GAAD 2021 at Atos


On Thursday 20th of May Atos will host its 7th annual event in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is a community-driven effort whose goal is to dedicate one day to raising the profile of and introducing the topic of digital accessibility (web, software, mobile app/device etc.) and sharing how people with different disabilities use and benefit from inclusive technologies. Since GAAD is about awareness our aim is to reach to the broadest audience possible.

This year we are running a virtual event which will be livestreamed across multiple social media channels running from 10:45 – 19:45 (CET) with presenters from across the globe.

This is not a technical conference it is aimed at engaging the widest possible audience on the topic so whilst there will be academics and expert practitioners there are also business leaders participating. We hope during the course of the day to provide something of interest to everyone.

Join us and hear from a wide range of experts in the industry discussing the future of inclusive digital transformation.

The event will have live captioning and international sign language interpretation.

No registration is required.

Details and contact

GAAD over the years

Atos has run GAAD events every year since 2015 covering all aspects of Accessibility

Event Highlights


Christopher Patnoe


David Sneddon

Rajov Arora
Rajiv Arora

Philippe Mareine
Philippe Mareine

Lydia Montandon
Lydia Montandon

Jean Philippe Courtois
Jean Philippe Courtois

Adrian Gregory
Adrian Gregory

Élie Girard
Élie Girard

June Lowery
June Lowery

Caroline Casey
Caroline Casey

Neil Milliken
Neil Milliken

Dr. Bernd Schramm
Dr. Bernd Schramm

Tanja Gönner
Tanja Gönner

Dr. Axel Klaphake
Dr. Axel Klaphake

Udo Littke
Udo Littke

Our speakers

Mark Willcock
Mark Wilcock

Rama Gheerawo
Rama Gheerawo

Chris McGinley
Chris McGinley

Gareth Ford Williams
Gareth Ford Williams

Bruno Maag
Bruno Maag

Isabelle Warnier
Isabelle Warnier

Neil Barnfather MBE
Neil Barnfather MBE

Gavin Neate
Gavin Neate

Rene Perkins
Rene Perkins

Antonio Santos
Antonio Santos

Patrick Stolpmann
Patrick Stolpmann

Niyati Bharucha
Niyati Bharucha

Nicole Windmann
Nicole Windmann

Thomas Frantz
Thomas Frantz

Sophie Proust
Sophie Proust

Nataliya Kosmyna
Nataliya Kosmyna

Tara Moss​
Tara Moss​

Kate Nash​
Kate Nash​

Denise Reed Lamoreaux​
Denise Reed Lamoreaux​

Dr. Megan Lawrence
Dr. Megan Lawrence

Ineke Vermeulen
Ineke Vermeulen

Jim Smith
Jim Smith

Melanie de Vigan
Melanie de Vigan

Yanica Ilieva
Yanica Ilieva

Agenda

2021 GAAD by Atos – Thursday 20th of May (CET)

TimeSubjectSpeaker
10:45 – 11:00Opening
11:00 – 11:30Presentation: Creating an Accessibility Learning Culture

Mark Wilcock

Atos
11:30 – 12:00
Presentation: Accessibility, Age & Design & Research

Rama Gheerawo and Chris McGinley

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
12:00 – 12:30Presentation: Don’t Believe the Type

Gareth Ford Williams and Bruno Maag

The Readability Group
12:30 – 13:00Panel & Lightning Talks: Startups & Accessibility

Neil Barnfather, Gavin Neate, Rene Perkins, Antonio Santos, Isabelle Warnier
GoodMaps – Neatebox – CityMaaS – Atos
13:00 – 13:30Presentation: Paralympic Games & Accessibility

Patrick Stolpmann and Niyati Bharucha

International Paralympic Committee
13:30 – 14:00Presentation: SAP Accessibility Program

Nicole Windmann

SAP
14:00 – 14:30Panel Discussion: How Employee Disability Networks Impact on Accessibility Development

Christopher Patnoe and David Sneddon

Google
14:30 – 15:00Panel Discussion: Inclusive Hybrid Workplace

Rajiv Arora and Philippe Mareine

Siemens – Atos
15:00 – 15:30Panel Discussion: Atos & Microsoft Shared Vision on Accessibility

Jean Philippe Courtois and Adrian Gregory

Microsoft – Atos
15:30 – 16:00Fireside Chat: Leadership on Accessibility (Global Vision)

Élie Girard, June Lowery and Caroline Casey

Atos – European Commission -Valuable 500

16:00 – 16:30

Presentation: Atos Accessibility Vision & Program

Neil Milliken and Yanica Ilieva

Atos

16:30 – 17:00

Announcement: International Cooperation & Development

Dr. Bernd Schramm, Tanja Gönner, Dr. Axel Klaphake and Udo Littke

GIZ – Atos

17:00 – 17:30

Presentation: Salesforce Approach to Accessibility

Thomas Frantz

Salesforce

17:30 – 18:00

Conversation between Atos CTO Sophie Proust and Nataliya Kosmyna MIT Researcher​​

MIT – Atos

18:00 – 18:30

Panel Discussion: Building Accessibility Culture & Awareness through story telling

Tara Moss, Kate Nash and Denise Reed Lamoreaux

18:30 – 19:00

Presentation: Investing in the Disability Talent Pipeline

Dr. Megan Lawrence

Microsoft

19:00 – 19:30

Panel Discussion: Accessibility as a Service

Jim Smith, Melanie de Vigan and Ineke Vermeulen

Atos
19:00 – 19:45Closing Atos