On the 3rd Thursday of May, we encourage designers, developers, usability professionals, and everyone else to take an hour to experience first-hand the impact of digital accessibility (or lack thereof).
Publish a blog post on or before Global Accessibility Awareness Day, on the 3rd Thursday of each May, including background on GAAD and your organization or company’s commitment to digital accessibility.
Announce a digital accessibility-related initiative on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Reach Out to Associations or Organizations (4)
Identify and contact local Meetup or other associations or organizations of developers or designers (web, mobile, other tech), usability and other associated IT professionals and let them know that Global Accessibility Awareness Day is on the 3rd Thursday of each May, and ask them to inform their memberships.
Send an internal e-mail (e.g., to your IT staff, web development team, anyone involved in technology decision-making) informing them that the 3rd Thursday of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, discuss any accessibility initiatives that may be under way or remind staff of any technology accessibility policy that may exist and the role everyone plays in its success.
If you are a web design, usability, web development, digital agency, digital accessibility or related firm, send an e-mail to your clients on or before Global Accessibility Awareness Day, with a link to www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org, drawing attention to how your firm supports accessibility through services or education.
Let your favorite tech publication or better yet, reporter or columnist know the 3rd Thursday of each May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and encourage them to cover the event.