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.
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.
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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.