Apple participating in Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 18, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Apple stores globally will host accessibility workshops on May 18. Check your local store page to see if your store is participating and to book a seat in one of these workshops.

Apple has also posted seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual.

GAAD is a community-driven effort with the goal to raise the profile of digital accessibility and people with different disabilities. It began in 2012 with the focus on raising awareness about making the web, mobile and other technological experiences accessible and usable to those with disabilities.