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The Honourable Kirsty Duncan Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Script from Video The Honourable Kirsty Duncan Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities speak to – May 17 Today, we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day – making technology accessible to all. Technology and the Internet have become essential in day-to-day life, and this will only increase in the future. 14% of Canada’s population reports having a disability. We need to ensure everyone is included not only in our society, but in the online world. As the Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I know that for our government, it is a priority to create a truly inclusive and accessible Canada—where all Canadians have an equal opportunity to succeed, have the same rights and obligations, and are equal participants in their communities and workplaces.Technology can help achieve these goals, and can unlock a lot of potential for many with disabilities. Some of these tools are truly life changing – tools like screen readers, assistive mobile applications and alternative keyboards. However, technology is only useful if people with disabilities have access to it and can use it. Unfortunately, a digital divide still exists. We need to bridge that gap, and ensure these tools are available and accessible to all.So today, for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, let’s join the conversation. Let’s unlock the potential in everyone.

 

What is Global Accessibility Awareness Day?

The Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is a day dedicated to celebrating existing digital accessibility efforts, and also fostering conversations on the importance of inclusion to inspire further action amongst designers, developers, and tech leaders.GAAD, celebrated on May 17 this year, is held annually on the third Thursday of May. 2018 will mark the seventh year it’s being observed worldwide.How GAAD started

The idea for Global Accessibility Awareness Day began after a blog post by developer Joe Devon was read by accessibility professional Jennison Asuncion. The two got together and came up with the idea for the first ‘GAAD’, which took place in May 2012. The global event has been growing in popularity over the past three years, with a wide range of events planned for today across the world.Who is it for?

GAAD was set up for those working in digital who help build the technology we all use. The GAAD founders believe that “While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.”The idea is that by raising awareness of accessibility issues, designers and developers will improve their knowledge of how to improve the accessibility of the websites and apps they are building, leading to a more accessible web.

Video of AbleGamers Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with AJ and Regina

 

Here some links check out for this event

http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

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Here’s how you can participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day

 

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