Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Thursday 16 May 2024


May 7th, 2024

Join colleagues across the university to celebrate accessibility achievements and to understand the work that still needs to be done.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is a worldwide celebration of digital accessibility efforts, now in its thirteenth year. And here at the University of Nottingham, we have a lot to celebrate as a sector-leading institution in accessibility. 

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day event

Colleagues across the university are invited to join University of Nottingham Libraries’ Learning Technologies team on Thursday 16 May, 2-3.30pm at A03 Monica Partridge Building for an event exploring the origins of accessibility, the idea of ‘core accessibility’ (the simple habits that everyone can adopt that make a huge difference and the frameworks that will support you) and finally, the various challenges of digital accessibility and how to handle them. 

‘Voices of Accessibility’, a short film made with students will also premiere at the event, where attendees will hear first-hand how important the small changes are for our students. 

The event will be of interest to everyone creating digital content- whether in teaching and learning, research, or professional services contexts. 

We encourage people to attend the event in-person for the opportunity to meet colleagues across the university and a slice of cake or two.  

Book your place at the event here.  

Can’t make it to the event on 16 May? The session will be recorded and made available through the Accessibility Community of Practice 

Upcoming training sessions

Learning Technologies also run regular online sessions on core accessibility principles as well as targeted sessions on topics such as accessible document, multi-media and more.  

You can find out more about accessibility efforts at the university by visiting the Nottingham Accessibility Practices SharePoint 

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