The IPC supports Global Accessibility Awareness Day, 16 May 2024


The IPC supports Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which aims to raise awareness about digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. This year the event is celebrated on 16 May and marks the thirteenth anniversary.

GAAD acknowledges that individuals 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. It also seeks to assist people with creating new technology, websites or digital documents to ensure that the needs of those with disabilities have been taken into consideration. 

GAAD holds a very important purpose in encouraging discussion about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people globally with disabilities/impairments.

The IPC highly values the inclusion of people with different disabilities and offers accessibility support through its own services such as the website’s ReadSpeaker, which allows you to access IPC website information in audio form. The IPC also supports the exercise of privacy and information access rights of persons with a disability, for example, through:

The IPC’s website also conforms to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for all users including accessible font types and sizing, and access to PDF and HTML versions of its resources. 

Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: