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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EDF Accessibility Day (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 9:30 AM-3:30 PM Europe/London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

To celebrate Global Accessibility Day, 20th May EDF is organising a selection of internal webinars, workshops and a quiz to help grow our accessibility knowledge and learn more about being inclusive.

Learn more about EDF Accessibility Day by EDF energy

Audio Description and Captioning (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 9:30 AM-11:00 AM America/Chicago (United States of America)

GAAD celebration training for employees of Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and Information Services employees: Audio Description and Captioning: What are they and how to meet the state standards.

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

Showcase of Curated Accessibility Videos (In Person)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-10:00 PM America/New_York (Boston, Masachusetts, United States of America)

Showcase of curated Accessibility Videos and talks by experts in the field.

Learn more about Showcase of Curated Accessibility Videos by codemantra

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

UC/UCSF GAAD Virtual Events All Day (Private/Internal)

20 May 2021 | 10:00 AM-4:30 PM America/Los_Angeles (United States of America)

Multiple free events are scheduled throughout the day. We’ll start with a fast-paced webinar in the morning hosted by the University of California. Then the UCSF location is hosting multiple individual events in the afternoon on Universal Design Principles, the Interactive Process for staff and student disability accommodations, and a DEI Digital Accessibility Allies Panel to round off the day.

Learn more about UC/UCSF GAAD Virtual Events All Day by University of California San Francisco

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