The 6th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2017 is on May 18th. GAAD is marked on third Thursday in May every year. It’s interesting to see the world talking about accessibility and experiencing the problems arising due to inaccessible digital content, and software products. GAAD is also an opertunity for each one of us to understand the problems faced by persons with disabilities. Awareness towards accessibility and sensitivity towards disabilities are the primary objectives of global accessibility awareness day (GAAD). These are the primary objectives for Maxability too and hence we promote GAAD through our blog.
Attend a global accessibility awareness day GAAD 2017 event in your city. Check the list of cities that conduct GAAD 2017. Many companies plan to have an awareness campaigns internal to their organization. Reachout to HR, Diversity & Inclusion or accessibility teams within your organizations to know more.
No GAAD 2017 events in your city? Your company is not aware of GAAD 2017? Don’t worry, We have some ideas for you. See below how to create awareness yourself and encourage teams around you.
Simple checks to observe accessibility
- Can a user with wheel chair comfortably reach your work station from the main entrance?
- Write the sentence “Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day” on Facebook and post it to public. Wait!!! do this just with keyboard. Some computer users cannot use mouse.
- Try calling a friend from your smart phone, the challenge is do it in sunlight. This is how low vision users experience the digital content
- Watch video, just watch it, close your years, experience the difficulty faced by deaf or hard-of-hearing users.
- If you own a website or a developer/ QA engineer do these simple checks on your websites. It just takes 10 minutes
Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2017 events in India
Deque Software Pvt Ltd at Hyderabad
WHEN: 18 MAY 2017
02:00 PM to 7:00 PM
T-HUB CATALYST BUILDING
IIIT-H Campus, Gachibowli
Registration and information
Mitra Jyothi, Prakat Solutions and CIS at Bangalore
When: May 18th, From 2: 00 pm to 7: 00 p.m
NIMHANS Convention Centre
Lakkasandra, Behind Bus Stop
Bengaluru, KARNATAKA 560029
GAAD 2017 celebrations by Paypal at Bangalore
When: May 18th, From 10: 00 am to 1: 00 p.m
PayPal India Pvt. Ltd.
8th Floor, Tower 11, Pritech Park SEZ
RMZ Eco Space Campus, Bellandur, Outer Ring Road
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103
GAAD 2017 by Aubergine Solutions Pvt. Ltd at Ahmedabad
On May 19th, between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm on basics of web accessibility. Details on GAAD 2017 at Ahmedabad.