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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Challenge: Fix Your Content Day Challenge 2020 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

Blackboard hosts our first-ever Fix Your Content Day Challenge, a 24-hour competition committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content across institutions globally.

Learn more about Challenge: Fix Your Content Day Challenge 2020 by Blackboard

King Candy Crush (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

To honor Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Candy Crush developers are asking their users how they can make Candy Crush Friends deliver the best and most accessible game experience for everyone.

Learn more about King Candy Crush by King

Article: AccessWorld Recognizes Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 12:00 AM-11:59 PM GMT

This month, on May 21, AccessWorld will recognize the 9th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). 

Learn more about Article: AccessWorld Recognizes Global Accessibility Awareness Day by American Foundation for the Blind

Article: Apple is celebrating GAAD w/ a host of apps & features (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 12:00 AM

Apple will celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21 by highlighting its work to improve accessibility across its hardware, software and customer support, the company announced Thursday.

Learn more about Article: Apple is celebrating GAAD w/ a host of apps & features by CNN

Podcast: Special Episode of A11Y Rules on GAAD 2020 (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 12:01 AM-12:45 AM GMT

Special episode of the A11y Rules Podcast for GAAD 2020, featuring 4 guest speakers

Learn more about Podcast: Special Episode of A11Y Rules on GAAD 2020 by A11y Rules Podcast

Post Lockdown Digital Accessibility Imperative (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:30 AM-02:00 AM GMT

This year our discussion will focus on how businesses need to consider digital accessibility; it is a digital accessibility imperative. Not only is it the right thing to do to ensure everyone has an equitable experience, but there are multiple other business benefits of considering accessibility from the beginning.

Learn more about Post Lockdown Digital Accessibility Imperative by Access Advisors NZ

Digital Accessibility Imperative Post COVID-19 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:30 AM-02:15 AM GMT (Springston, New Zealand)

InternetNZ, Access Advisors and the Access Alliance have come together to host a 90-minute online event designed to start a discussion around the ‘Post Lockdown Digital Accessibility Imperative’. 

Learn more about Digital Accessibility Imperative Post COVID-19 by Access Advisors

GAAD Japan 2020 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 12:45 AM-10:00 AM GMT (Japan)

One day webinar with 8 sessions by Japanese web accessibility advocates. UD Talk will provide automated real-time captions allowing you to translate captions into your own language.

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2020 by GAAD Japan

Release of White Paper: “Digital Accessibility: Perceptions, Expectations and Reality” (Activity)

21 May 2020 – 31 Dec 2020 | 01:00 AM-02:00 AM GMT (Perth, Western Australia, Australia)

The white paper will be available free of charge from Web Key IT Pty Ltd from May 21st. The white paper is the result of research conducted last year with both organisations and individuals in Australia and internationally. 

Learn more about Release of White Paper: “Digital Accessibility: Perceptions, Expectations and Reality” by Web Key IT Pty Ltd

Virtual Events & Accessibility: Accelerating Through The Turn (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 01:00 AM-05:00 PM GMT

The world is shifting under our feet – our corporate events, concerts, weddings, and more have been canceled due to an inability to convene in person. This ‘turn’ in the events/meetings industry is unprecedented but leaves us with a golden opportunity.

Learn more about Virtual Events & Accessibility: Accelerating Through The Turn by Taoti

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