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The 20th of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

The 20th of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! This year will be the 10th edition of this global event, shining a light on digital accessibility and inclusion for people with an impairment or disability. And did you know we launched the A11Y Collective exactly one year ago? Happy birthday to us!

Over 100 insightful events to attend

We cannot stress enough how important it is to take accessibility into account when working on your web project. Because every user deserves the best experience on the web. Global Accessibility Awareness Day is dedicated to (digital) accessibility and is a great way to learn more about it. Over 100 interesting events are being organised and yes: that’s quite a lot! That’s why we selected three events that we think complement our own online courses on Web Accessibility very well:

  • Design for Conversions by Design for Conversions: Free from the 17th – 20th of May

    Watch the conference that teaches you how to improve your sales by design. Over 15 industry expert sessions teaching you how to increase your conversions, be more productive and multiply your earning potential by putting people first.
  • Translating Design Wireframes into Accessible HTML/CSS by Deque: Live, 2-day workshop on Tuesday, May 18th from 11:30AM – 2:30PM ET and Wednesday, May 19th from 11:30AM – 2:30PM ET

    In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque (LINK) is offering a free 2-day virtual workshop (6 total hours) for front-end developers and designers seeking practical accessibility skills that you can apply on the job. Attendees should be comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and have a basic understanding of what accessibility is.
  • Blending Accessibility into User Experience by Blink: May 20, 5:30PM to May 21, 5:30PM CEST

    This complimentary event includes discussions with many of the Blink staff about how they blend accessibility into their roles. They’ll look at case studies of their accessibility work through the lens of researchers, designers, developers, program managers and testers. 

Take a look at their full list of events, we’re sure there’s something for you! Spread the word, attend an event and broaden your knowledge about digital accessibility. See you there!

Rather follow a full course on Web Accessibility?

Wether you’re a designer, developer, business owner or a complete beginner: we got you.