Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 9, 2012

Could you go mouseless for an hour? Use a screen reader? Try the mobile device/OS Accessibility features?  The first Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 9th, 2012, is where web developers across the globe try to raise awareness and know-how on making sites accessible.  It is a community-driven effort with the goal to focus one day to raise the profile of digital (web, software, mobile app/device, touch screen kiosk, etc.) accessibility.

Get involved in one of the many public events or other activities via the Global Accessibility Day website or facebook page.

Christopher Dobson at Harper College’s Center for Innovative Instruction will lead a Blackboard Collaborate session “Webinars and Resources for Promoting Accessible Technology” targeted at college and university instructional designers, web developers, faculty and other staff working to support the use of technology in education on campus. Christopher will share information on webinars and other online resources available for those just getting started in their understanding of how to make eLearning and other online campus content and ICTs accessible to all students.

The session will run from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM US Central Time on May 9. Space is limited to thirty attendees and is first come first serve. Register to attend by e-mailing your name and your college or university affiliation to gaadvirtual at ( Please have Webinars and Resources for Promoting Accessible Technology in the subject line. They will be in touch with information on how to connect to the Blackboard Collaborate session prior to the event.

I hope you can be involved in this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

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