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Global Accessibility Awareness Day Is May 16

Monday, May 13, 2024

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) focuses on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities worldwide. This year, GAAD is May 16.

Participate in GAAD by dedicating time to explore and grow your digital accessibility skills.

Not sure where to start? Visit the Office of Digital Accessibility website for resources and to learn more about accessibility concepts.  

Office of Digital Accessibility resources

The Office of Digital Accessibility has numerous resources to help you prioritize accessibility when creating new digital spaces and ensure the accessibility of your content and web infrastructure. 

These resources include:

Accessibility concepts

Familiarize yourself with accessibility concepts to help you integrate digital accessibility into your work processes:

  • Accessible web content: Ensure your website or web applications meet accessibility standards or create an accessible website (via Stanford Web Services). 
  • Captions: Maximize the value of videos by delivering content that can be accessed by all. Learn how to caption your videos or explore Stanford-preferred captioning vendors.
  • PDF remediation: Need help fixing and delivering accessible PDF documents? Equidox, a web-based PDF remediation tool, simplifies the process of fixing inaccessible PDF documents.

While it's important to implement accessibility best practices year-round, participating in GAAD offers additional opportunities to solidify your commitment to creating an accessible digital landscape for all.

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