2019 Global Accessibility Awareness Day Events at UW Bothell – May 15-17

GAAD Events This Week

It is that time again! Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 16), a time to learn and share about accessibility and celebrate our diversity.

Wednesday, May 15

1pm – 2pm Web Accessibility Training

Location: UW1-103

Facilitator: Ashley Magdall

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Week, the Web Team will be hosting a web accessibility training for all uwb.edu content editors and publishers.

This event will be different from the past GAAD web trainings in that we will only focus on accessible content design/layouts. Accessibility checklist print outs will be available at the training if trainees wish to review best practices.


  • What is universal design? (~12 min)
  • Common content design mistakes here at UW Bothell (~10 min)
  • Review example inaccessible and accessible pages (~20 min)
  • Questions

Thursday, May 16

10am – 4pm Streaming GAAD Events from UW Seattle

Join us in the second floor of the UWB/CC Library to view great presentations that will be streamed via Zoom. There will be a lot of great topics such as Accessibility Assessments, WCAG 2.1, Learn about Assistive Technology Devices, Accessibility in Work Spaces, Video Accessibility, and many others.
UW Seattle Event Schedule

Location: LB2-216 (Past the UWB IT Help Desk)

Friday, May 17

10am – 10:45am Introduction to Ally

Ally is a tool in Canvas to help improve accessibility in courses. So what is Ally? How does it work for students? For instructors? How can I make it work for me? How can I make content that is readily accessible to students? Stop by if you are curious… I dare you!

Location: LB2-216 (Past the UWB IT Help Desk)
Facilitator: Ana Thompson