The Carroll Center is honored to host the first ever Boston area Global Accessibility Awareness Day event. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the brainchild of JoeDevon, was conceived in a blog post
as the “one day of the year where web developers across the globe try to raise awareness and know-how on making web sites accessible.” After seeing the blog post coincidentally on Twitter, Jennison Asuncion, active in the digital accessibility community, contacted Joe and signed-up to help him realize his idea.
To help launch the first Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Boston, join Mark Sadecki and Brian Charlson as well as many other area accessibility experts for an informational presentation on what accessibility is, who it benefits and how everyone can participate in improving access to information in the digital world. Live demonstrations of screen readers and magnifiers will be conducted as will a brief tutorial on how you can test your own web site for accessibility. See and hear what happens when a web site has been built to be accessible, and when it has not.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort whose goal is to focus one day to raise the profile of accessibility in the digital world for people with different disabilities. It’s success depends on you. We hope you can join us. While registration is not required, we encourage you to fill out the form below so we have a better idea on how many people we need to accommodate.
The event will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Rachel E. Rosenbaum Technology Center on the campus of The Carroll Center for the Blind located at 770 Centre St. in Newton, MA.
Registration for this event is now closed.