looking Forward: 20 years of Digital Accessibility – Webinar by Vision Australia

A11y Bytes 2020 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 06:00 AM-08:00 AM GMT (Australia)

A11Y Bytes is celebrating its 7th Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Join us for a dynamic fast-paced evening of lightning talks about digital accessibility and the needs and preferences of people with disabilities. All sessions streamed on YouTube with live captions.

Learn more about A11y Bytes 2020 by A11y Bytes

Tech Webinar: Accessibility Matters! (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:30 AM-08:10 AM GMT (Bangalore, India)

As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re hosting this webinar on 21st May to further the discussion on accessible tech. Join us as we discuss what accessibility means and explore the need for building accessible applications. We’ll also talk about the many types of disabilities, and how to build and test accessible apps.

Learn more about Tech Webinar: Accessibility Matters! by ThoughtWorks

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