UCSC Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

From Awareness to Action

UCSC’s Disability Resource Center and the Accessible Technology Committee (ATC) in partnership with consultant Len Burns invite you to attend this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD 2020). Global Accessibility Awareness Day takes place each year on the third Thursday in May.


The goal of this event is to promote practical ways to help individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to campus resources. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed into law on July 26, 1990, by then-President George Bush. We want to acknowledge the significant impact this landmark legislation has had on equal rights and also take the opportunity to promote some important work happening on our campus.


Come ready for an informative and interactive program featuring the Student Perspective, Zoom, and DocuSign.
Event Details
May 21, 2020, 10 AM - 12 PM
Join us on Zoom with this link!
Live captioning to be provided.
For disability purposes, please email smniel@ucsc.edu before May 15th.

Thank you to our co-sponsor Len Burns!

Len Burns is a digital accessibility expert and adaptive technology user who has worked in the field since the early eighties. He combines a strong technical background with a flexible communication style that is well received by managers and developers. He has worked as a contractor on behalf of UCSC for the last eight years, assisting with rollouts, debunking the claims of vendors who assure the University that their products meet or exceed UC standards, and advocating on the behalf of staff and students. Len’s services are available to UCSC programs via purchase orders and to private and public entities on a contractual basis. Contact Len Burns, M.A., at Email: len@gatamundo.com or Phone: +1-831-419-8087