American University of Beirut

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 16)

​What is GAAD? The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and
learning about digital access/inclusion (web, software, mobile, etc.) and people
with different disabilities.

While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and
usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how
or where to start. Awareness comes first.

#GAAD Activities #ABLESummit

1. A booth at the main gate from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm to spread awareness

and distribute educational material.

2. E-mail accessibility guidelines drop-in briefs at the booth and social media


3. Web accessibility sprints, 3 workshops:

a) What?

Introduction to digital accessibility, WCAG 2.0 international
standards (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) with user experience

b) Who, where and when?

IT @ AUB team: May 13, 2019,2:00 pm to 4:00 pm @ Antoun Ghattass Karam E-Classroom

Students from Computer Science and Computer Engineering and Graphic Design: May 14, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm @ IOEC 518 EClassrooms.

All professionals working in web development and design from AUB and other universities: May 16, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm @ Antoun
Ghattass Karam E-Classroom

Tell the world what you are doing to mark GAAD. Post on ABLE or GAAD Facebook or tweet and use #gaad and #ABLESummit hashtags.
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