Learn About Digital Accessibility on May 18: Global Access Awareness Day!

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The twelfth Global Access Awareness Day (GAAD) is on Thursday, May 18! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion.

To commemorate the day, we invite you to participate in any or all of the virtual activities listed below:

  • Head over to the GAAD website to learn more about their mission to draw attention the need for full digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
  • Attend a Global Accessibility Awareness Day virtual event hosted by members of the worldwide GAAD community.
  • Have a No Mouse Day: Use only the keyboard to navigate a webpage to gain a better understanding of the challenges and inaccessibility that mouse-first design presents. Visit WebAIM for a keystroke cheat sheet to learn how you can use the web with only your keyboard.
  • Navigate to the free WAVE – Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool website to watch a video and learn how the tool can automatically identify accessibility issues. Practice using the tool by entering one of your pages to see how accessible it is to your visitors.

Ohio State is working to achieve full digital accessibility, an environment where everyone can use content on Ohio State’s websites, web applications and digital offerings. Our Digital Accessibility team works throughout the year to build awareness and commitment to inclusion and improve digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

If you are a student who needs accommodations or assistance, please visit Student Life Disability Services. Employees who need assistance should visit the ADA Coordinator's Office. Employees who have questions about operational implementation of the Digital Accessibility Policy should review our resources and/or contact us at das@osu.edu