Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 16, 2024 marks the thirteenth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments. Accessibility@IOWA invites you to learn more about digital accessibility and what you can do to address disparities in access to technology.

Accessible technology can help people with disabilities to overcome barriers to access and participation in education, commerce, entertainment, transportation, and many other social activities. Take some time this May 16 to reflect on the importance of technology and how you might contribute to a more inclusive and equitable technical environment at the University of Iowa and beyond.

Check out the following articles for more information about GAAD and some creative challenges to get you thinking and talking about digital accessibility at Iowa and beyond. Happy GAAD!

More information about GAAD

GAAD 2024

Monday, May 13, 2024
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a real thing, and it's happening everywhere. Learn more about GAAD's purpose, and check out challenges and events.

GAAD '24 Challenges

Monday, May 13, 2024
You don’t have to be an accessibility expert to make a difference. Take the GAAD Challenges to learn more about digital accessibility.

Accessibility Resources for GAAD

Monday, May 13, 2024
A curated selection of recommended accessibility resources from throughout the digital accessibility community.