2022 Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 19, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 pm

GAAD logo

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) we will talk, think, and learn about digital (web, software, etc.) access and inclusion.

We welcome anyone interested in learning more, especially those who are new to the topic. Awareness is a great place to start! Join us to become more aware and celebrate the right of every person to enjoy equal access to the digital world.

This event is for the UCSF audience. Registration link.

Creating accessible digital content is a requirement at UCSF.

Learn more about how to create communications and events that allow everyone to participate in our digital and virtual spaces. You’ll learn how to start building your accessibility toolkit and align your communications with UCSF’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility efforts.



The days kicks of with a 10 am UC-wide morning event: Accessibility Demystified: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Webinar. The webinar will be live captioned, provide ASL interpretation, and recorded. Please submit any accommodations requests to Yvonne Tevis. Register now!


Spend your afternoon with UCSF digital allies. Register once and come and go as you please throughout the afternoon based on your interest and availability.

  • 1:00 - 1:30 Meet the UCSF Disability Access & Inclusion Team, Wendy Tobias and Cecile Puretz

    MS Stream Video (00m)

  • 1:30 - 2:00 How and Why We Host Videos on MS Stream vs. Box, Max Ferman

    MS Stream Video (00m)

  • Break
  • 2:15 - 3:00 How to Make Your Virtual Events and Meetings Accessible: A Step-by-Step Guide, Cecile Puretz

    MS Stream Video (00m)

  • Break
  • 3:15 - 4:00 Equity Lens: Producing Diverse and Accessible Training Videos, Kristin Amlie and Jill Wolters

    MS Stream Video (00m)

Join our community of practice on the Team IDEA Channel This is where our videos and materials are posted. (MyAccess required)


Registration and AV production generously supported by the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action (UPIEA). Thank you to Betty Amoah, Melissa Paschuck, and Taytum Sanderbeck for their expertise and commitment to digital accessibility.

Event Accessibility

UCSF welcomes people with disabilities at our events. Live transcriptions will be provided. If you require reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the UCSF events, please contact [email protected], Web Standards Program Manager.