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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National Scavenger Hunt (Virtual)

20 May 2021 – 23 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 20, 2021 GAAD focuses on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities Participate in the Our Space Our place, Inc. National Scavenger Hunt In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we invite you to increase your knowledge about the lives of people who are blind and low vision. * Use the target clues below to search the internet for the answers. * What Do You Win? Bragging rights!!! o Share your newly acquired kno

Learn more about National Scavenger Hunt by Our Space Our Place, Inc.

Blending Accessibility into User Experience (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

The 10th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day takes place on Thursday, May 20. Blink is contributing to this day of awareness with a special event from 9am to 1pm PST. Join us as we host case study activities from Blink researchers, designers, project managers, developers, and testers. We’ll be sharing our best practices and exploring innovation in accessibility across a full range of skills.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Digita11y Accessible (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM America/Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

At Digita11y Accessible our objective is to help raise visibility for the Accessibility community by partaking in the annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) celebrations. We will be delivering high-value content for participants to learn more about WoT, digital accessibility, inclusion and creating barrier-free websites to enhance the end-user digital experience.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Digita11y Accessible by Digita11y Accessible

Festival of Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Join Texhelp to celebrate the 10th GAAD! Hear from accessibility and inclusion experts from Texthelp, as well as speakers such as Debra Ruh, Robin Christopherson (Abilitynet) and Gareth Ford Williams (Readability Group). Attend sessions with experts from Scope, Content Design London and Research Institute for Disabled Consumers on accessibility legislation, the future of A11Y, fixing your top WCAG errors, making content and campaigns inclusive and more! Join live or receive the recordings

Learn more about Festival of Accessibility by texthelp

webinaire « Journée de sensibilisation à l’accessibilité (GAAD) » (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:30 AM-11:59 AM Europe/Paris (Paris, France)

Le pôle Design des services numérique de la Dinum vous propose une session ludique d’information dans le cadre de la Journée de sensibilisation à l’accessibilité (GAAD) : démonstration de démarche en ligne avec une synthèse vocale par une personne non-voyante et échanges. Quiz autour de l’accessibilité numérique (obligations légales…).

Learn more about webinaire « Journée de sensibilisation à l’accessibilité (GAAD) » by pôle Design des services numériques, direction interministérielle du numérique

GAAD21 Belgique – Anais Digital (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 9:30 AM-11:15 AM Europe/Brussels (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium)

Venez découvrir – 13 mythes autour de l’accessibilité numérique (9h30 – 10h15), – comment bien rédiger une alternative d’image, avec notre arbre décisionnel (10h15-10h45), – ce qu’est la rédaction FALC, facile à lire et à comprendre (10h45-11h15).

Learn more about GAAD21 Belgique – Anais Digital by Anais Digital

Disability Studies- Eine Disziplin stellt sich vor (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Europe/Berlin (Hagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)

Referent*innen Dr*in Mai-Anh Boger, Universität Bielefeld Prof*in Dr*in Swantje Köbsell, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin Rebecca Maskos, Hochschule Bremen Veranstalter: Universitätsbibliothek in Kooperation mit dem Referat für Chancengerechtigkeit und dem AStA der FernUniversität Moderation: Dr*in Jeanine Tuschling-Langewand, Universitätsbibliothek Bitte melden Sie sich an unter veranstaltungen.ub@fernuni-hagen.de

Learn more about Disability Studies- Eine Disziplin stellt sich vor by Fernuniversität in Hagen, Universitätsbibliothek

Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-2:30 PM America/New_York (Chattanooga, TN, United States of America)

The 3rd annual Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit will inspire transformative conversations about the inclusion of individuals with different abilities and accessibility innovations and ideas. This one-day, digital summit will include breakout sessions presented by accessibility experts and a keynote presentation from Chris Downey, a San Francisco-based architect who is blind.

Learn more about Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit by Signal Centers, Inc.

The path to WCAG 2.2 (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Join User Vision for a FREE 1hr briefing with Q&A on WCAG version 2.2. Our session will include: – Adopting WCAG 2.2 and how this affects UK legislation – Outline of the new success criteria with examples and best practices This is an essential session for anyone wanting to reach the widest audience with inclusively designed digital products and services, including e-commerce teams, designers, developers, product owners and management teams from all sectors that have an awareness of WCAG.”

Learn more about The path to WCAG 2.2 by User Vision

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Let’s talk about accessibility! (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM America/New_York (Harrisburg, PA, United States of America)

“Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Let’s talk about accessibility!” is a virtual event cohosted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Harrisburg University. We plan to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day by talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Let’s talk about accessibility! by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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