Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022

Thursday 19 May 2022 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

*From the Centre for Inclusive Design

Thursday 19 May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

GAAD is a global event with the purpose of getting people talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion.

It is estimated the response based on the national Australian average and found…

  • 660 – wear glasses or contact lenses to see or read better.
  • 180 – have a temporary or permanent disability, restricting everyday activities.
  • 126 – have a literacy level lower than 1 and struggle with unfamiliar texts and multiple pieces of information.
  • 100 – are dyslexic and have difficulty with accurate reading and spelling correctly.
  • 42 – are colour vision deficient and have trouble distinguishing between different colours.
  • 60 – are blind or have low vision that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

If you’re thinking about how you can make the world more accessible, we’ve curated a list of our resources with information for developers, creators and everyone in between.

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