The 8th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2019 is on May 16th, 2019. Global accessibility awareness day GAAD is marked on third Thursday of 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 opportunity for each one of us to understand the problems faced by persons with disabilities.
Why Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD?
The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. This is exactly what Maxability’s primary objective and hence we promote GAAD.
Learn more about Global accessibility awareness Day and how it started.
Join Us for Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2019
Attend a global accessibility awareness day GAAD 2019 in your city. Check the events that are planned around the globe. Many organizations plan for an awareness campaigns internal to their organization. Reach-out to HR, Diversity & Inclusion or accessibility teams within your organizations to know more.
No GAAD 2019 events in your city? Your company is not aware of global accessibility awareness day? Don’t worry, We have some ideas for you. You can be the advocate of digital accessibility in your organization. See below how to create awareness yourself and encourage teams around you. Do not forget to check the virtual events on May 16th.
• Write the sentence “Third Thursday of May every year 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 2019 events in India
Adobe Bangalore office
Adobe Bangalore is hosting an awareness event at the Platina Tech Park Office. The details are below.
Venue: Adobe Tower, Block A, Prestige Platina Tech Park Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Rd
Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
Register: Adobe Bangalore GAAD 2019 registration
Prakat Solutions Bangalore Office
Prakat Solutions Inc is hosting an awareness event at their Whitefield office. Details below.
Venue: PRAKAT SOLUTIONS Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Time: 4 PM onwards
Register: Prakat Bangalore GAAD 2019 registration
Deque Hyderabad Office
Deque Systems India is hosting an event at Hyderabad. Seats are limited and registration is mandatory. More details on Deque India GAAD event.
Venue: The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Madhapur, Hyderabad.
Time: 10 AM to 1 : 30 PM
Adobe Noida office
Adobe Noida is hosting an awareness event at the N – 132 Office. The details are below.
Venue: Plot A5, Noida-Greater Noida Expy, Sector 132, Noida,
Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
Register: Adobe Noida GAAD 2019 registration