May 16th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Webinar Event

May 15, 2024

UC Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) - Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces 

Register in advance for the GAAD webinar:

When: May 16, 2024, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time

Enjoy a short panel on what some of our leaders are doing on their campus. Then, during a series of lightning talks, UC staff members will share some practical skills, talk about the importance of digital accessibility, and answer your questions. This year's event will also feature a demonstration of how everyone can have a fun-filled life when technology is accessible. Best of all, you will have a great time!  

The UC Community has been estimated at over 2,535,409 alumni, staff, students, and faculty. Together, our work reaches the world with its impact. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 16% of the world is living with a disability []. That's over 1 billion people. 

If that weren’t enough, it is projected that 1 in every 3 people will experience either a permanent or temporary disability in the next 10 years. Come and learn how to make our UC digital environments and experiences more accessible.  

 It can't just be a job for the few to work on; it's an important part of UC's equity and inclusion core values. Let's celebrate this mission as one UC community. 

Here are some of the amazing topics you will learn about:

  • Accessibility updates from selected UC campuses
  • Jill Wolters (UCSF) - Accessible PowerPoint tips & tricks
  • Rachel Leigh Bellofatto (UCM) - Accessibility in the classroom
  • Brian McNeilly (UCOP) - Leading laterally

Come and pick up the accessibility puzzle pieces you might be missing. Together, we can help create a better world for all.

Explore past years’ GAAD webinars on the Electronic Accessibility Committee website.

Register in advance for this webinar:

When: May 16, 2024, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time

Topic: Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2024 - Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will be live-captioned, provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, and will be recorded. Please submit any accommodations requests to no later than Monday, May 13, 2024. 

 Sponsored by the UC Electronic Accessibility Committee.