Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

16 May 2019

We’re marking the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of Global Accessibility Awareness day logoGAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

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. 

Read more on the GAAD website 

Read about digital accessibility on our some of our member and friends sites:

RNIB Cymru 

Henshaws

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Abilitynet

European Accessibility Act

 

 

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