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How can I participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day?

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) focuses on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities worldwide. This year’s GAAD is May 18.

While it’s important to implement accessibility best practices all year round, there are many ways you can participate in GAAD, solidifying your commitment to creating an accessible digital landscape for all.

Where to start

Start by utilizing resources on the Office of Digital Accessibility website.  

These resources include:

  • Digital content guides: Have a presentation planned? Creating modules in Canvas? Follow step-by-step guides for common software applications to improve the accessibility of your digital content and engage with diverse audiences.
  • Concepts breakdowns: Unsure how to write effective alternative text? Need help captioning video content? Get well-versed in accessibility best practices to improve content clarity and accessibility.
  • Office hours: Have questions? Need your website content evaluated for accessibility? Sign up for accessibility office hours to answer questions, conduct evaluations, and more.

Attend events

There are several online GAAD events you can attend throughout this month or next:

Learn more

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