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May 19 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Now In its 11th year, GAAD is a day to celebrate and learn about digital accessibility and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities around the globe who depend on inclusive digital technology and content.

Visit the GAAD website to learn more. We’d love to hear how you’re celebrating. Let us know!

Here is our monthly round up of digital accessibility news for May. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief Accessibility Officer.

Upcoming Digital Accessibility Events at Disability:IN

Other Digital Accessibility Conferences and Events

May brings lots of great accessibility learning opportunities. In addition to the Disability:IN events listed above, here are some of our favorites:

  • Microsoft’s Ability Summit, a free, virtual, community event on May 10 brings together people with disabilities, allies, and industry professionals to Imagine, Build, and Include the future of disability inclusion and accessibility.
  • John Slatin AccessU (May 7-12, virtual and in-person in Austin) presented by Knowbility, a nonprofit leader in the digital accessibility consulting and training space since 1999. AccessU is the rare conference offering classes of 90 minutes or more for a deep dive into all things accessibility.
  • ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium (May 16-19, virtual and in-person in Baltimore)

Digital Accessibility Resources

The Disability:IN Digital accessibility team knows that the amount of accessibility resources can be overwhelming.  Each month we share just a few of the many free resources from our Resource Library, our blog, our partners or other sources that we think are great.  Don’t forget to explore the Disability:IN Resource Library where you can filter resources by “accessibility” and find content created by Disability:IN and our partners.

Here are some resource suggestions for this month.  If you are a Disability:IN partner and would like your accessibility resources featured in our monthly roundup, please let us know at [email protected].

News about the Disability:IN Digital Accessibility Team