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Three Sapphic Books For Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Let’s Make the World More Inclusive!

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), and we want to ensure that you’re ready to celebrate this important day with us. The goal of GAAD is to raise awareness about digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. So, join us as we dive into the fascinating history, significance, and celebration ideas for this fantastic day.

A Day to Celebrate Inclusivity: The Origins of GAAD

Global Accessibility Awareness Day was first introduced in 2012 by Joe Devon, a Los Angeles-based web developer, and Jennison Asuncion, an accessibility expert from Toronto. They noticed a lack of awareness and understanding regarding the challenges faced by people with disabilities in accessing digital platforms. Thus, they decided to create a day dedicated to raising awareness and promoting digital accessibility and inclusion worldwide.

A Worldwide Movement for Change

Since its inception, GAAD has gained significant momentum, with various countries and organizations participating in the endeavor. The United Nations, the European Commission, and the World Health Organization are just a few examples of international organizations that have recognized and supported this initiative. Additionally, tech giants like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have also joined the movement, showcasing their commitment to making technology more accessible for everyone.

Tips and Ideas to Celebrate GAAD

Here are some ways you can participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day:

  • Educate yourself: Learn about digital accessibility and the different types of disabilities that require accessible technology.
  • Spread the word: Share information about GAAD on your social media platforms using the hashtag #GAAD.
  • Host or attend an event: Organize or participate in a local event, webinar, or workshop related to digital accessibility and inclusion.
  • Audit your own digital content: Check your website, blog, or social media profiles for accessibility and make necessary improvements.

Community Resources and Organizations

To help you get started, here are some resources and organizations related to GAAD:

Join the Movement: Your Call-to-Action

Now that you know the importance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, it’s time to take action! We encourage you to participate in GAAD events, share your knowledge with others, and work towards making the digital world more inclusive for everyone. Remember, accessibility is not just a one-day event; it’s an ongoing effort to ensure equal access to technology for all.

Let’s make the world a more inclusive place, one step at a time!

Today we bring you three sapphic books with characters with a disability.

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