GAAD 2017

GAAD 2017

Join us this May 18th for Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Learn more about electronic accessibility best practices, including web and email communications, and Universal Design for Learning!

Universal Design for Learning: Reaching Learners with Diverse Needs by Creating Flexible Courses, Activities, and Assessments

This workshop will introduce instructors to strategies for creating courses, activities, and assessments that give all students an opportunity to learn, including students with disabilities and different learning needs. Instructors will learn the principles of Universal Design for Learning and get ideas for how to implement them in their teaching. Faculty and TAs are invited to attend. Space is limited. Please register here to reserve a spot. Presented by Cara Harwood-Theisen

  • Date/Time: From 1495123200000 to 1495127700000

PDF Remediation and SensusAccess tool

Come find out more about how to make accessible PDF's and the tools which are available for the campus community. Presented by Dave Ritz

  • Date/Time: From 1495128600000 to 1495130100000

Video Captioning

Come find out about the captioning services available at UC Davis and the video hosting platform it's sync'd with. Presented by Tim Kerbavaz.

  • Date/Time: From 1495130400000 to 1495132200000

Accessible Technology available for the campus

Come find out what types of technologies are available for students at UC Davis and where to find the technologies on campus (Hint: Any campus lab!). Presented by Tim Leamy & Joshua Hori

  • Date/Time: From 1495132500000 to 1495090800000

Web and eMail Accessibility for Web Developers and Content Editors

This workshop will provide training and resources for web content developers and programmers to learn about web accessibility issues. The workshop will also include a session on how blind or low vision users experience websites and information about how to create code to enhance the user’s experience. Participants will leave with tips, tricks, and tools for web accessibility. Bring your laptop to test the accessibility of your web apps, surveys, and pages! Presented by Joshua Hori

  • Date/Time: From 1495134600000 to 1495138200000

Open Discussion on Accessibility

Have questions on accessibility? Come in and ask about the different types of resources available or share the resources you have!

  • Date/Time: From 1495138200000 to 1495141200000

General Session Information

When you teach, program a website, or make a document, who you are reaching and who is left behind?

More than 20% of UC Davis students, faculty, and staff have a disability that impacts how they learn or interact with technology (based on data from the CDC in 2012). If our courses, websites, and materials are not accessible, these members of the UC Davis communty are left behind.

The UC Davis Electronic Accessibility Committee invites the campus community to attend Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18th to build your awareness and knowledge of digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. The University of California is committed to providing electronic materials that are accessible to everyone (learn more about the UC electronic accessibility policy). If you work with students or instructors, maintain a website, or distribute materials, please join us to learn more about electronic accessibility and what you can do to reach everyone.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you need accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please email the GAAD event planning committee at

This event is sponsored by the UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations, the Electronic Accessibility Committee, the Center for Educational Effectiveness, Human Resources, Student Disability Center and Academic Technology Services.