About a11yYOW

The Ottawa Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design #a11yYOW is about bringing together our accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, our experiences and hopefully to raise the bar.

You can reach #a11yYOW by email at a11yottawa@gmail.com

Check a11yYOW events and activities on Meetup a11yYOW Meetup

Follow a11yYOW on twitter at @a11yyow

Join a11yYOW on Flicker at https://www.flickr.com/groups/a11yyow/

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Background

The idea of a Global Accessibility Awareness Day started with a single blog post written by a Los Angeles-based web developer, Joe Devon Jennison Asuncion, an accessibility professional from Toronto discovered Joe’s blog post purely by accident thanks to Twitter. After reading it, he immediately contacted Joe and they joined forces, leveraging their extensive and respective networks to realize the event. Watch this interview of GAAD co-founder, Jennison Asuncion , by Dr. Jonathan Hassell.

About Accessibility Camps

Accessibility Camp Ottawa takes its inspiration from the first Accessibility Camp DC, which was held in October 2009. Sister events include:

Learn more about the Accessibility Camp Movement