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May 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

2018 Global Accessibility Awareness Fair


Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) happens annually on the third Thursday in May.

The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning
about digital access and inclusion. GAAD started in 2011 as a way for
web developers to educate themselves and others about how to create web pages that are accessible to people with disabilities and has since
become an international initiative with events around the globe. While
people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible
and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often
do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.

Join us for the Global Accessibility Fair where we will have
different stations to learn more about digital accessibility, including:

  • Virtual Reality experiences to simulate audio and visual disabilities
  • Practice navigating webpages without a mouse
  • Computer demos of screenreaders and voice-recognition software
  • Informational tables

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Gayatri Singh,

Hosted by: The Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Event Website

Date and Time

May 17, 2018 at 11:30 am


Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee



Gayatri Singh    858-822-2346


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

The UC San Diego Library

Event Category

Festivals and Celebrations