Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Created by marissa.dimino on May 9, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at

Starts at 9:00 AM · Ends on May 17, 2018 at 10:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • marissa.dimino

Join us on May 17th for  our GAAD's Follow-the-Sun Webinar Series

9 sessions in different time zones

A day to think, talk and learn about inclusive education and digital access.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day started in 2012 with the purpose to get everyone thinking, sharing best practices and learning about digital access and people with different disabilities.

The target audience of 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."


Blackboard is fully committed to delivering product experiences that conform to the highest levels of global accessibility standards. We know that a mature digital accessibility program must establish a sustainable organizational culture around accessibility.

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day we host a "follow-the-sun" series of webinar about accessibility in education at all levels and all across the globe. Come join us!



Want to learn more?

Visit the Global Accessibility Awareness Day website and understand the history behind the date.

Learn about Blackboard's commitment to accessibility.



Can't attend?

Don't worry. Register anyway and we'll make sure to send you the session recordings.