Today (18 May) Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an annual event that brings together individuals, organisations, and communities worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of digital accessibility and inclusive design.
It serves as a powerful reminder of the work that still needs to be done and our ongoing commitment to accessibility and ensuring equal access for all.
Understanding Global Accessibility Awareness Day
GAAD was founded in 2011 with the goal of sharing knowledge and promoting accessibility best practices. It serves as a platform to inspire individuals and organisations to consider accessibility in all aspects of their work, from technology and web design to physical environments and events.
At Attendable, we strongly believe that access is a fundamental right, and GAAD provides us with a reminder of the importance of accessible events and the impact they have on individuals with disabilities.
Our Commitment to Accessibility
We are dedicated to ensuring that events are inclusive, welcoming, and accessible to all attendees. It is why Attendable was established: it’s part of our DNA.
We work closely with our clients to create experiences that cater to diverse needs and abilities. We strive to remove barriers and create an inclusive environment where everyone can participate fully.
Through our approach, we address various aspects of accessibility, including physical accessibility, sensory accommodations, communication support, and digital accessibility. We collaborate with venues, suppliers, and partners to use the latest technology and ensure that accessibility is a priority at every stage of event planning and delivery.
Our Expertise in Accessible Events
We provide guidance and support in venue selection, accessibility audits, attendee communications, assistive technology integration, and training for event staff. By combining our expertise with a hands-on approach, we ensure that every aspect of an event is designed with accessibility in mind, enabling all participants to engage, learn, and connect in the way they prefer.
On this Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we celebrate the progress made in promoting accessibility and inclusion, while acknowledging that there is still plenty of work to be done. We are proud to stand alongside our clients, organisations, and communities who are dedicated to breaking down barriers and championing equal access. Together, we can make events accessible.