Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an annual event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. This year, we’ll be celebrating on Thursday, May 21st.
Right now, with so many activities shifting online, digital accessibility is more important than ever before. Why? Because everyone needs to be able to do things like participate in distance learning, research their candidates in an upcoming election or schedule an online care appointment — and the good news is that there are ways to include everyone, regardless of age, ability or means of access.
Here at Perkins Access, we recognize the importance of accessibility every day — so we’re extra-excited to have everyone join us for GAAD. Here are just some of the ways our team plans to celebrate:
- Jennifer Sagalyn, Director of Strategic Partnerships – Jennifer is celebrating GAAD by reaching out to Perkins Access clients to thank them for their commitment to accessibility.
- Kelsey Bronski, Senior Marketing Specialist – Kelsey is celebrating GAAD by watching W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s short videos that cover everything web accessibility — from the first review to involving users in the process.
If you’re wondering how you can celebrate GAAD, we have a few suggestions:
Test your knowledge with our accessibility quiz – this 10-question quiz is a great place to get started. Find out how much you know and spend time learning more about topics that are new to you.
Sign up to receive our monthly digital accessibility newsletter – once a month, you’ll receive a collection of all the best and smartest ideas on digital accessibility from all over.
Follow #GAAD and share a post using the hashtag – find out how others are celebrating GAAD and raise awareness for digital accessibility within your network.
Share our guide to gorgeous accessible design with your friends and colleagues – accessibility can be gorgeous — see how six of the smartest brands have created inclusive digital experiences without sacrificing great design.
We’re so glad there is a day that focuses on celebrating accessibility around the world, because it’s on our mind 24×7. If we’ve got you thinking more about accessibility and how to make sure your digital products are built with accessibility in mind, get in touch today — we can help!