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Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

The purpose of Global Accessibility Awareness Day is to raise awareness about the importance of accessibility in digital content creation.  As students, faculty, and staff at CSUSB, each of us play an important role in ensuring that our documents, web pages, videos, and IT purchases consider accessibility so that all individuals can achieve equal access to information. GAAD is held annually on the third Thursday in May.  

CSUSB Celebrates GAAD 

On Thursday, May 21st, 2020, we celebrated the ninth-annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day by having an all-day virtual event that included training on a variety of topics, along with live student and faculty panels. Recordings of these sessions will be available soon. 

The agenda was as follows: 

  • 10:00 Welcome, Dr. Paz Oliverez
  • 10:05 Prerecorded sessions on the following topics:
    • Accessible Virtual Events
    • Assistive Technology Center Services and Programs
  • 11:00: Student Panel: Resources, Challenges, and Learning Preferences
    • Moderator: Professor Jess Block Nerren
    • Panelists:
      • Diego Garibay
      • Hugo Baca
      • Bernice Chavez
  • 11:30 Prerecorded sessions on the following topics:
    • Creating and Selecting Accessible Multimedia
    • ICT Accessibility and Security Review Form FAQs
    • Web Accessibility for Content Editors
  • 12:30: Faculty Panel: How Accessibility Improves the Overall Online Education Experience
    • Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Anderson
    • Panelists:
      • Dr. Priyanka Yalamanchili (COE)
      • Dr. Jessica Luck (CAL)
      • Dr. Jeremy Murray (SBS)
      • Dr. Terry Rizzo (CNS)
  • 1:15 Prerecorded sessions on the following topics:
    • Accessibility for Faculty
    • 3D Printing for Accessibility
  • 2:15 Concluding Remarks, Dr. Sam Sudhakar

Handouts for Prerecorded Sessions


Faculty & Staff: Become an Accessibility Ally

Register for an upcoming Accessibility Ally workshop by emailing Participants will learn the following:

  • Best practices for information on the web

  • Strategies for accessible documents, video, & audio presentations

  • An overview of the CSUSB Accessible Procurement Process for purchase requesters

  • Accessibility tools and resources