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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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

Accessibility workshops for designers, developer, content creators and project managers (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 – 28 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-5:00 PM Europe/Oslo (Norway)

We will have 4 almost full days of workshops; 2 Thursdays and 2 Fridays. In the first week we will begin with the basics, so that everybody will be on the same page with regards to accessibility and so that they will be able to build upon these basics. In the second week we will have an external, veteran accessibility lead presenting more advanced concepts of accessibility. We will also include people with disabilities and work together with them on some common problems and fixes.

Learn more about Accessibility workshops for designers, developer, content creators and project managers by ItumX AS

ASL Workshop (Internal) (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 4:00 AM-8:00 AM America/New_York (Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America)

The Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore will host a virtual ASL workshop for 3Play Media employees at 4pm EST. Participants should note this event requires cameras ON due to the visual nature of ASL – participation is not mandatory, but is encouraged!

Learn more about ASL Workshop (Internal) by 3Play Media

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

Blog Post (Activity)

20 May 2021 | 6:00 AM-7:00 PM Western European Time, Greenwich Mean Time (New York City, New York, United States of America)

A Blog Post describing how Inclusion and Diversity promote Accessibility by Magic EdTech (Digital Learning Solutions & Product Company)

Learn more about Blog Post by Magic EdTech

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

Immersive Accessibility (Activity)

20 May 2021 – 21 May 2021 | 8:00 AM-11:59 PM Europe/Madrid (Barcelona, Spain)

Immersive Accessibility GAAD at UAB will display a 360 video where some accessibility service solutions have been edited such as captions/subtitles and audio description. This is part of the research activities within EU funded projects SOCLOSE, TRACTION and MediaVerse.

Learn more about Immersive Accessibility by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

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