Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

Accessibility Removes Barriers and Unlocks the Possible” – GAAD

ABLE marks the 9th Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Beirut 

1st Activity - Panel Discussion

Online Teaching and Learning Accessibility - Leading Practices with a Local Zoom-In

In celebration of the 9th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), The office of Information Technology (IT) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), under the ABLE initiative (Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience), has organized a 1-hour online panel discussion on WebEx to discuss "Online Teaching and Learning Accessibility" from a universal and local perspective, on Wednesday 27 May 2020.


Rabih Baalbaki

Rabih Baalbaki

President - Lebanese Association for IT Professionals Board Member - PCA Edtech & Innovation - DT Network

Rami Farran

Rami Farran

Director, Academic IT - American University of Beirut (AUB)

Jeremy Seda

Jeremy Seda

IT Accessibility Coordinator - North Idaho College Member - Educause IT Accessibility Group

Myles Pilling

Myles Pilling

Council Member - British Assistive Technology Association (BATA)


An introduction to digital accessibility and inclusive online education

An overview of leading practices

A sketch view of the status in Lebanon

Pointers to get started and resources improve

2nd Activity - Digital Accessibility Quiz

A competition quiz on digital accessibility. The purpose of this competition is to motivate reading the provided resources about digital accessibility guidelines and therefore spread awareness.

The competition/quiz form provides an introductory video and a document about the web content accessibility guidelines, followed by a series of questions. The first correct answer wins.
The competition was shared on ABLE Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

To check a summary of the quiz responses click on Digital Accessibility Quiz Analysis.

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