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Global Accessibility Awareness Day Continues!

Clip Art representations of People with Various Disabilities on All Continents of the Globe

On May 16, 2024, we celebrated the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This day is dedicated to raising awareness about digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. But the conversation doesn't have to stop there—join us in continuing to spread awareness and drive change.

The GAAD Foundation, established in 2021 for GAAD's 10th anniversary, aims to revolutionize the tech industry by making accessibility a fundamental aspect of digital product development. Their mission underscores the importance of considering accessibility from the start, ensuring digital spaces are inclusive.

Digital accessibility is crucial for enabling people with disabilities to interact independently with digital content. However, WebAIM's 2020 analysis of one million home pages revealed significant accessibility barriers: 98.1% of pages had at least one WCAG 2.0 failure. Common issues include low contrast text, missing alt text, and empty links, highlighting the urgent need for improved digital design practices.

Inclusive design not only removes barriers but also transforms lives. From providing alternative text for meaningful images to ensuring videos have captions, accessible technology empowers individuals with visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive impairments. Join us in making a difference by attending or hosting events and participating in initiatives to promote digital accessibility.

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from the GAAD Foundation

Striving to remove barriers that prevent us from building a Diverse, Vibrant, Inclusive, Accessible Community!

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