5 Ways to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an annual event, celebrated on the third Thursday of May, that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. 

Right now, with many activities shifting online, digital accessibility is more important than ever before. Why? Because everyone needs to be able to do things like participate in distance learning, research their candidates in an upcoming election or schedule an online care appointment — and the good news is that there are ways to include everyone, regardless of age, ability or means of access. 

If you’re wondering how you can celebrate GAAD, we have a few suggestions:

  1. Test your knowledge with our accessibility quiz - this 10-question quiz is a great place to start. Find out how much you know and spend time learning more about topics that are new to you.

  2. Sign up to receive our monthly digital accessibility newsletter - once a month, you’ll receive a collection of all the best and smartest ideas on digital accessibility from all over. 

  3. Follow #GAAD and share a post using the hashtag - find out how others are celebrating GAAD and raise awareness for digital accessibility within your network. 

  4. Share our guide to gorgeous accessible design with your friends and colleagues - accessibility can be gorgeous — see how six of the smartest brands have created inclusive digital experiences without sacrificing great design.

  5. Learn more about digital accessibility - find out why non-accessible websites are no longer good enough and what businesses must do to improve their digital properties.

We’re so glad there is a day that focuses on celebrating accessibility around the world, because it’s on our mind 24x7. If we’ve got you thinking more about accessibility and how to make sure your digital products are built with accessibility in mind, get in touch today — we can help!

What You Can Do

Commit to making your company or organization's website accessible to people with visual impairment. Perkins Access offers workshops as well as tailored assessments and solutions. Contact them at Access@Perkins.org or 617-972-7868 to learn more.