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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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 inclusiveproductweek.org

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

GAAD Celebration (In Person)

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

Hilton is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day by offering a day full of sessions across two tracts: Awareness and Training.

Fix Your Content Day (Virtual)

20 May 2021

Blackboard 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. During the day, we’ll track the activity of participants, share updates on social media, and at the end of GAAD, announce the champions. Learn more about Ally: https://tinyurl.com/28umxpf9

Learn more about Fix Your Content Day by Blackboard

Gaming for RNIB (Virtual)

20 May 2021 – 23 May 2021 | 1:00 AM-11:00 PM Africa/Abidjan (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Gamers are being encouraged to fundraise for The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) as part of a drive to highlight inclusion in gaming. Coinciding with GAAD, RNIB is encouraging supporters to use their enjoyment of online gaming to support the charity via livestreams on or around this date. Gamers will be supported with materials including overlays of various sight conditions and films about our work.

Learn more about Gaming for RNIB by RNIB

Impacto de la COVID19 en la Accesibilidad Digital (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-8:00 AM Europe/Copenhagen (Denmark)

En este Taller Digital, Alejandro Moledo, Policy y Accessibility Coordinator del European Disability Forum, nos hablará sobre el impacto de la pandemia en la accesibilidad digital y cuál es la nueva estrategia europea para los derechos de las personas con discapacidad. Además Ignacio Manrubia, experto de Siteimprove, nos contará por qué ser una organización digitalmente inclusiva es el gran reto de esta década y cómo preparar tu sitio web para la vuelta a la normalidad en 2022.

Learn more about Impacto de la COVID19 en la Accesibilidad Digital by Siteimprove

Accessibility workshops for designers, developer, content creators and project managers (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 – 28 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/Oslo (Norway)

We will have 4 almost full days of workshops; 2 Thursdays and 2 Fridays. In the first week we will begin with the basics, so that everybody will be on the same page with regards to accessibility and so that they will be able to build upon these basics. In the second week we will have an external, veteran accessibility lead presenting more advanced concepts of accessibility. We will also include people with disabilities and work together with them on some common problems and fixes.

Learn more about Accessibility workshops for designers, developer, content creators and project managers by ItumX AS

One Minute Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-11:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Many Cats is bringing together accessibility experts, developers and gamers to tell us what their accessibility tip would be for others in 1 minute videos.

Learn more about One Minute Accessibility by Many Cats Studios CIC

How Does the Awareness of the Assistive Technology Impact Students with Disabilities Success at the College Level? (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-9:00 AM America/New_York (Buffalo, Ny, United States of America)

This research topic proposal was developed to investigate the impact of assistive technology in students with disabilities’ success within the context of college academia. The principal argument of this writing suggests that the lack of awareness of assistive technology by professors creates barriers that violate the rights of the individual with a disability under U.S. law. Several theories were explored that were relevant to learning and human development. Research methodology for this pap

Learn more about How Does the Awareness of the Assistive Technology Impact Students with Disabilities Success at the College Level? by D’youville College

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