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.
“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.
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.
More on accessibility
- Learn about global celebrations of Global Accessibility Awareness Day at globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org
- The WebAIM Million – WebAIM’s annual accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages
- Apple Accessibility