Rising Flame conducted a week-long campaign around Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 (19 May) with the hashtag #AccessIsJoy.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day takes place on the third Thursday of May every year. The main event for this week was a fun, low-stakes, low-pressure exercise in writing alt text to make our digital environments more accessible.
The premise of this campaign derived from the ‘Access is love’ saying in disability rights movements, and extended to the joy that accessible environments (digital in this case) can enhance for disabled folks.
This hashtag #AccessIsJoy also aimed to showcase that enabling accessibility online can be a joyful experience for non-disabled folks as well, when and as they go forward to include disabled comrades, friends, and allies in digital conversations.
We put together resources for social media platforms that would serve as an introduction to digital accessibility and at the same time enable people to act on this knowledge in their everyday online lives.
Many organisations and allies joined us in our all day event to write and practice alt texts with each other — including Al Jazeera Contrast, Disability Rights Fund, FRIDA Fund, Disability Justice Project, TARSHI, Safecity-Red Dot Foundation, and many more.
Find some resources linked here or search #AccessIsJoy in your preferred social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn).