EVENT: UC Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces on May 16 – Register now

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Whether you are starting your journey or want to keep up with digital accessibility trends, the UC GAAD Webinar, May 16, 2024, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT, will help you put together the accessibility puzzle.  

Enjoy a short panel on what some of our leaders are doing on their campus. Then, during lightning talks, UC staff members will share some practical skills, discuss the importance of digital accessibility, and answer your questions. This year’s event will also feature a demonstration of how everyone can have a fun-filled life when technology is accessible. Best of all, you will have a great time!   

The UC Community has been estimated at over 2,535,409 alumni, staff, students, and faculty. Together, our work reaches the world with its impact. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 16% of the world is living with a disability That’s over 1 billion people.  

If that weren’t enough, it is projected that 1 in every 3 people will experience either a permanent or temporary disability in the next 10 years. Come learn how to make our UC digital environments and experiences more accessible.   

It can’t just be a job for the few to work on; it’s an important part of UC’s equity and inclusion core values. Let’s celebrate this mission as one UC community.  

Here are some of the amazing topics you will learn about: 

  • Accessibility updates from selected UC campuses 
  • Jill Wolters (UCSF) – Accessible PowerPoint tips & tricks 
  • Rachel Leigh Bellofatto (UCM) – Accessibility in the classroom 
  • Brian McNeilly (UCOP) – Leading laterally 

Come and pick up the accessibility puzzle pieces you might be missing. Together, we can help create a better world for all. Explore past years’ GAAD webinars on the Electronic Accessibility Committee website.  

Register Now: UC GAAD 2024

UC Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2024 [Registration Link]
Topic: Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces 
Host: UC Electronic Accessibility Committee
May 16, 2024, 10 -11:30 a.m. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will be live-captioned, provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, and will be recorded. Please submit any accommodation requests to infohelp@ucop.edu no later than Monday, May 13, 2024.  


Judy Thai
Director of Application Engineering
UC Office of the President