Supporting Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Thursday, May 18 2017 marks the sixth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. Promet Source is proud to support GAAD as we help our clients achieve equal access for all across their digital properties.
The goal of GAAD is to get individuals in the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use to better understand how to achieve equal web access for all. Web accessibility has been a hot topic around the tech industry for years, yet it is still widely misunderstood. 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.
How to Get Involved with Web Accessibility
In support of GAAD, accessibility education and awareness events will be taking place both online and around the globe this coming week. Check out the schedule on globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org to attend an event near you.
If you would like to learn more about incorporating web accessibility into your existing development workflow, check out the recent blog series written by Promet Source's lead accessibility team developer, Katherine Shaw: