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Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Thursday, May 17th


The target audience of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first. The idea of a Global Accessibility Awareness Day started with a single blog post written by a Los Angeles-based web developer, Joe Devon.

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Blackboard Inc. is promoting a series of webinars covering trending topics on digital access in education. Join the Teaching and Learning Center and Office of Equity and Diversity Thursday, May 17th 2018, to watch a series of webinars hosted around the world. Each webinar takes place at 920 Madison Ave. Suite 424 as outlined on the schedule below.

Click the registration links below for detailed overviews of the webinars.

Don’t Grab Me! Proper etiquette for interacting with persons with disabilities

Click here to register for the webinar screening 10-11am.

Universal Design for Learning at CSU

Click here to register for the webinar screening 12-1pm.

The Landscape of Accessibility: ADA Requirements

Click here to register for the webinar screening 3-3:30pm.