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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

 

GAAD's purpose is to get people talking, thinking and learning about how to make digital (web, software, mobile) tools accessible to users with different abilities.

 

 

May 15th marks the second ever annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day to get people thinking about what it's like to require special accommadations when accessing information  

 

According to Merriam-Webster, accessible means "able to be reached or approached."   For people working in the web design, development, usability, and other related communities, accessibility means that what they build, shape, and fund should be able to be seen, used, and understood by as many people as possible– including people with disabilities.

 

The reality is that people working in these communities often do not know how or where to start.   Says Joe Devon, whose blog serrved as the inspiration for GAAD, "Awareness comes first." 

 

GAAD co-founder Jennison Asuncion talks about how to build awareness:

 


What You Can Do

For more information on events and to learn more about various accessibility needs,