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#GAAD Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018

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Join us for the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) celebration on May 17th 2018. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. More info about GAAD

This year, we are including lightning talks from members in the community. We welcome everyone, if you have a topic in mind, please reach one of the organizers!

Door prize! Win a free ticket to 1/2 day course "eAccessibility with David Berman: WCAG 2.0 for Web, Office, InDesign, PDF: June[masked]" on June 13, More info about the course

* Location (accessible):
OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
571 Somerset Street West, Ottawa.
- If you have special need. Let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you.

* Pizza dinner - may be?
$10 contribution is recommended for an amazing Pizza dinner!
We will order Pizza with the collected contributions

* Schedule:
6:30pm: Doors open and socialization time

7:00pm: announcements and door prize

7:05pm: Going Beyond WCAG - Setting Up Personalizable Display Preferences on Your Site
- by Mike Gifford @mgifford

7:45pm: Pizza and Online talk - How a11ychi are celebrating today!
- by Dennis Deacon @deconspray

8:05pm: Demo of a Forms Mode Simulator Firefox extension
- by Andrew Nordlund @don_nordlundo

8:20pm: Inclusive user experience with WET (Web Experience Tookit)
- by Pierre Dubois @duboi5p

8:40pm: Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL) Project

8:50pm: We all benefit from Accessibility, said a Netflix fan
- by Toufic Sbeiti @TouficSbeiti

9:00pm: Winner announcement and close up