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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digital inclusion: Creating a more accessible world (In Person)
17 May 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:30 PM America/Chicago (United States of America)
In the spirit of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re excited to host this webinar about Digital Inclusion. GAAD is celebrated to get everyone thinking, talking, and learning about the importance of digital inclusion. During the session, our panelists, Ken Meeker, Executive Coach & Disability Advocate and Lori Frisher, CEO/Disability Empathy Strategist along with IAMCP Co-hosts Ashlee Duenas and Susan Sanders, will share best practices for designing and building more inclusive digital experiences. We’ll also explore the latest assistive technologies and how AI will impact the future of accessible tech. Plus, we’ll provide recommendations for next steps to guide your journey.
Learn more about digital inclusion: Creating a more accessible world by International Association of Microsoft Partners
PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: ENSURING ACCESS TO EVERYONE (In Person)
17 May 2023 | 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Asia/Qatar (Doha, Qatar, Qatar)
PANEL DISCUSSION: PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: ENSURING ACCESS TO EVERYONE What are the most important factors of Physical and Digital Accessibility? Overview of some successful case studies implemented around the world.
- Al Anoud Al Ansari, Head of Strategic Partnerships Section, Mada Center
- Maryam Al-Sulaiti, Accessible Qatar Ambassador and Disability Advocate, SASOL
- Cristian Fiorot, Partner, UserWay
Learn more about PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: ENSURING ACCESS TO EVERYONE being held as part of the conference within the Qatar CSR Summit
Accessibility with R Programming (Private/Internal)
17 May 2023 | 3:30 PM-4:15 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
The Exploristics Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team have set up a series of internal events for Global Accessibility Awareness Day to promote inclusiveness and accessibility in all aspects of work. This presentation will be a lunch time style presentation on Accessibility when programming with R. Their are 2 main aims of this presentation: Demonstration a common task using R programming and how to make is more accessible to users. Showcase accessibility tools an R programmer has access to that may be of use to individuals or their colleagues.
Learn more about Accessibility with R Programming by Exploristics
“Digital Accessibility and Corporate Culture: How to contribute to a fair and inclusive digital world” (Virtual)
17 May 2023 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Europe/Paris (Global)
Introduction by Marion Ranvier – Executive Director of the Contentsquare Foundation
Introduction by Elisabeth Moreno – President LEIA Partners – Engaged and Inclusive Leaders in Action // Former Minister French Government 2020-2022
Roundtable – Questions for Heather Hepburn from Skyscanner and John Hicks from Atos
Q&A session for all speakers
Accessibility Awareness & Empathy Workshop (In Person)
17 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Munich, Germany)
2 hour on-site workshop to familiarize participants with the topic of accessibility. The workshop is divided into two parts. In the first part, the forms of disabilities will be worked out in groups. The second part deals with getting to know tools that people with disabilities use for the use of digital products. Our meetup is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about accessibility and its benefits. Whether you’re a developer, designer, marketer, or just someone who wants to be more informed, this is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with like-minded individuals. By the end of the meetup, you will be familiar with what accessibility means for digital products. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from experts and get hands-on experience with accessibility. Join us and make a difference in the lives of people who rely on accessible websites and apps. See you there! Agenda: 18:00 Arrival & chitchat 18:30 Welcome 18:35 Accessibility awareness & empathy workshop 20:00 QA 20:30 Closing and networking
Learn more about Accessibility Awareness & Empathy Workshop by Thoughtworks Deutschland GmbH
Celebrating GAAD together! Raising awareness about Digital Accessibility by NTT DATA Spain (In Person)
17 May 2023 – 18 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Europe/Madrid (Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain)
NTT Data Spain and Espacio Joven Ibercaja join forces this year to celebrate together the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) for the first time to bring digital accessibility and its importance to society. Taking advantage of this celebration, NTT Data Spain and Espacio Joven Ibercaja bring a series of workshops and talks with professionals in this discipline. These are aimed at anyone interested in accessibility and digital inclusion. Let’s celebrate GAAD with us! Together for a more accessible and inclusive digital world! The different activities are addressed to: • Workshops on May 17th: mainly aimed at young designers and developers working on or starting their careers in the digital environment. • Talks on May 18th: digital accessibility professionals, young people who work on or are starting their career in the digital environment, public and private organizations, and society interested in digital accessibility.
Accessibility Matters – Making digital products for everyone (In Person)
17 May 2023 | 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Europe/Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Have you ever wondered what it’s like for people with disabilities to experience the world? What are the unique challenges for them to use applications? And how can design help in making sure the products we build are as inclusive as possible? Join us at our upcoming meetup where you’ll learn not only why accessibility is essential but also how to implement it in your own work habits. Accessibility is foundational for creating an inclusive society. At our meetup, you’ll learn about the different ways that accessibility can improve people’s lives. We’ll be discussing how accessibility affects everyone, regardless of their abilities, and how it can make our world a more equitable and inclusive place. Our meetup is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about accessibility and its benefits. Whether you’re a developer, designer, marketer, or just someone who wants to be more informed, this is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with like-minded individuals. By the end of the meetup, you’ll have the tools and knowledge you need to create a more inclusive and accessible online experience for all. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from experts and get hands-on experience with accessibility. Join us and make a difference in the lives of people who rely on accessible websites and apps. See you there!
Accessibility “Open Mic Night” (In Person)
17 May 2023 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM America/Detroit (Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America)
Accessibility “Open Mic Night” is a local Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event presented by Level Access. The goal is to hear and share stories of success that are happening in the digital accessibility space. There are a couple of ways that you can get involved in this GAAD event: Attend in person at Homes Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and more details will be sent out the week of the event. Record your story beforehand: We would love to hear your story of success! Record a 3-5 minute story to share with others. Interested in participating? Here are a few prompts to get you thinking: Did you complete a big milestone in making your website, app, or digital property more accessible to persons with disabilities? How did you get started working in the digital accessibility space, and why it is important to you? Share how you got involved in improving access and inclusion at a recent event or digital experience.
Learn more about Accessibility “Open Mic Night” by Level Access
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Innovation through inclusive design (In Person)
17 May 2023 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Assistive technologies have driven innovation in mainstream devices for over a century. In this talk, hear stories from entrepreneurs, inventors, and leaders, including Maria Enge of RooWalk–a Berlin startup making waves by helping children walk thru and Djamal Okoko on his journey thru disability and product design.
18:30 Doors open
19:00 Minette Mangahas “Welcome and stories from assistive tech to mainstream innovation”
19:20 Maria Enge “A kangaroo as companion – an innovative walking aid is moving children!”
19:40 Djamal Okoko “(How) my life is defined by dis/ability”
20:30 Closing and drinks
Accessibility is for all (In Person)
17 May 2023 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Europe/Berlin (Cologne, NRW, Germany)
When people talk about accessibility, they often have a narrow view of it, whether it’s only about disability or that it’s something developers and designers are responsible for in tech. While that’s not wrong, it is insufficient. Learn about bringing accessibility into your work in general as a product manager and understand how accessibility is about us all.
Learn more about Accessibility is for all by Thoughtworks Deutschland GmbH