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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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

Accessibility Challenge for GAAD (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:01 AM-11:59 PM America/Toronto (Canada)

Dufferin Media and Dufferin Media Cares are hosting an Accessibility Challenge on May 20th to help bring awareness to accessibility issues on GAAD. We are encouraging businesses and organizations to do one thing on May 20th that makes their business more accessible and share it to social media. We will select two random participants and reward them with $100 each!

Learn more about Accessibility Challenge for GAAD by Dufferin Media Cares

Indie Film Series: Voices of Ability (Virtual)

20 May 2021 – 23 May 2021 | 12:01 AM-11:59 AM America/Los_Angeles (Oregon, United States of America)

Indie Film Series: Voices of Ability—Future of Inclusion. Films by or about people with disabilities. Support Independent Voices. Independent voices are more vital to our culture, and more in need of support, than ever before. Make a difference and join the Portland Film Festival in amplifying independent voices. Share this event, make donations and watch these amazing films.

Learn more about Indie Film Series: Voices of Ability by Portland Film Festival

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

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

Importance of Digital Accessibility & the Growing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-8:00 AM Western European Time, Greenwich Mean Time (India)

Webinar on the Importance of Digital Accessibility and Growing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. Our panelists: Mr. Rahul Jindal, Google Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, BarrierBreak Moderated by: Mr. Priyaranjan Bidhar, TRRAIN

Learn more about Importance of Digital Accessibility & the Growing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities by Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India

Transit Data Equity Initiative: Making maps not only accessible, but more informative for accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-11:59 PM America/Los_Angeles (Seattle, WA, United States of America)

The Transportation Data Equity Initiative is both about making digital maps accessible and about making data about travel more equitable. This live-captioned recording for the 10th anniversary of #GAAD is an introduction to our 5 year plan for working with #USDOT to make maps and transit data more accessible. It is also a call to action, inviting participants to become part of our Advisory Committee. If you wish to participate in the future, please email transitdataequity@gmail.com.

Learn more about Transit Data Equity Initiative: Making maps not only accessible, but more informative for accessibility by Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

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

How to make your videos accessible and inclusive (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Australia/Perth (Western Australia, Australia)

Video content is becoming increasingly popular and has been a crucial medium to disseminate content. Ensuring that your video reaches the widest audience possible is critical to its success and often a legal requirement. In this short presentation, Vithya will explain why accessible video is essential and highlight key elements to create an accessible video. This includes creating captions, Audio Description and searchable Transcription file. Presentation is part of the A11y Bytes event.

Learn more about How to make your videos accessible and inclusive by VisAbility Ltd

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