Global Accessibility Awareness Day

You are invited to register for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 18, 2023. In coordination with people and institutions around the globe, join us for a half-day-long online event based on the theme of Amplifying Accessibility.

GAAD 2023 will include:

  • Welcome from Enjie Hall, Director of the UMN Disability Resource Center
  • Keynote presentation from Lydia X.Z. Brown on Disability Justice Action in Higher Education
  • Three sessions in three concurrent tracks: Pedagogy and education, Research and community outreach, and Digital accessibility
  • Coffee chat and debrief with Ilene Alexander, Education Program Specialist from Center for Educational Innovation

Visit the GAAD event website for more information.

Registration is required. Use your UMN email account, or any other Google account, when you register to ensure the sessions you select get added to your Google calendar.

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Live captioning will be provided for all sessions. ASL interpretation will be provided during the keynote session. Slides and handouts will be available a few days prior on the GAAD event website.

During this event we embrace and celebrate the skills, experiences, perspectives, ideas, and personal characteristics of all participants. We strive to foster an environment that leverages the unique contributions of all individuals. Please let us know how we can ensure that this event is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate?

Please send accommodation requests to by May 4th to help us fulfill them in time.


Email to reach the planning committee.