Welcome to the home page of the first Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), taking place May 9 2012. Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort whose goal is to dedicate one day to raising the profile of and introducing the topic of digital (web, software, mobile app/device etc.) accessibility and people with different disabilities to the broadest audience possible.
Many designers, developers, champions of information and communication technology (ICT) use, and others are unaware of what needs to be done and where they can go to learn how to make technologies accessible and inclusive to users with different disabilities. Another reality is that professionals who work in the field of digital accessibility often find themselves preaching to the converted. Global Accessibility Awareness day’s mission is to help improve these situations.
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On May 9, whether you participate in an organized activity with others or not, join us and take an hour out of your day to experience digital accessibility first-hand.