Global Accessibility Awareness Day

To celebrate GAAD, the City is presenting on how to use plain language on May 19.

About this event

Join us to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

The City of Minneapolis wants everyone to be able to access our web content. People with disabilities and from all backgrounds should have a successful digital experience. 

For example, getting to:

  • Web-based services
  • Content and information
  • Other digital products

How we're celebrating GAAD this year

The City’s web accessibility training will focus on writing in plain language. Colette Aburime Leppala and Lynne Figg, with the City’s web team, will conduct an online session.

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Featured session

Use plain language to make your digital content inclusive for a diverse audience

From your web content, emails and newsletters, effective content is accessible to all. Writing in plain language sets the foundation for accessibility.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Benefits of plain language
  • How to write in plain language
  • Making content accessible & inclusive
  • Readability and accessibility tools

We welcome the public to attend, such as:

  • Business owners
  • Neighborhood and community organization staff
  • Government leaders
  • Elected officials and employees
  • Residents
  • Students

Watch this session on Youtube

Minneapolis, MN

Global Accessibility Awareness Day


May 19, 2022

Time of event

11 a.m. - noon


Virtual event

This event has ended.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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Information Technology


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 610
Minneapolis, MN 55415