Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020


The Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an event that takes place every year all around the world and aims at raising awareness about the importance of digital accessibility for a more inclusive society. The 9th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day will take place as scheduled on the third Thursday of May, May 21st, 2020.

In previous years, the TransMedia Catalonia research group of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have celebrated the Global Accessibility Awareness Day by hosting a TransMedia Catalonia Open Day. This year, however, due to the exceptional circumstances brought about by Covid-19, TransMedia Catalonia will be contributing to GAAD online in the form of accessible videos with subtitles and integrated audio description.

Representatives from each project have recorded videos from their workspaces at home to present their many ongoing projects and offer a brief description or demonstration of how assistive technologies are used.

Project partner Pilar Orero, presents HELIOS–A Context-aware Distributed Social Networking Framework. You can watch the video which has integrated audio description here:

You can view the full playlist of videos created for GAAD 2020 on the TransMedia Catalonia YouTube channel: