UC Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

April 25, 2024

Whether you are starting your journey or want to keep up with digital accessibility space, the UC Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 16, 2024 will help you put together the accessibility puzzle.

You’re Invited to the GAAD Webinar

On May 16, from 10:00-11:30 AM (PST) register to enjoy a short panel on what UC leaders are doing on their respective campuses. UC staff members will share 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 thrive when technology is accessible

Register for the webinar

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 infohelp@ucop.edu no later than Monday, May 13, 2024.

Topics will include:

  • Accessibility updates from UC campuses, including UCSC’s Digital Access and Equity Program Lead Jim Phillips
  • Jill Wolters (UCSF) - Accessible PowerPoint tips & tricks
  • Rachel Leigh Bellofatto (UCM) - Accessibility in the classroom
  • Brian McNeilly (UCOP) - Leading laterally

Accessibility is everyone’s responsibility

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 16% of the world is living with a disability, which equates to over 1 billion people. It is also projected that 1 in every 3 people will experience either a permanent or temporary disability in the next 10 years. Accessibility 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. Come and pick up the accessibility puzzle pieces you might be missing. Together, we can help create a better world for all!

Register in advance for this webinar.

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