Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

  • May 9, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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San Diego Semantic Web Meetup is supporting Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD is a community-driven international effort to increase awareness of digital (web, software, mobile app/device, touch screen kiosk, etc.) accessibility for people with disabilities.

Do you know how well the interfaces you design or build work for users with disabilities? Users browsing the web with accessibility devices are often frustrated by the barriers that we as designers & developers unknowingly put in their way.

The global link is:

http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

You can Like GAAD on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/globalaccessibilityawarenessday

To learn more about e.g. screen readers (the focus of the LA Semantic Web GAAD Talk)

You can watch this youtube video

https://www.facebook.com/globalaccessibilityawarenessday

But there are many other computer assisted devices, from braille readers to others and the aim of GAAD is to raise awareness in the technology community.

Pratik Patel will we presenting:

This presentation will provide a brief introduction to accessibility to webcontent, devices, and how people with disabilities access information. We will discuss types of disabilities, assistive technologies to access content and information, web sites and document access, as well as integration of usability and accessibility.

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  • Tom K.

    Great presentation; I learned a lot about accessibility issues.

    May 10, 2012

  • Mark S K.

    Great! I enjoyed the session, speaker was remote, and did a wonderful job!

    May 10, 2012

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