Open Source development projects are the foundation of a large percentage of websites and mobile apps.
The purpose of the #GAADPledge is for the GAAD Foundation to work with one influential open source project per year, who take the Pledge to make accessibility a core value of their project.
Our very first GAAD Pledge was taken by Facebook (now known as Meta). In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020, Meta took the commitment to making the React Native framework fully accessible. Meta built React Native and made it open source so it could be used and further developed by anyone.
We hope this pledge makes it easier for developers using React Native to create fully accessible mobile apps and inspires other organizations to make similar commitments to a more accessible future.Mike Shebanek
Head of Accessibility at Facebook
The second GAAD Pledge was taken by the EmberJS project. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Ember has taken the Pledge to make Ember JS accessible.
Ember.js Core Team Member
The third GAAD Pledge is being taken by the Drupal project. To celebrate the 11th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Drupal has taken the Pledge to reaffirm their commitment to accessibility.
The Drupal community is again celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) but this time we are excited to also announce that the Drupal CMS has taken the GAAD pledge to formalize accessibility as a core value of our framework.Mike Gifford
Drupal 8 Core Accessibility Maintainer