Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) was born out of the belief that every user deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web – and that starts with getting more people talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion and the nearly one billion people in the world with disabilities. Since its inception in 2011, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) has served as a catalyst for change, raising awareness and inspiring hundreds of thousands of conversations, events, and actions in support of designing a more inclusive world.
This is our north star at Comcast and something that has guided our product innovations for more than a decade. From breakthrough innovations like Xfinity’s Adaptive Remote Web App which was named TIME Magazine’s “Best New Invention” in 2019, to creating the industry’s first talking guide, to ensuring our core experiences like our apps and global technology platform have accessibility built into them from the ground up, we’re on a mission to build experiences that can connect all people to the moments that matter. At the heart of this work are the thousands of employees who design and build products, services, and experiences for millions of people around the globe. Starting this week we are rolling out comprehensive inclusive design training and education to thousands more of our developers and engineers so that we may continue to innovate with inclusivity at our core.