Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD

In 2020, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, GAAD, is celebrated 21th of May. As usual on the third Thursday of May.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an awareness day focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities and impairments. It is marked annually on the third Thursday of May.

Apple’s thoughts on accessibility

2017, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has a message to all of us.

Tim Cook on accessibility

“Accessibility is a human right. We try very hard to make all of our products accessible to everyone.
‘It wouldn’t be Apple’ without doing this, I mean, this is just, it’s part of our values, that we will not compromise on.”
– Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Sweden’s false-start of GAAD

Since GAAD during 2020 coincides with a Swedish national holiday, the group called #t12t, tillgänglighet, Swedish for accessibility, decided to false-start GAAD on the 19th. Below is the meetup broadcasted on Youtube.

#t12t celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day

The coming years:

  • May 20th, 2021
  • May 19th, 2022
  • May 18th, 2023
  • May 16th, 2024

In 2019 Global Accessibility Awareness Day were celebrated 16th of May, in 2020 21th of May.

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