Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Today marks the 9th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This event began nine years ago because of a blog post that web developer Joe Devon wrote. After Joe tweeted a link to his blog post, an accessibility advocate and professional, Jennison Asuncion, came across it. These two decided to join forces to spread awareness and create Global Accessibility Awareness day, which falls on the third Thursday of every May.
“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.”
Together Devon and Asuncion are spreading awareness and getting people talking about a topic that is important to both of them.
How Can I Get Involved in Global Accessibility Awareness Day?
On the GAAD website, you can find an entire list of suggestions for how you can participate in this event. Because of COVID-19, this year's events look a little different. There will not be any physical events, so GAAD has developed this list for anyone who wants to be involved while still social distancing!
In addition to the virtual event they have, GAAD has also developed a list of resources for anyone who may require accessibility or assistive technology. This is a great place to start when considering what you can offer your employees. They have a multitude of free resources depending on individual needs.
Time Timer is Proud to be an Intuitive Assistive Technology Tool
Time Timer believes in creating products that truly help people of all ages and abilities to conquer time – in the classroom, in the home, and in the workplace. While time can be a challenge for everyone, we aim to provide intuitive and innovative solutions that make a real difference.
Time Timer is clinically proven to increase self-regulation.
Read more about how Time Timer is Intuitive Assistive Technology in our blog post.
During this time of changing schedules and routines because of Covid-19, Time Timer wants to help in any way we can. We have made our mobile apps available for free to help everyone better manage their time. We are proud to have features on our app that make it accessible for many abilities. The Time Timer Mobile Applications are intuitive with simple function features, a tap or swipe, the ability to open and use the app right away, and the lock screen function to keep your Time Timer running while set. All of these features make the app easy to access and use.
At Time Timer we continue to try to improve our accessibility on all our applications and our website. We would love to hear your suggestions of ways we could be more accessible for all abilities! If you know of an accessibility feature that you would like to see on Time Timer applications let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Ways to Be Involved
- In this article CNN released, they share how Apple is participating in Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
- In this article Tech Crunch released, they share more about Apple’s participation and Google.
- Or, go directly to the source at GAAD’s website.