Disability:IN joins our corporate partners and the global disability community to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 20, 2021.  GAAD recognizes what Disability:IN knows to be true:  there is no disability inclusion without digital accessibility.

Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, and our vision is simply stated: “An inclusive global economy where people with disabilities participate fully and meaningfully.”  Our work reflects our understanding that digital accessibility is fundamental to that vision.

This year we celebrate GAAD on May 25 with a webinar open to the public.  Our speakers bring a collective 98 years of experience to the topic of “Best Practices for Accessible, Inclusive Communication.” Register here for this free offering.


Ten years ago, GAAD was founded by Jennison Asuncion (Head of Accessibility (A11y) Engineering Evangelism at our partner LinkedIn) and Joe Devon, Co-founder of the inclusive digital agency Diamond. From one blog post and a connection on Twitter (another Disability:IN partner), GAAD was born. (Read more about GAAD’s origin.)

On this 10th anniversary Disability:IN extends our congratulations to GAAD’s founders as we celebrate our partners’ commitment to an inclusive digital world for employees, customers, and the public. We are honored to work together to advance digital accessibility across the globe.