[Athen] FW: marking gaad on campus

Pratik Patel pratikp1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 05:15:15 PDT 2013

I'm forwarding this on behalf of my good Friend Jennison.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jennison Asuncion [mailto:JAsuncion at dawsoncollege.qc.ca]
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 7:57 AM
To: pratikp1 at gmail.com
Subject: marking gaad on campus


Could you forward this message to the ATHEN e-mail list on my behalf while I
await membership approval?

The second Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
http://www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org will take place on May 9. The
purpose of the day is to raise basic awareness by getting people to talk,
think and learn about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility
and users with different disabilities. The target audience of GAAD is anyone
who is involved in building, shaping, funding and influencing technology and
its use. In addition to your campus' IT department, this could include your
centers of instructional/learning technology, along with actual faculties
such as computer science, web/multimedia design and other technology
disciplines (both teachers and students).

Joe Devon, who inspired GAAD and I, hope colleges and universities will
consider participating and help raise the profile of issues of digital
on your campuses. One idea would be to hold an hour or more of demos of
adaptive technology. Why not show how easy (or difficult) it is to use your
public websites or other campus learning technology from an accessibility
perspective. If you are able to get actual end-user students or employees
with disabilities to discuss their technology experiences, even better. If
you have an institutional policy governing technology accessibility, why
not take the opportunity of May 9 to educate/remind the campus community on
it and their role in its success.

If you decide to hold a GAAD event, please let Joe and I know so we can
promote and bring visibility to your activity on our permanent GAAD website.
Also, please get in touch if you want to discuss your idea or wish to
receive background text you can use. Reach us at
globala11yawarenessday at gmail.com.


Jennison Mark Asuncion
Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network http://www.adaptech.org
LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennison
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Accessibility Camp Toronto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeP5Kl4GDgA

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