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LVPEI hosts Global Accessibility Awareness Day focusing on Practical Accessibility

The event attended by over 125 participants included vision rehabilitation and technology professionals, individuals with vision impairments

The Institute for Vision Rehabilitation at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and the HelloA11Y Community jointly organised the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2024, advocating for Inclusive Digital Environments, with a focus on practical accessibility.

The event attended by over 125 participants included vision rehabilitation and technology professionals, individuals with vision impairments, their families, and other professionals actively engaged in the field. The event provided participants with valuable insights into creating more accessible websites, e-commerce sites and PDFs, enabling the creation of a more inclusive digital environment, for all. It served as a platform for meaningful dialogue and collaboration.

“We are thrilled to have hosted such a successful event in collaboration with the HelloA11Y Community,” said Dr Beula Christy, Network Associate Director – Vision Rehabilitation at the Institute for Vision Rehabilitation. “By bringing together experts and stakeholders, we aim to drive forward the conversation around accessibility and foster tangible actions towards a more inclusive society,” she elaborated.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day serves as a critical reminder of the ongoing need to prioritize accessibility in all aspects of digital design and development. Initiatives like these not only raise awareness but also inspire concrete steps towards building a more inclusive world for everyone.

The programme featured enlightening talks delivered by a diverse panel of speakers from Barrier Break, APEX Covantage, Graillemaker Innovations, HelloA11Y, and DigitalA11Y. Speakers shared their expertise and insights on accessibility, contributing significantly to a deeper understanding of building an inclusive society.

The talks included: Empowering Web-Accessibility through Artificial Intelligence (AI).

 

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