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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ICT & Digital Government of South Australia GAAD Lunch ‘n Learn (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 01:30 AM-02:30 AM GMT (Australia)

ICT and the Digital Government of South Australia are hosting an online ‘lunch and learn’ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

Guest presenter Dr. Scott Hollier is the Director of the Centre for Accessibility Initiative and invited expert for the W3C WAI APA Research Questions Task Force (RQTF).

Learn more about ICT & Digital Government of South Australia GAAD Lunch ‘n Learn by Government of South Australia

Accessibility Conferences Recap (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 01:45 AM-03:45 AM GMT (PortlandOregon)

Join us to hear about three recent events: CSUN Conference, HXD Conference, and AccessU. We’ll have hosted presenters talking about their experiences, and will open the floor for others who attended to share their learnings as well.

Learn more about Accessibility Conferences Recap by Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup

Offer: Free Technology for Websites (Activity)

21 May 2020 – 01 Sep 2020 | 05:01 AM-04:59 AM GMT (Lake WorthFlorida)

ADA Site Compliance is honoring Global Awareness Accessibility Day by offering their proprietary accessibility solution for free. 

Learn more about Offer: Free Technology for Websites by ADA Site Compliance

Looking Back/Looking Forward: 20 years of Digital Accessibility – Webinar (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 05:30 AM-06:40 AM GMT (Australia)

Join the Digital Access Team and our special guest, Bruce Maguire, talking about the changes we’ve seen over the past 20 years, and our predictions for the future of Digital Accessibility 

Learn more about Looking Back/Looking Forward: 20 years of Digital Accessibility – Webinar by Vision Australia

A11y Bytes 2020 (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 06:00 AM-08:00 AM GMT (Australia)

A11Y Bytes is celebrating its 7th Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Join us for a dynamic fast-paced evening of lightning talks about digital accessibility and the needs and preferences of people with disabilities. All sessions streamed on YouTube with live captions.

Learn more about A11y Bytes 2020 by A11y Bytes

“Godzina bez myszy” (Hour without a mouse) (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 07:00 AM-09:00 PM GMT (Poland)

How to take part in this event? Just do not use the mouse or touchpad for the selected hour during this day. These are devices that cannot be used by many people with disabilities – including blind people who use a keyboard instead of a mouse. Correctly built websites allow them to navigate freely using only tablature, arrows and keyboard shortcuts.

Learn more about “Godzina bez myszy” (Hour without a mouse) by Integracja Foundation

Tech Webinar: Accessibility Matters! (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:30 AM-08:10 AM GMT (Bangalore, India)

As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re hosting this webinar on 21st May to further the discussion on accessible tech. Join us as we discuss what accessibility means and explore the need for building accessible applications. We’ll also talk about the many types of disabilities, and how to build and test accessible apps.

Learn more about Tech Webinar: Accessibility Matters! by ThoughtWorks

Accessibility Summit (Virtual)

21 May 2020 | 07:30 AM-12:30 PM GMT

The Digital Accessibility Unit of the Ministry of Digital Affairs has decided to celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day by organizing a teleconference during which you will be able to learn about what Polish specialists in digital access are doing.

Learn more about Accessibility Summit by Ministry of Digital Affairs of Poland

Celebrem l’accessibilitat! (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 08:00 AM-08:00 PM GMT (Barcelona, Spain)

To celebrate the 9th edition of GAAD, the Catalan Association for the Promotion of Accessibility (ACPA) has brought together over 25 accessibility users, researchers and professionals to reflect on positive new initiatives and room for improvement in the field of accessibility. During the day, their proposals will be disseminated via the association’s social networks. 

Learn more about Celebrem l’accessibilitat! by Associació Catalana per la Promoció de l’Accessibilitat

Internal: GAAD Speaker Series (Activity)

21 May 2020 | 08:00 AM-12:00 PM GMT

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the Workday Accessibility team will be hosting a digital speaker series focused on inclusive experiences. We’re also hosting an screen reader scavenger hunt.

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