Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2016

The 5th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is on May 19th Thursday. It’s interesting to see the world talking about accessibility and experiencing the problems due to inaccessible infrastructure, digital content, software etc. GAAD is also an opertunity for individuals to understand the problems encountered by persons with disabilities. Awareness towards accessibility and sensitivity towards disabilities are the primary goals for global accessibility awareness day (GAAD). These are the primary goals for Maxability too and hence we
promote GAAD.

Attend a global accessibility awareness day (GAAD in your city. Check the list of citiesExternal Website that conduct GAAD.Many companies are doing awareness campaigns internally. Reachout to HR, disability encouragement teams or accessibility teams within your organizations if any such events are conducted internally. If not you can still experience the following simple checks to understand the problems encountered due to inaccessible infrastructure, software or digital content.

Simple checks to observe accessibility

  1. Examin the barriers you can observe for a wheel chair user to enter your home or office.
  2. Write the sentence “Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day” on Facebook and post without using mouse from the time you enter the URL in the address bar until post it to identify the problems of people with motor difficulties.
  3. Try calling a friend from your smart phone in the day light to observe the low vision experience.
  4. Observe the videoExternal Website closing your ears to understand the experience of a deaf or hard of hearing user.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) events in India

Deque Software Pvt Ltd and NASSCOM foundation at Hyderabad

WHEN: 19 MAY 2016

02:30 PM to 06:00 PM
IIIT-H Campus, Gachibowli
Hyderabad- India
Phone: 9652129697
Registration and informationExternal Website

Mitra Jyothi, Prakat Solutions and Rotary Koramangala at Bangalore

When: May 19th, From 5: 00 pm to 7: 00 p.m
Mitra Jyothi Auditorium,
C.A. Site No. P 22,
31st Main, 18th Cross,
HSR Layout, Sector I,
Behind NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology)
Bangalore: 560102
Phone: 080-22587623/24/25
Registration and informationExternal Website

About Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

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