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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Web Accessibility & Automated Testing (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

We’re proud to bring you a webinar with guest speaker Ivan Noé from Chapman University to provide an overview on web accessibility and the impact it has on the disability community. He’ll be joined by Ghost Inspector Founder & CEO, Justin Klemm. Justin will guide us through how to evaluate and address common accessibility issues on your website.

Learn more about Web Accessibility & Automated Testing by Ghost Inspector

Learn how Spellex Write-Assist improves reading, writing, and speech comprehension. (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-10:45 AM America/New_York (Tampa, FL, United States of America)

Take a look at Spellex’s assistive technology products and course specific vocabularies that provide basic literacy assistance for students and professionals. We will provide a brief overview of our speech and spelling vocabularies for the fields of nursing, medicine, science, engineering, and law, and show a complete demonstration of new enhancements to Spellex Write-Assist, our all-in-one AT Solution for neurodiverse individuals.

Learn more about Learn how Spellex Write-Assist improves reading, writing, and speech comprehension. by Spellex Corporation

The Future of Accessible Websites (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Asia/Jerusalem (Hod Hasharon, Israel)

Zoom conference especially for GAAD day together with Access Israel, The Israeli Internet Association, and The Commission of People with Disabilities. We will host GAAD Founder, IAAP, Pannel of users with disabilities, web site specialist, and accessibility technology.

Learn more about The Future of Accessible Websites by Access Israel

Central Digital and Data Office GAAD accessibility sessions (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-3:30 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

A series of talks for the UK public sector.

Learn more about Central Digital and Data Office GAAD accessibility sessions by Central Digital Data Office (CDDO) – Cabinet Office UK

iCIMS 5th Annual GAAD Celebration (Virtual)

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

To increase awareness of web accessibility, iCIMS is going to be holding our 5th annual GAAD celebration. This year, our internal event will be open to the entire company to bring visibility to our coworkers around the world!

Learn more about iCIMS 5th Annual GAAD Celebration by iCIMS

GAAD Japan 2021 (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Asia/Tokyo (Japan)

One day webinar with more than 10 sessions presented by Japanese experts and advocates on digital accessibility including web, mobile and game. UD Talk will provide automated real-time captions allowing you to translate captions into your own languages.

Learn more about GAAD Japan 2021 by GAAD Japan

Accessibility Teachers’ Coffee Hour (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM America/New_York (United States of America)

Celebrate GAAD with colleagues from across time-zones. Here, we will get together as educators, faculty and teachers of digital accessibility to talk about our unique field in a context of collaboration and mutual support. Themed breakout groups will focus on: the challenges of teaching accessibility; our values and approaches; strategies for student engagement; and teaching and learning tasks and activities.

Learn more about Accessibility Teachers’ Coffee Hour by Teach Access

Digital Accessibility: Where To Begin? (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:30 AM-5:00 PM America/New_York (United States of America)

The day’s programming will begin with informational sessions streamed on the Disability Unite platform and Zoom, conducted by experts from the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Project Access for All covering a broad range of topics including where to start with making your website accessible, creating accessible flyers, captioning and describing your videos and writing alt-text for images on social media.

Learn more about Digital Accessibility: Where To Begin? by NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Project Access for All, Disability Unite

GAAD 2021 at Atos (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 10:45 AM-7:30 PM Europe/Paris (France)

This year we are running a virtual event which will be livestreamed across multiple social media channels running from 10:45 – 19:45 (CET) with presenters from across the globe. This is event is aimed at engaging the widest possible audience on the topic so whilst there will be academics and expert practitioners there are also business leaders including our CEO Elie Girard participating. We hope during the course of the day to provide something of interest to everyone.

Learn more about GAAD 2021 at Atos by Atos

Webinar: How Marketing & Digital Teams can take on Web Accessibility (Virtual)

20 May 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Australia/Sydney (Australia)

Whether you’re new to the concept of web accessibility or already well on the path to compliance, it’s important to acknowledge that an accessible website is a journey, not a destination. Join Andrew Soderberg, Global Director of Customer Success, and Naomi Kroll, APAC Marketing Coordinator, from Monsido for this live webinar. We’ll cover: – The ‘why’ behind web accessibility and how it impacts everyone – Tips for Marketing & Digital teams – Decoding changing compliance standards in 2021

Learn more about Webinar: How Marketing & Digital Teams can take on Web Accessibility by Monsido

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