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The GAAD Foundation is excited to announce the name of the next open source project to take the GAAD Pledge committing to making accessibility a core value.
Today, to mark the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (“GAAD”), Co-Founders Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon announce the expansion of their commitment to raising awareness about digital access and inclusion with the launch of the GAAD Foundation.
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GAAD Pledge 2022 – Extending Drupal’s 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. Our commitment to accessibility isn’t new, but we are excited to join React Native and Ember JS, previous GAAD Pledgees, to be a public open source leader in pushing forward accessibility to the community.
Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day with the GAAD Foundation
For ten years, GAAD has helped organizations understand and access the benefits offered by an organizational commitment to inclusion and accessibility. So, on its 10th anniversary, it is an honor to celebrate the formation of the GAAD Foundation, whose inspiring mission is “to disrupt the culture of technology and digital product development to include accessibility as a core requirement.”
LinkedIn Celebrates the 10th Global #Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD
Greetings from Las Vegas, where I am celebrating the launch of the GAAD Foundation, my second job alongside my work as Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism at LinkedIn.
The Ember JS Framework Takes the GAAD Pledge
New #GAAD Foundation Seeks to Amplify the Importance of Universal Accessibility
On the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility awareness Day, a new nonprofit seeks to take accessibility awareness to the next level and further embed it within organizational culture.
COVID-19 showed digital accessibility is critical. Advocates don’t want you to forget
Over the past year, Jennison Asuncion has seen apps like Zoom, a lifeline during the pandemic, expand accessibility features like automatic closed captioning. Messaging app Slack, another critical communications tool, has also become more compatible with his screen reader, which speaks aloud what’s on his phone or computer.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day highlights need for developer education
In 2020, WebAIM released a report that revealed 98.1% of web pages had at least one failure to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Today, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and being aware of—and acting on—accessibility issues as a developer is more important than ever if that percentage is to decrease.
Show Up to Disrupt
Last week many of us participated in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). On that day, I had the privilege to listen to a keynote address by Judy Heumann during Knowbility’s virtual AccessU. Some may know Ms. Heumann from leadership positions in the U.S. Dept of Education, the World Bank, or the U.S. State Department.