Funka celebrates the Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Munich
The Global Accessibility Awareness Day, GAAD is a way to reach out to people who are new to accessibility. Many accessibility experts from all over the world join forces on the 16th of May.
At Funka, we have over the years contributed to the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, GAAD, in many different ways. We have had open house at our offices, showed assistive technology, let people try accesible gaming, offering webinars and meeting people in various places in the city, offering them to try a wheel chair or to take a walk blind folded together with our staff, sharing experiences.
This year, Funka’s Susanna Laurin will participate in a panel organised by Atos in Munich, Germany.
I was very keen to have Susanna share her wealth of knowledge with us and was delighted when she accepted my invitation to participate in our GAAD event in Munich this year, says Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility at Atos.
Atos is organising GAAD conferences in London, Madrid, Munich and Amsterdam, as well as webinars in the U.S. The specific topics of 2019 include Artificial Intelligence in Accessibility and Accessibility in the Workplace. The aim of the events is to open up for discussion and exchanges of ideas.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of May each year since 2012. The initiative comes from the United States and the idea is to spread awareness of accessibility and disabilities to people who are new to the topic.