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Thu, May 16

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

With a focus on accessibility, Global Accessibility Awareness Day is celebrated every third Thursday in May. This year, it takes place on May 16. People are encouraged to discuss, debate, and educate themselves on digital access issues on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Time & Location

May 16, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

With a focus on accessibility, Global Accessibility Awareness Day is celebrated every third Thursday in May. This year, it takes place on May 16. People are encouraged to discuss, debate, and educate themselves on digital access issues on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The purpose of the day, a key event that spotlights digital accessibility and inclusion for persons with disabilities, is to raise awareness and inspire action. Increasing the usability and accessibility of digital products like websites, mobile applications, and other online tools is important as everyone needs to have access to the same information, no matter what their disabilities may be.

Established in 2012, Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to have conversations and educate people about accessibility. It all started with a single blog post authored by Joe Devon, a web developer located in Los Angeles, who came up with the concept. A post on this blog served as inspiration for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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