Thursday the 19th of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (also known as GAAD). It’s a day to reflect, discuss and learn about digital access and online inclusion.
In a time in which we rely on online spaces and technology more than ever, it’s important that everybody has equal access to the digital world. Unfortunately, the reality is that many people don’t have equal access due to accessibility barriers on websites, apps and platforms, such as the lack of subtitles or inappropriate colour choices on website text.
However, making the online world more accessible isn’t just the responsibility of websites and content creators. There are small steps we can all take to be more inclusive in our everyday online activities.