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Cornell Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is May 17, 2018 and Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) has been spreading awareness about web accessibility during the month of May. Making the web more accessible benefits all people. The web removes barriers to communication and information by providing a central space of knowledge and interaction, but sometimes the design of websites can create barriers. Making websites and new technologies more accessible creates inclusiveness. 

The goal is to educate and encourage content creators and developers of new technologies to take accessibility into consideration when creating new products or web content and to make products more user friendly for all audiences. 

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 CIT's Custom Development group will host a webinar viewing and Q&A on screen readers in celebration of Global Accessibility Day. The webinar will be hosted by Brandon Brylinksky, Cornell's new Electronic Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) Coordinator. This session will provide developers, designers, and business users a first-hand experience of how those who are visually impaired use the web by experiencing a screen reader simulation. The Q&A will focus on accessibility tools and resources available at Cornell including Siteimprove, PDF remediation and browser plug ins. There are in-person, and remote options available below, along with other free live webinars.  

Register for both options below to attend virtually for Screen Reader Webinar and Q&A:

Live Webinar: Introduction to Screen Readers May 17; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; registration required; No Fee

Q&A on Accessibility Tools & Resources at Cornell May 17; 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom, registration required; No Fee

Register for the combined Webinar Viewing & Q&A session to attend in-room:

Live Webinar Viewing: Introduction to Screen Readers with Q&A on Accessibility Tools & Resources  May 17; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 100 Mann; No Fee

Other recommended Live Webinars on Global Accessibility Awareness Day:

Live Webinar: Accessibility Journey at University of Cincinnati May 17; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; registration required; No Fee

Live Webinar: Using WordPress for Accessible Web Development May 17; 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; registration required; No Fee

Live Webinar: Accessibility Matters May 17; 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; registration required; No Fee

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