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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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

Launch of Wheelchair Workouts for Accessibility Day (Activity)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM Europe/Kiev (Ukraine)

BetterMe, (a wellness app 95M downloads worldwide), is rolling out new workouts for people with limited mobility to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 20th. BetterMe users will get: 1. Workout programs 2. In-app challenges 3. Special diet

The app is available in the Apple AppStore and Google Play.

Special, One-Day Discount on all Digital Accessibility Curricula (Virtual)

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

For one day only, the eAccessibility team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be discounting all digital accessibility courses by 10%! eCourses offer the most comprehensive, research-based education on the process of creating accessible digital documents in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign CC and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

Learn more about Special, One-Day Discount on all Digital Accessibility Curricula by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Launch of the stable release of the Media Accessibility Platform (Activity)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 AM-11:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Spain)

On 20 May 2021, the Media Accessibility Platform (MAP) will finally end its beta testing and release its stable version to celebrate the 10th GAAD. MAP aims at providing a unified atlas charting the worldwide landscape of media accessibility through the creation of a structured platform that acts as a hub for research, policies, training and practices in this field. The database collects publications, events, projects, training courses, legislations, regulations and guidelines on media access.

Learn more about Launch of the stable release of the Media Accessibility Platform by Media Accessibility Platform

#CovidAccessibilityBugBounty (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 12:00 AM-12:00 PM Asia/Colombo (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

GAAD 2021 WITH BARRIERBREAK. Let’s Identify Accessibility Bugs. Put your accessibility skills to use by testing Covid-19 websites or mobile apps in your countries and identifying accessibility bugs. Spare 30 minutes on 20th May and push for change! Join #CovidAccessibilityBugBounty

Learn more about #CovidAccessibilityBugBounty by BarrierBreak Solutions Pvt Ltd

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

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

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