Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Submitted by: Alia Gant

May 17th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day or GAAD. This is the 7th year for this initiative to build awareness regarding technology and overall discussion about access for individuals with disabilities. GAAD has stated the following regarding this initiative, “the target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.”

Throughout the month, an array of events are taking place throughout the world, both in person as well as virtually to discuss awareness of disabilities and accessibility. These events can be found here .

To celebrate GAAD, the Libraries Accessibility Committee will show a webinar describing and introducing screen readers. You may also sign up to watch the webinar remotely by using the following link:–VTBYDlm5UdireMqVkd14QKvdFr6zKUfO3x_dFec58y-Sz7tJ0ouGZT9AxP5JJz91781B9qOAi8hfsPMeKDtqeAz0eew&_hsmi=62135157

The webinar will start at 1 pm on May 17, in room 403, Paterno Library.

We hope to see you there!