About Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
Thursday 9 May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) (http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/gaad.html), a day dedicated to increasing understanding and stimulating discussion about digital accessibility and inclusion.
Inspired by a blog post from Joe Devon that accessibility know-how needs to go mainstream with developers now (http://mysqltalk.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/challenge-accessibility-know-how-needs-to-go-mainstream-with-developers-now/), Global Accessibility Awareness Day has been embraced around the world with events and activities all planned for 9 May.
About the Canberra GAAD event
The Canberra web accessibility community is hosting an evening of accessibility lightning talks and a general catch up.
We have an AMAZING line-up of speakers with accessibility stories to share. These folks are passionate about what they will be sharing with us and will introduce us to new ways of thinking about inclusion and technology.
So come hang out with us on 9 May, for an educational, casual evening where we learn and talk and grow.
Enabling Environments - Huy Nguyen
A web video experience that doesn't suck - Christopher Giffard Accessibility report structure - Danny Thomas Testing with people with disabilities - Rhiannon Thomas Mobile accessibility - Jake MacMullin Accessible presentations - Andrew Arch
Got an idea for a talk? Please get in touch with Ruth or Andrew or post to this meetup group with your talk idea.
This event is for everyone: designers, developers, business analysts, business folks, Occupational Health & Safety people, disability policy folks and anyone interested in accessibility.
There will be some nibbles provided thanks to our supporters. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.
Previous GAADS and resources
Ideas from last year’s GAAD and resources are on the GAAD website (http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/).
Show your support for the effort and stay up to date by liking and sharing the global event's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/globalaccessibilityawarenessday). Follow @gbla11yday on Twitter (https://twitter.com/gbla11yday) and tweet using the #GAAD hashtag (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaad&src=hash).
Digress Restaurant & Cocktail Bar (http://www.digress.com.au/) - providing the venue
Stamford Interactive (http://stamfordinteractive.com.au/) - helping you design inclusive user experiences
Want to help support this event? Money will be used to fund food on the night. Please get in touch :)