Global Accessibility Awareness Day
on May 16, 2019 at AUB
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Unlocking access for those who are differently abled


Meet us at the main gate from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
and mark your activities to support accessibility


·        Learn how to write accessible e-mails

·        Learn how to design accessible content

·        Learn about web accessibility, pick your sprint:

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

Who, where and when?

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

2.  Students from Computer Science and Computer Engineering and Graphic Design: May 14, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm @ IOEC 518 E-Classroom. Click here to register 

3.  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. Click here to register

To participate you can:

·        go mouseless for an hour

·        enlarge your fonts

·        check for sufficient color contrast

·        check order of elements

·        surf the web with a screen reader for an hour

·        learn about and use other OS/mobile accessibility features

·        try other adaptive software tools

·        contribute directly to the digital accessibility effort:

1.      Caption a video

2.      Write a blog post on what digital accessibility awareness is and what your ideas are for raising that awareness

3.      Create a video demonstrating how you use some type of assistive technology and upload it to YouTube

4.      Test your web accessibility: There are a number of free toolbars that can help designers and developers to test the accessibility of their pages. One of these is WAVE – Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool from WebAIM.

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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