2019 Global Accessibility Awareness Fair

May 16, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to use and create digital technology that’s inclusive to people with different disabilities on Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Launched in 2012, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) takes place annually on the third Thursday in May. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. GAAD started in 2011 as a way for web developers to educate themselves and others about how to create web pages that are accessible to people with disabilities and has since become an international initiative with events around the globe. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.

Join the Library for the Global Accessibility Fair where we will have different stations to learn more about digital accessibility, including:

  • NoMouse Challenge: Use only the keyboard for computer navigation
  • Aira Assistive Technology Demo
  • Web Accessibility with SiteImprove
  • Projects highlights
  • Resources and information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Jenn Dandle, (858) 822-4249, jdandle@ucsd.edu