May 16th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

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Thursday, May 16, 2024, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD aims to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Our partners at the Office of Institutional Accessibility (OIA) and ADA Compliance office have shared some tips to ensure your digital products and services can be used by as many people as possible, including those with disabilities:

  1. Use the accessibility checker in Microsoft products to identify and repair issues
  2. Add alternative text to images to help users who are unable to see the image
  3. Add captions to uploaded videos to help users who are deaf, hard of hearing, or unable to listen to the audio

You can check out OIA’s web pages for other tips and resources to get involved in USC GAAD 2024

You can learn more about GAAD at their website: