ACC encourages faculty and staff to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Thursday, May 16, 2024.GAAD is a worldwide effort to get people talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. 

The college encourages all Riverbats to take this opportunity to increase their knowledge of digital accessibility in education. A curated set of learning and professional development opportunities is now available. This includes special guides, tutorials, and educational videos as well as online resources geared toward the GAAD theme of raising awareness about the importance of digital accessibility.

View ACC’s GAAD 2004 Guide here. 

Below are some of the live online learning opportunities taking place on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

TGPi Webinar: Integrate Accessibility into Your Organization
Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Description: This event is carefully designed to provide a supportive environment for organizations seeking education on digital accessibility best practices or searching for guidance on how to start their accessibility journey.

Elevate Your Impact: Fostering Inclusion through Content
Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Description: Join us for an enlightening journey into the heart of accessibility and inclusion through content.

WeCo’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day event
Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Description: Join WeCo’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day event, moderated by Paul Daye, to learn how AI impacts the digital accessibility of people with disabilities in both positive and negative ways. Our panelists will also demonstrate Be My AI, which allows users with limited or no vision to access visual information and physical spaces.

To learn more about GAAD, visit