Don't miss resources and events for GAAD 2022

On Thursday May 19, we're celebrating the eleventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! 

GAAD is an opportunity to loudly champion accessibility and get people thinking about how tech can help transform the lives of disabled people.

AbilityNet is proud to have been involved in GAAD since the start. We've compiled a list of ways you can get involved this year. 

Here are some resources you can benefit from:

1. Watch TechShare Pro recording with GAAD co-founders

Watch a recording of 2021's TechShare Pro key note event where we spoke with the two co-founders of the annual event: Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon.

2. Attend our free empathic leadership webinar 

Come celebrate GAAD with us next week in our free webinar and learn how leading with empathy supports disabled people and is key to building an inclusive workplace.

We'll be joined by experienced leaders from HS2, Intuit and Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber. The panellists will share their tips for developing empathy in your teams. Register your free place: 

Register for the free webinar 


3. Listen to our podcast with GAAD co-founders

Find out the GAAD co-founders' accessibility tips for the future - we spoke to GAAD co-founders, Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon, as part of our Accessibility Insights webinar series.

Listen to the podcast where GAAD's co-founders discuss hybrid events and the #GAADPledge, and more:

(Download the transcript).

4.  Join our accessibility training courses

Enjoy affordable high-quality online training courses to help you build skills in accessibility and inclusive design.

GAAD special offer!

For 19 May only we are pleased to offer a 25% discount on our accessibility training courses. Visit our Training section and use code GAAD25 for 25% off any of our upcoming courses.

Offer begins 12.01am on Thursday 19 May 2022 and ends at 11:59pm BST.

Here are some upcoming training courses that you could attend: 

Book your place on one of our upcoming courses.

Discover more training courses

5. Get a deep dive into the experiences of people of living with different disabilities and impairments

Don't disable me trainers: Adi Latif, Adam Tweed, Rina Wharton, Ghizzi Dunlop and Alex Barker.Are you interested in listening and learning from disabled people to understand the unintentional barriers we can create? 

Our Don't Disable Me courses cover the types of assistive technologies that can remove barriers, plus you will gain valuable advice on how to remove other kinds of barriers in your setting, whether it be language, or considering what will be useful to disabled people. 

Find out when the courses are running and what past attendees thought of the training:

Learn about our Don't Disable Me training series


6.  Choose from 100+ GAAD events and activities

Visit the GAAD website for a comprehensive list of all the GAAD events and activities taking place this year, around the world.

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