Global Accessibility Awareness Day
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day | by Mary Long, CENMAC Advisory Teacher
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The day began from a single blog post written by Joe Devon, a web developer based in Los Angeles. Joe’s idea was that on one day every year web developers would be encouraged to test at least one page on their site, using an accessibility tool. He also wanted to raise awareness of why accessibility is so important for so many people around the world. As stated on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day website, “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.”
… there are small steps that companies and schools can take to do their part in creating accessible resources.
It might seem like a huge task, but there are small steps that companies and schools can take to do their part in creating accessible resources. Have you considered that simply by changing the colour contrast or text background on a webpage, you can make it more easily accessible to those with vision impairments or learning difficulties?
Take a look at these short videos explaining …
The resource page of the GAAD website also has lots of great links to learn about inbuilt accessibility features across a range of platforms, tools and learning resources.
Do have a chat with your CENMAC advisor about how to support access and inclusion for all. We would love to hear about any steps you have taken along the road to accessibility and how we can assist with your journey.