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Global Accessibility Awareness Day – GAAD

This year GAAD is celebrated on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Third Thursday of Each May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. What is GAAD and why is it important to celebrate this event every year?

 

purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.

 

The GAAD Foundation was launched in 2021 to mark GAAD’s 10th anniversary. Its mission is to disrupt the culture of technology and digital product development to include accessibility as a core requirement.

What is Digital Accessibility?

Every user deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web. Someone with a disability must be able to experience web-based services, content and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities. This awareness and commitment to inclusion is the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a global event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Where can I learn more about GAAD? Where can I engage in such events? You can learn more about GAAD and the events at: https://accessibility.day/ 

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