Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) at RMIT

Do you know that globally, there are more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments?

Thursday, 18 May 2023, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a global event that gets everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. 

What is Digital Accessibility?

Every user deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web. Someone with a disability must be able to experience web-based services, content and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities. This awareness and commitment to inclusion is the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a global event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.


Discover events at RMIT Vietnam and learn how to remove accessibility barriers through inclusive design and development

GAA'Day Global Challenge

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) invites all students and staff to join the “GAA’Day Global Challenge” this month by sharing your stories and experiences with four challenges. 

  • Challenge 1 - Keyboard challenge: No mouse in the house
  • Challenge 2 - No audio challenge: No sound to be found 
  • Challenge 3 - No video challenge: No peeking, just listening 
  • Challenge 4 - Alt Text challenge: Caption this 

To join, simply share your stories and experiences with the challenges above via email: equitablelearning@rmit.edu.vn before 12pm on 29 May 2023

You may submit entries to all 4 Challenges for more chances of winning. ELS will choose the best story and experience. There will be 1 student and 1 staff winner for each Challenge receiving 500,000 VND CGV or Starbucks Gift Card [random], for a total of 8 winners!

Access Success with Microsoft

Participants of this workshop will explore the various digital accessibility functions and features of Microsoft Office for classroom, professional & everyday use. 

the portrait of ms gia huynh wearing a black blazer

Hanoi City

  • Date and time: 17 May, from 9.30 to 11.30 am
  • Venue: Microsoft Vietnam, Floor 23, Tower 1, Capital Place Building, 29 Lieu Giai, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 
  • Guest speakers: Ms Gia Nguyen (Hilda), Power Platform Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft APAC, will be the guest speaker.
The portrait of ms van anh huynh with the background of her office

Saigon South campus

  • Date and time: 19 May, from 1.30 to 3.30 pm
  • Venue: Activator Incubator Pitch Space, Room 1.4.018
  • Guest speaker: Ms Van Anh Huynh, Customer Success Account Manager and Vietnam Lead of Accessibility, Microsoft Vietnam