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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Meetup: Teams og Zoom og tilgjengelige webinarer (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 07:00 AM-08:00 AM GMT (Oslo, Norway)

MediaLT har, sammen med Universell, sett på verktøy som Zoom og Teams som brukes av mange som arbeidsverktøy nå om dagen. De fleste aspektene og rådene er derimot generelle og kan også anvendes på andre løsninger innen videokommunikasjon og digital læring, spesielt kanskje web-seminarer, såkalte webinarer.

Learn more about Meetup: Teams og Zoom og tilgjengelige webinarer by Norwegian Computing Center

Blog Post: 3 ways to make your online content more inclusive (Activity)

20 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 08:30 AM-02:29 PM GMT

Thursday, May 21, 2020, marks the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD aims to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Learn more about Blog Post: 3 ways to make your online content more inclusive by Ideas

Fronta11y Accessibility Articles (Activity)

20 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 | 09:00 AM-09:00 PM GMT

Dieses Jahr geht die Artikelserie des AK Barrierefreiheit der German UPA zum Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) bereits in die dritte Runde.

Learn more about Fronta11y Accessibility Articles by German UPA – AK Barrierefreiheit

Webinaari: Saavutetta­vuuden liiketoiminta­hyödyt (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM GMT (Helsinki, Finland)

Kansainvälistä saavutettavuuspäivää (Global Accessibility Awareness Day, GAAD) vietetään helatorstaina 21.5. Saavutettavuuden auditoinnista keskusteltiin jo pari viikkoa sitten suunnittelijamme Hanna Kulmalan kanssa, ja seuraavassa keskiviikkowebinaarissamme pureudumme syvemmin saavutettavuuden liiketoimintahyötyihin asiakkuusvastaavamme Päivi Rucidlon kanssa. Saavutettavuutta ei kannata katsoa vain pakollisena pahana, joka pitää vain hoitaa kuntoon uuden lainsäädännön myötä – se on pikemminkin mahdollisuus luoda verkkopalveluita, jotka palvelevat meitä kaikkia paremmin. Saavutettavuus on käytettävyyttä, ja käytettävyys on parempaa palvelua, joka lisää asiakkaita, tyytyväisempiä käyttäjiä, positiivista brändimielikuvaa sekä yksinkertaisesti, parempaa bisnestä.

Learn more about Webinaari: Saavutetta­vuuden liiketoiminta­hyödyt by Wunder

Blog Post: Accessibility Q&A with Agata Mrva-Montoya (Activity)

20 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 10:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

21 May marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020, an opportunity to promote digital access and inclusive content for people with print disabilities.

Agata Mrva-Montoya has worked as Publishing Manager at SUP for the past five years, and is currently lecturer and Degree Director, Master of Publishing, at the University of Sydney. We spoke to her about SUP’s aims and progress to date, and the developments she’d like to see unfold in the accessibility space.

Learn more about Blog Post: Accessibility Q&A with Agata Mrva-Montoya by Copyright Agency

A11Y Virtual Panel Discussion (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM GMT (Bangalore, India)

Digital accessibility solutions, barriers and possible next steps to ensuring digital accessibility. 

Learn more about A11Y Virtual Panel Discussion by GiftAbled

Blog Post: How to Meet ADA Website Compliance (Activity)

20 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 | 02:00 PM-08:00 PM GMT (BostonMA)

This white paper is intended to bring you up to speed on the history of the ADA, its implications for your business, and next steps you can take to ensure your digital properties and future roadmap are compliant.

Learn more about Blog Post: How to Meet ADA Website Compliance by Verndale

Challenge: AccessJam 2020 (Activity)

20 May 2020 – 21 Jun 2020 | 02:00 PM-01:59 PM GMT

AccessJam is a month-long game jam running from May 21 to June 21 encouraging developers to try something new – whether implementing an accessibility feature, telling their accessibility story or creating an accessible tool for developers to use.

Learn more about Challenge: AccessJam 2020 by Accessibility Unlocked

Urban Equity and Access in times of Pandemic Final Webinar (Virtual)

20 May 2020 | 03:00 PM-05:00 PM GMT (New YorkNew York)

We will share outcomes from regional learning groups and results of 8-week Cities for All Equity and Access in Times of Pandemic Webinar series. In addition, we will highlight UCLG’s Policy Paper and the outcome of the UCLG Town Hall Process including new partnerships with civil society. Share the learnings and global dissemination and following on May 21, 2020, for Global Day of Accessibility.

Learn more about Urban Equity and Access in times of Pandemic Final Webinar by World Enabled

Where’s W-a11y on GAAD? (Activity)

20 May 2020 – 28 May 2020 | 04:00 PM-04:00 AM GMT (Victoria ParkAustralia)

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re encouraging people to find where ‘W-a11y’ is hiding to raise accessibility awareness. You can only find where he’s located if you’re using screen reading software. Instructions are provided on the page.

Learn more about Where’s W-a11y on GAAD? by VisAbility

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