Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Every year, Global Accessibility Awareness Day is held on the third Thursday in May. It aims to get people talking and thinking about how the internet can be made accessible for people with disabilities.

Technology is amazing. We can quickly search the internet for any information we require. You can order food, read a paper or listen to a podcast. It’s common to feel that technology can be more burdensome than a blessing if you are blind, deaf or otherwise impaired.

Technology accessibility is the main theme of today’s conference. In an age where technology has become more integral to our lives every day, it’s more important than ever.

This day was first observed in 2015. It was made possible by Joe Devon’s blog post. The blog post, featured on mysqltalk.wordpress.com, talked about how accessibility was low on the list of important things when creating a website – and how this needed to change.

Jennison Asuncion saw the post and contacted Joe to discuss web accessibility. They joined forces to create the day, and they have been major players in making the internet more accessible to everyone.

The people behind Global Accessibility Awareness Day organize many events, both virtual and physical.

You can also find a lot of information online about how to make your website accessible. There are even webinars that you can watch to learn more about the issues and solutions to making your site accessible for all.

If you’re a designer or developer, you can also observe how it works by trying to navigate the site without using a trackpad or mouse. You can also use a screen reader to ensure that your site is accessible for disabled users.

Talk about the topic on social media with your friends and family, or at work.

The ultimate goal is to make large websites accessible and easy to use. With days like these in your calendar, we could achieve that goal sooner than we think.

Date

May 19 2024

Time

All Day

Location

International

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