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Join us for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 19, 2022

Join us for this worldwide event to celebrate the right of every individual to enjoy equal access to the Internet.

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Multiple free events are scheduled throughout the day around the world. Here's what happening at the UC system wide level and the local UCSF level.

Morning Event with UC

We all want to contribute to making UC more inclusive, especially for our colleagues, constituents and community members who have disabilities, but we’re not always sure how. Accessibility can seem so technical, complex. and confusing. Thankfully, the UC Electronic Accessibility Committee (EAC) is here to help! 

Accessibility Demystified: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Webinar

Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Zoom – register now!

This fast-paced webinar will feature 10-15 minute sessions, including 

  • Intro to barriers faced by individuals with disabilities
  • Empathy session featuring a UC staff member with a temporary disability
  • Demo of how people navigate the digital environment using a keyboard only
  • Tutorial on how to make content using Rich Text Editors accessible 
  • Game show about research and data that can help guide accessibility

The webinar will be live captioned, provide ASL interpretation, and recorded. Please submit any accommodations requests to Yvonne Tevis

Afternoon Events with UCSF

Spend your afternoon with UCSF digital allies.

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Where: Zoom - Register once and come and go to the session as you please, based on your interest and availability. Please see the UCSF GAAD event page for more details.

Spend your afternoon with UCSF digital allies.

  • 1:00 - 1:30 Meet the UCSF Disability Access & Inclusion Team, Wendy Tobias and Cecile Puretz
  • 1:30 - 2:00 How and Why We Host Videos on MS Stream vs. Box, Max Ferman
  • 2:15 - 3:00 How to Make Your Virtual Events and Meetings Accessible: A Step-by-Step Guide, Cecile Puretz
  • 3:15 - 4:00 Equity lens: Producing diverse and accessible training videos, Kristin Amlie and Jill Wolters

UCSF welcomes people with disabilities at our events. If you require reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the UC or UCSF events, please contact [email protected], Web Standards Program Manager.