Global Accessibility Awareness Day
You are invited to participate in accessibility awareness events next week in recognition of the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. When we create a Word document that is converted a PDF on a website, we have a responsibility to make certain the document is accessible. Software developers have a responsibility to make certain their applications are accessible. We can all benefit from being more aware of accessibility issues.
We are holding two in person (and webinar) based MS Word Training Sessions. The same presentation will held on two different days to allow you to pick the session that works best for your calendar. Register for the event (in person or webinar at the links below)
May 16th 1:00 p.m. Grimes Building ICN Classroom 2nd Floor https://ocio.iowa.gov/event/global-accessibility-session-1
May 17th 11:00 a.m. Grimes Building ICN Classroom 2nd Floor https://ocio.iowa.gov/event/global-accessibility-session-2
On Thursday May 19th we encourage to have your IT staff participate in the 1:00 CST webinar:
PEAT Talks: Sharing Success from the WWW+W4A Accessibility Hackathon
Join Josh Christianson, PEAT (Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology) Project Director for a webinar to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day. He will share results of the WWW+W4A Accessibility Hackathon that was held in Montreal on April 13. The winners will join Josh to discuss their hack. During the hackathon, participants took a popular web-based product used widely in workplaces and schools and improved its accessibility.
We hope your department will be able to participate in some of these events!