Register Now for the UC GAAD Day Webinar on May 18 from 10-11:30 a.m.

By Stephanie Nielsen. Register now for the University of California (UC) Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Webinar on Thursday, May 18, from 10-11:30 a.m. The final day to request accommodations for the webinar is May 11. Don’t miss this important opportunity to make a positive difference to digital accessibility, integral to the university’s DEI values.

This webinar, with the theme “your path to accessibility,” is open to all audiences interested in digital accessibility, from those starting their journey to those who are staying current with the latest trends.

Event Details

UC GAAD Day 2023 Webinar [Registration link]

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 10-11:30 a.m.
Sponsor: UC Electronic Accessibility Committee
Presenters: Joshua Hori (UC Davis), Dana Conard (UC Santa Cruz), Travis Lee (UCLA), Lucy Greco (UC Berkeley), Douglas Harriman (UC Office of the President), Jill Wolters (UCSF), Darin Jensen (UC Office of the President)
Note: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will be live-captioned and include American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Contact: Stephanie Nielsen – Please submit accommodations requests by May 11, 2023. 

Learning objectives

The UC GAAD Day 2023 Webinar will feature short presentations by UC staff accessibility experts who will speak on topics related to accessibility (please see the list below) . Audiences will come away with both practical skills as well as a deeper understanding of the growing importance of the topic.


  1. VR Lab at UCLA
  2. Tactile Maps at UCD
  3. Libretext
  4. Zoom meetings
  5. Social Media
  6. Tableau
  7. Siteimprove
  8. Q&A

Discover more about the conference and its theme: “Your path to accessibility,” below

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 16% of the world’s population, over 1.3 billion people, live with a disability. The impact of the UC community — estimated at over 2,535,409 alumni, staff, students and faculty — stretches around the world and has the potential to make knowledge and information accessible to all. 

Helping to make digital environments more accessible isn’t only a priority for a few people in specialized fields. Everyone must work towards making our digital products more accessible as an important part of our equity and inclusion core values. Let’s celebrate this mission as one UC community. Say it with us: I believe in accessibility for all! 

May 18: UC Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) webinar

Whether you are starting your journey in understanding digital accessibility or want to keep up with the latest trends, join us for a GAAD webinar, “Your Path to Accessibility.”

Taking place Thursday, May 18, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. (PT), this fun event will feature 10-minute talks by UC staff who will share practical skills, explain the importance of digital accessibility and answer audience questions. You’ll learn about accessibility projects at work throughout UC, including the VR Lab at UCLA and Tactile Maps at UC Davis, as well as how you can practice accessibility best practices when using LibreTexts, Zoom, social media, Tableau, Siteimprove and more!  

Discover your own path to accessibility and help create a better world for all.

Register in advance for the GAAD webinar

About the author

Stephanie Nielsen, Project and Product Manager UC Santa Cruz

Stephanie Nielsen
Project and Product Manager
UC Santa Cruz

Stephanie Nielsen
Project and Product Manager
UC Santa Cruz

[Cover image: To use in spreading-the-word: #AltText: UC GAAD Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 Webinar. Thursday, May 18th, 10-11:30 a.m. Your Path to Accessibility. Attend the webinar and learn about these amazing topics: VR Lab at UCLA, Tactile Maps at UC Davis, Libretext, Zoom meetings, Social Media, Tableau, Siteimprove, and more.]