Meet the co-founders of GAAD

Thursday 20 May 2021 marks the tenth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion for people with different health conditions and impairments.

One of the ways AbilityNet plans to mark GAAD is to chat with the two co-founders of the annual event: Jennison Asuncion, Head of Accessibility at LinkedIn, and Joe Devon, founding partner at Diamond, an inclusive digital agency.

The pair will be in conversation with AbilityNet’s Robin Christopherson MBE, our Head of Digital Inclusion, as the latest in our Accessibility Insights webinar series.

Profiles of Robin Christopherson, Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon
The free Accessibility Insights with Jennison and Joe featured their experiences creating the global awareness event, and their thoughts on the future of inclusion and accessibility.  

About GAAD

GAAD began in 2012 and now takes place annually on the third Thursday of May. The idea for the event was started by a single blog post written by Joe Devon, a web developer at the time, tentatively suggesting the event and encouraging people to spread the word.

Jennison at TechShare Pro 2019

Watch a captioned interview with Jennison from AbilityNet's 2019 TechShare Pro conference:

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