GAAD 2021

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) began as an idea from a social media post in 2011 to bring awareness to digital accessibility. Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion decided to create an event each year to celebrate. This is what we now know as GAAD, celebrated the third Thursday of May each year.

GAAD 2021 Events

Share with us your GAAD Plans and we will promote it through our newsletters and social media outlets throughout the month of May!

t12t meetup - Creating an accessibility culture at work!
Enjoy 2 hours of different discussions on the topic of how to get an accessibility mindset at your workplace!


Festival of Accessibility Speaker, Mark McCusker, Vice Chair, IAAP Global Leadership Council
Festival of Accessibility
Date:
May 20, 2021
Time: All day virtual event

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day our partners at Texthelp are hosting their first ever Festival of Accessibility & Inclusion.

To mark the tenth anniversary of GAAD, join sessions with Texthelp accessibility experts as well as speakers such as our Vice Chair Mark McCusker, Debra Ruh, CEO Ruh Global, Robin Christopherson, head of Digital Inclusion, Abilitynet, Gareth Ford Williams, Director, The Readability Group.

Enjoy keynote sessions and panel discussions, geared at helping you make a difference in the digital world. Find out all you need to know about web accessibility legislation and forthcoming deadlines.

You’ll also have the chance to have your questions answered by the experts.  Register to attend Festival of Accessibility.

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Siteimprove GAAD Day Event

Thursday, May 20, 2021, marks the 10th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Join Siteimprove for a virtual celebration as we unite people from around North America who are passionate about making the web a better place for all its users. Learn from those who do it best through an insightful day of webinars and discussions that will empower people to do more with digital accessibility.

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Funka pre-GAAD Event

During this 3-hour event, hear from market leading authoring tool producers and accessibility experts who have joined forces to make sure web authors get better support when creating accessible content. We will demonstrate the exciting results from two EU-funded research projects, where brand new features for accessibility by default have been developed. 19 May, 13:00-16:00 CET

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Funka GAAD Special: Emerging Tech and Accessibility

20 May 2021 marks the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day! To celebrate this, Funka invites you to a special webinar on emerging tech and accessibility. Together with our panel of developers and experts, we’ll shine a spotlight on how technological innovation can empower and include persons with disabilities – and the accessibility hurdles that remain to be cleared. 20 May, 13.00 - 14.00 PM CET

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AudioEye Accessibility Testing Insights Webinar

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is coming up on Thursday, May 20th! To celebrate, experts from AudioEye will be hosting a free webinar on Accessibility Testing Insights. In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for manually testing websites, mobile apps and PDF documents. You'll hear from four speakers, participate in polls and have the chance to win prizes! 12:00 pm PT | 3:00 pm ET.
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Accessibility Oz Webinar: Web Accessibility in the UK

What are the accessibility requirements in the UK? AccessibilityOz has been working with UK companies for the past ten years to make their content accessible. Learn what you need to do and celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with us!


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