Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)


19-May-2022 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM


The Loft (Anderson Academic Commons 340)



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Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is made possible by a collaboration of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, the Office of Information Technology, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Office of the Provost, and Community + Values.

Join us either in-person or on Zoom for our upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event at DU. As GAAD states, “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.” Come learn and talk together as we hear from a panel of DU community members about their stories and experiences. Learn more about how you can ensure accessibility is a core part of our community and about actions you can take today.

For our in-person attendees, we will have delicious empanadas from Maria’s Empanadas, a local Denver restaurant that serves a variety of meat and vegetarian empanadas.

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You an also join via Zoom, to receive link please register and follow prompts.


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Library Loft AAC 340

Also available online to registrants.


    5:00 - 5:30pm: Welcome & Tech Tips
    5:30 - 6:30pm: Panel Speakers
    6:30 - 7:00pm: Tech Tips & Mingle

What is Digital Accessibility?

Every user deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web. Someone with a disability must be able to experience web-based services, content and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities. This awareness and commitment to inclusion is the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a global event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Planning Committee  (Alphabetical Order)

Bill Casson, Information Technology
Josiah Dunn, Information Technology
Ellen Hogan, Office of Teaching & Learning
Clara Kapustka, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Josh Kaufman, ADA Coordinator, Office of the Chancellor
Paula von Kretschmann, Office of Teaching & Learning
Alex Martinez, Information Technology
Chase McNamee, Community + Values, Office of the Provost


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the ADA Coordinator at or at 303-871-7726. Please note that without adequate notice before the event, it may not be possible to provide reasonable accommodations.

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