6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On the 21st of May Atos will host its 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day – this will be a truly global event running for 12 hours. The speakers are also global.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort whose goal is to dedicate one day to raising the profile of and introducing the topic of digital (web, software, mobile app/device etc.) accessibility and people with different disabilities to the broadest audience possible.

The Atos event is broader in scope covering all aspects of Accessibility – this year’s overarching theme is “Inclusive Communication in an Uncertain World”. This promises to be a memorable event!

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Time (CET)

 Topic

 Presenter

10:00-10:20Welcome – Good Afternoon India and Good Morning Europe!Ursula Morgenstern and Neil Milliken (Atos)
10:20-10:40People First – make sure you get the actual expertsShilpi Kapoor
10:40-11:00Inclusive Communication – now and the futureRobin Spinks (RNIB)
11:00-11:40Accessible CommunicationDiscussion Panel
11:40-12:00Bringing Accessibility to the BoardroomCaroline Casey (Valuable 500)
12:00-12:20Atos Virtual HackathonChristina Papadimitriou and Antonio Santos (Atos)
12:20-12:40How to change the worldMartyn Sibley
12:40-13:00Making it easier to create accessible apps with low-codeJoão Grazina (Outsystems)
13:00-13:20Inclusive Communication and Cognitive AccessibilityLisa Seeman
13:20-13:40New Advances in Assistive TechnologyHector Minto (Microsoft)
13:40-14:00Inclusive MeetingsDiane Lightfoot (BDF)
14:00-14:20Good Evening India, Good Afternoon Europe and Good Morning America!Neil Milliken and Jim Smith (Atos) plus guests
14:20-14:40How to successfully integrate accessibility into ordinary website management (in Spanish)Ignacio Manrubia Costa, (SITEIMPROVE en España y Portugal)
14:40-15:00Agatha Christie’s dream: read listening, write talking. Making the development of strengths and innovation a reality. (in Spanish)Ruth Rozensztejn (Directora Dislexia & Dispraxia Argentina)
 15:00-15:20Accessible Theater. The importance of accessible communication to avoid leaving anybody behind. (in Spanish)Javier Jiménez (emprendedor social)
15:20-15:40The importance of humourJuliette Burton (comedian)
15:40-16:00Robotics in Assistive TechnologyGernot Sümmermann (cynteract)
 16:00-16:40Addressing Accessibility Needs During The Pandemic For The Deaf & HoH CommunityErica Fleischman Roethel (RIT) and Denise Reed Lamoreaux (Atos)
16:40-17:00A Global Snapshot of the 2020 Accessibility ProfessionChristopher Lee (IAAP)
17:00-17:40Growing Accessibility ExpertiseDiscussion Panel
17:40-18:00Atos Virtual HackathonChristina Papadimitriou and Antonio Santos (Atos)
18:00-18:20Good Evening Europe and Good Afternoon America!Neil Milliken and Jim Smith (Atos) plus guests
18:20-18:40Accessibility @ Intel – Strategy & InnovationDarryl Adams (intel)
18:40-19:00Making New York City more accessibleVictor Calise (Commissioner of the New York Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities)
19:00-19:20Global initiatives regarding disability services, protection, and advocacy of rights of persons with disabilitiesLeandro Cippitelli
19:20-19:40 Mental health and how technology can help build a culture of emotional inclusionMegan Lawrence (Microsoft)
19:40-20:00Accessible User Experience for Higher EducationJames Hall (HeX Productions)
19:40-21:00 Accessibility Awareness SessionActivity based session
21:00-21:20 The Importance of Diversity PartnershipsCandi Castleberry (Twitter)
21:20-21:40 The potential of InclusionDebra Ruh (Ruh Global)
21:40-22:00 Good Evening America!Neil Milliken and Jim Smith (Atos) plus guests

 In order to be as inclusive as possible we will be running the event as a Zoom Webinar. The event will be live captioned throughout by MyClearText.

To join as a member of the audience just use the following link:

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