GAAW Events

Global Accessibility Awareness Week Events

Global Accessibility Awareness Week (GAAW) is celebrated every year on the third week of May. The international Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is always on the third Thursday of May. This page contains links to the annual event at UW Bothell.

GAAW 2018

Tuesday, May 15, LB2-216

8:30a – 9:00a How to create accessible eMail
Ana Thompson – Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI)

9:05a – 9:45a Creating Inclusive Canvas Content
Ana Thompson – Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI)

Wednesday, May 16, UW1-120

1:00p – 1:10p Welcome
Ana Thompson – Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI)
Ashley Magdall – Web Communications Team

1:10p – 2:10p Video Captioning Information Session
Doug Hayman – UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services
Susie Hawkey – UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services

2:20p – 3:00p Web Accessibility Training Part I
Ashley Magdall  – Web Communications Team
Jeane Marty – IT/Enterprise Services Delivery Team
Hadi Rangin – UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services
Anna Marie Golden- UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services

  • Web Accessibility Presentation Slides (Parts I & II)

3:00 – 3:15 Break and move to room UW1-121

3:15p – 3:55p Web Accessibility Training Part II
Ashley Magdall – Web Communications Team
Jeane Marty – IT/Enterprise Services Delivery Team
Hadi Rangin – UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services
Anna Marie Golden- UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services

4:00p – 4:45p ATC Services & Screen Reader Demo
Dan Comden – UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services
Hadi Rangin – UW Seattle Accessible Technology Services

Thursday, May 17, Room UW1-121

UW Seattle events will be held at Odegaard 220 between 10:00am and 3:00pm will be streamed to UW Bothell UW1-121. See the session schedule for details about activities.

To request a disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY) or dso@u.washington.edu, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.

Time Topic Presenter
10:00 – 10:25 What You Need to Know About Accessible PDFs Gaby de Jongh
10:30 – 10:55 Web Accessibility 101 Anna Marie Golden
11:00 – 11:25 Advanced Accessibility Pete Graff & Jeane Marty
11:30 – 11:55 Usability Meets Accessibility in UX Jason Civjan
12:00 – 12:25 Lunch and Learn (Bring your lunch!):
Accessibility Tools Showcase
Janelle Raven Apigo
12:30 – 12:55 Lunch and Learn (Bring your lunch!):
Washington Policy 188
Sheryl Burgstahler
1:00 – 1:55 Assistive Technology Demos Shawn Berg & K Wheeler
2:00 – 3:00 Try Assistive Technologies WATAP

Friday, May 18, Room UW1-041

8:30a – 8:50a Welcome and Intro – What is GAAD? What is the point of GAAW at UWB?
Ana Thompson – Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI)
Ashley Magdall – Web Communications Team

9:00a – 10:00a Creating Accessible Documents – Accessible Documents Presentation Slides
Ana Thompson – Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI)

10:10a – 10:30a Jordan’s Text to Speech Personal Journey
Jordan Smith – UW Bothell Student

10:40a – 11:30p Closing


GAAW 2017

The UW Bothell Universal Design for Active Learning (UDAL) Initiative Core Group is pleased to announce Global Accessibility Awareness Week (GAAW) at UW Bothell, a week-long series of events on campus to promote awareness for accessibility here at UW Bothell in the classroom, at work, and on the web, in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) May 18!

View event info and training details on the Office of Digital Learning & Innovation's blog.