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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Fix Your Digital Content

24-hours to create more inclusive digital content



Date & Time

May 19, 2022, 2:00 pm3:00 pm


Each year, the global accessibility community unites on the third Thursday of May for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) to highlight the need for more inclusive digital content. We seek to join the conversation by inspiring and motivating institutions across the globe to demonstrate how accessible content is indeed better content.

On May 19th, join the Fix Your Content Day Challenge, a 24-hour competition committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content across institutions globally. The objective of the day is to fix as many digital course files as possible through Ally. During the day, participant activity will be tracked and shared on social media. At the end of GAAD, a brag-worthy trophy will be awarded to 5 global winners that fix the most digital content.

How can you help? Log into your Blackboard course and start selecting those red and orange indicators in your content. Then fix as many files as you can. Focus on images that need a description and Word documents that need proper styles and headers. Improvement is what counts.

For more information on how to fix files through Ally, check out these resources:
Drop in to our virtual office hours for Ally or accessibility document questions:
Thank you for your efforts in making UMBC a more inclusive and accessible campus.