Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2024: Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces

World map made out of blue dots with GAAD logo
May 16, 2024
10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Whether you are just starting your journey in understanding digital accessibility or working to stay current on accessibility trends, this year’s UC Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event is for you! Join the UC Electronic Accessibility Committee for GAAD 2024: Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces. Together, we can help create a more accessible world for all!

What to expect at this year’s event

UC tech leaders will share highlights of their locations’ accessibility projects during a short panel. Then, UC staff will host lightning talks to share practical accessibility skills, explain the importance of digital accessibility and answer audience questions. Finally, we’ll demonstrate how everyone can have a fun-filled life when technology is accessible.

Event highlights will include:

  • Innovative, real-world accessibility projects taking place at UC campuses
  • Accessible PowerPoint tips and tricks, featuring Jill Wolters, web standards program manager, UCSF
  • Accessibility in the classroom, featuring Rachel Leigh Bellofatto, director of academic and emerging technologies, UC Merced
  • Leading laterally, featuring Brian McNeilly, web accessibility specialist, UC Office of the President

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with webinar information. The event will be recorded and will feature live-captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. If you have another accommodation request, please send it to by Monday, May 13, 2024.

About the UC Electronic Accessibility Committee

The UC Electronic Accessibility Committee upholds UC’s commitment to supporting an IT environment that is accessible to all, and in particular to individuals with disabilities, by facilitating systemwide coordination of, and communication about, IT-accessibility-related issues. Members, who include representatives from every UC location, identify and lead systemwide initiatives and projects that support and align the implementation of the UC IT Accessibility Policy and help the university provide an accessible electronic environment.

Visit the UC electronic accessibility webpage to learn more about UC’s commitment to digital accessibility and to explore an array of best practices and tools to inform your work. You can also explore past years’ GAAD webinars on the Electronic Accessibility Committee website.

For questions, contact Judy Thai or Laurel Skurko.

Sponsor: UC Electronic Accessibility Committee


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