Global Accessibility Awareness Day

To celebrate GAAD, the City will present on digital inclusion. We've partnered with Hennepin County for this event.

About this event

Join us to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Everyone has a part in making the digital experience accessible to all.

When you make your digital content accessible, you:

  • Remove barriers.
  • Use inclusive practices.
  • Build a more accepting online community.

How we're celebrating GAAD this year

The City’s web accessibility training will focus on digital inclusion. We're partnering with Hennepin County for this event. The event will feature a guest speaker from Planet Technologies.

Who should attend

We encourage government employees to attend, especially those in Minnesota. This free event is open for anyone to attend.

View the event details

Digital inclusion: It's an ongoing journey toward accessibility.

Making key changes to your website and the digital services that you offer can create a better experience for everyone. We call this digital accessibility. Join our session to learn how two local governments are creating a more positive, inclusive digital experience for all.  

In our session, you’ll learn:

  • How we’re making our organization's digital experience more accessible.
  • How to make digital content accessible for all the ways that people think and those who've experienced trauma.
  • Resources to help people learn how to use technology and the internet.
  • Assistive technology and help offered at Hennepin County Libraries.
  • Ways to work with others to make things more accessible for everyone.

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Minneapolis, MN

Digital inclusion: An ongoing journey toward accessibility

Global Accessibility Awareness Day


May 18, 2023

Time of event

11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Daylight Time



This virtual event has ended.

Key terms for this event

Digital accessibility

To design and develop websites and digital services that are easy for people with disabilities to use.


Neurodiversity keeps in mind all the many ways that people think, experience and interact with the world.

Trauma-informed approaches

To consider the trauma people have experienced in the way we set up our websites and digital services.

GAAD announcement flyer

You can view and download our GAAD announcement flyer and share it with others.

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