Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 – Vision Foundation

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024

In our increasingly digital world, ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities and impairments is crucial to avoid excluding a significant portion of society.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day, on May 16th, aims to promote discussion, raise awareness, and encourage learning about digital access and inclusion.

But what exactly is digital accessibility? It is the ability for people with disabilities and impairments to independently engage with digital applications and content.

According to a 2020 report by WebAIM, over 98% of website homepages had at least one accessibility issue, such as low-contrast text, missing alt text, or empty links, in violation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Read on to discover more about digital accessibility and assistive technology.


Assistive Technology in the Workplace

The primary aim of GAAD is to increase digital access. This blog post explores different ways the workplace can be made more accessible, including a wide variety of assistive technology.

Read the blog post.


Navigating Access to Work

This webinar, part of Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation and LOOK UK’s employment conference for See My Skills, breaks down what access tools should be available to you via the government’s access to work scheme, the assessment process you will go through, and the process of recruiting a support worker.

Access the webinar here.

See My Skills

As part of the See My Skills campaign, we spoke with four individuals about how they achieved their career goals. Find out more about Jurgen, Lucy, Michael, and Naqi’s experiences in the workplace.

Find See My Skills here.

Text to the left of the image says See My Skills breaking the cycle of sight loss employment, to the right is an image of four people, Jurgen, Naqi, Lucy and Michael


Local Support

Beacon Vision is a charity operating in Staffordshire that offers digital and employment support to local residents. Whether you’d like to learn more about the latest assistive technology or receive CV tips, Beacon Vision can offer assistance.

Learn more here.


Croydon Vision is dedicated to helping working aged people with sight loss succeed in the workplace. As part of this programme they offer tuition and workshops on how you can make technology work for you.

Find out more.


Do you want to help us continue to fund programmes that increase accessibility for blind and partially sighted people? Donate here.