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The 10th edition of Global Accessibility awareness day GAAD 2021 is on May 20th 2021.
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.
GAAD is marked on the Third Thursday of May every year. The Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2021 is on May 20th.
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 some activities you may want to start doing.

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Events for GAAD 2021 during Indian Time zone

Between 12 PM and 2.30 PM IST

Broadband India forum is doing a virtual event on digital dialogs. Two sessions with Eminent Speakers: from around the globe. The speakers range from Academia, technology industry, non profit organizations and global institutes.
The details of the sessions including the speaker details are on the BIF blog post. No signup required. Login online at the time of event  on Google meet.

Between 2.30 PM and 4.30 PM IST

Ask an expert session by Deque India. An interesting session for you to login and ask an expert on anything related to digital accessibility.
Wondering what this means for you? OR have questions on implementing digital accessibility strategically at your organization? OR don’t know how and where to start?
Join the virtual open forum to ask your accessibility questions and get answers from accessibility experts.
Click here to register and submit your questions

Between 5.30 PM and 10.00 PM IST

Hello a11y presents series of sessions. They have got something for everyone! If you are a developer, designer, project manager or just want to get started on accessibility, they got you covered.
Watch the event on Youtube on the day or signup today.
Complete information of the event is on hello a11y blog post.

What else

We at Maxability recognize the need of enhancing the user experience in all walks of life. Different organizations use different tools for attending these events. So, for handy reference we collected keyboard commands for meeting tools at one place.


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.


  1. ♿Inviting you to be a part of the “10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day”!


    Join us to learn about different perspectives and experiences on the topic from leaders from multiple sectors and backgrounds.

    🎉 Launching On 20th May 2021

    The purpose of the event is to get people talking, thinking, and learning how to “effectively design inclusive solutions” that ensure usability for all.

    👩🏻This year, listen to industry leaders, Educational Institutions, Non – Profits and other change-makers share their experiences and help you make a difference.

    🧔🏼This event is free for anyone interested in taking a step towards being a part of a more inclusive world. This could be designers, developers, policymakers, business owners, leaders, or anyone creating solutions for the use of people.

    🗓️ When: Starting 20th May 2021
    💻 Where: Online –

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