Thursday, May 19, is the 11th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), focusing on digital equality for the one billion people in the world living with a disability. Creating an accessible digital environment supports the full participation of all members of the campus community in the academic, research, and work life of the University. To mark the occasion, UChicago’s Center for Digital Accessibility (CDA) will be offering virtual sessions open to the University community.

Below is a summary of the day’s agenda:

10-10:50 a.m.: Assistive Technology (AT) Demonstration – The Digital Accessible Experience (DAX) team from The Chicago Lighthouse will demonstrate AT devices and software used by people with disabilities.

Register for Assistive Technology Demonstration

1-1:55 p.m.: Lightning Talks – A series of 10-15 minute presentations will introduce you to issues surrounding digital accessibility. Topics include:

  • The University’s Digital Accessibility Policy and the people who support it
  • The legal landscape for digital accessibility
  • Accessibility checkers in commonly used software
  • Automated and manual testing methods to evaluate website accessibility

Register for Lightning Talks

If you have any questions, please contact the CDA. We hope to see you there!