Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2020

The 9th eddition of Global Accessibility awareness day GAAD 2020 is on May 21st 2020.

Lack of awareness is the primary problem for digital accessibility. As the saying goes, “The world is not a problem the problem is your unawareness.” Almost a decade ago, Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon, two accessibility evangelists recognized that lack of awareness is the key problem in digital accessibility. That discussion has led to the first ever Global Accessibility awareness day GAAD.

Third Thursday in May is recognized as Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) since then. Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020 is going to be on May 21st.

Various events of course virtually this year are organized in different parts of the world. Check the events that are available at your convenient time zone.

Here are somethings you may want to check.

Subscribe to Maxability YouTube and Win a prize

Subscribe to our Youtube channel on or before May 24th, 2020 to be eligible for a draw. We will select 3 lucky winners and give a surprise gift. For any questions send an email to

We will release one video every day in this week of GAAD 2020. Not just subscribing, watch the technical knowledge sharing videos.

Virtual Panel discussion Giftabled

A virtual digital panel discussion is hosted by Giftabled on May 20th, 2020 between 4 PM and 4.45 PM. More details and registration can be found on the giftabled website.

On Giftabled website you can find other GAAD 2020 events planned by them.

Evaluation and Perspective Videos by W3C

Are you not aware anything about digital accessibility? Do you want to begin the journey from GAAD 2020? Here are some videos from W3C.

Teach Access trivia game

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2020, Teach Access has created an accessibility trivia game for you to play at home. And you can win Teach Access swag just for playing!

Read more about the teach access trivia game.

Other GAAD 2020 events

Deque India events

Mitra Jyothi and Prakat

Hello a11y

A complete list of Global events can be found on Global Accessibility Awareness day events page.

Related articles from Maxability

From the beginning Maxability is supporting Global Accessibility awareness day. For thoughts and ideas you may want to browse through all previous Maxability GAAD articles below.



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Rakesh Paladugula is a dedicated accessibility enthusiast with wide experience on all forms of digital accessibility. He is a trainer, mentor, advisor, advocate and evangelist. He believes in the modern socio-scientific world digital accessibility is a fundamental right of every citizen including those who have disabilities, low literacy and are from economically backward.

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