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.
- The stats and facts: The Benefits of Designing for Everyone report.
- Education and resources from the best in the business: Inspiration series
- Real people, real stories: Match/Mismatch
- Uncovering the meaning of dignity: The Dignity Project with Angel Dixon and Kelsey Chapman Podcast
- Comedy made accessible: Activism through Comedy with Madeline Stewart.