The purpose of Global Accessibility Awareness Day is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access to make our campus and world communities more inclusive and equitable. This event is sponsored by the University of Alabama Office of Information Technology‘s Center for Instructional Technology and the Office of Teaching Innovation and Digital Education.
Please plan to join colleagues from across campus and around the world to celebrate the 12th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Thursday, May 18, 2023. Register to join us in person or online (link opens in new window) for one or all of the sessions listed below.
In-person attendance will be in University Hall on the University of Alabama campus. Online attendance will take place via Zoom. Directions and access information will be sent to registrants by May 15.
8:30 am- 9:00 am Breakfast and welcome
9:00 am – 10:00 am GAAD Keynote fireside chat with Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon
Join UA’s Kristin Kaylor for a fireside chat with Jennison Asuncion, Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism at LinkedIn, Co-Founder of Global A11y Awareness Day and Vice-Chair of the GAAD Foundation, along with Joe Devon, co-founder of Diamond‚ a digital agency that builds accessible experiences, and co-founder of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Chair of the GAAD Foundation.
10:15am – 11:15 am Six Keys for Accessible Online Course Development
Join UA’s Kristin Kaylor, as she discusses the in-depth efforts of making online courses accessible, going beyond the basics based on her book chapter in QM’s Guide to Digital Accessibility.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Using Ally for Learn to make Courses More Accessible
Join Rachel Thompson and Leslie Kent as they showcase tools that you can use to make your courses more accessible as part of the Fix Your Content Day – a worldwide fixathon for Blackboard and beyond.
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm UA’s Accessibility Toolbox
Ashley Dancy, Kim Smalley, and Rachel Thompson will showcase tools from UA’s accessibility toolbox that will help accessibility allies make digital content more accessible, including a brand-new online resource for accessibility education!
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm – Corbb O’Connor, Director of Accessibility Advocacy, Level Access
Corbb O’Connor joins us to share thoughts and ideas to foster an accessible mindset and culture at UA and beyond.