Global Accessibility Review for Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD 2014

Join AbilityNet and an international network of accessibility specialists in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 15 May. We'll be hearing from accessibility experts from around the world, talking about their current concerns and future trends. It's a great chance to hear a mix of practical insights, as well predictions for the future and views on the next steps for digital accessibility.

Visit the webinar archive to view a recording of the webinar and download the transcript.

The line up included:

  • Ken Nakata at Hi Software/Compliance Sheriff
  • David Woodbridge ­- Vision Australia
  • Dennis Lembree - Easychirp/PayPal
  • Ricardo Garcia ­- Technosite
  • Shadi Abou-Zahra ­- World Wide Web Consortium/Web Accessibility Initiative
  • Thomas Richter - Samsung

We talked to them about the global face of accessibility, including:

  • How can WCAG respond to the growth of the Internet of Things?
  • How will an apparent growth in accessibility-related litigation in the USA impact on other countries?
  • The take up of digital TV in Australia
  • Accessible social media
  • and much more.

This is a great way to hear about accessibility from experts around the planet. We've squeezed their thoughts into bite-sized chunks you will hear in the webinar, and we will then be joined for several of them for a Q+A session.

If you can't make it on the day then please register your interest and we'll let you know when it's available.

What is GAAD?

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is celebrated through a series of great events going on all over the world and is designed to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.

You can find more details, including a list of events, at the GAAD website at