Double Your Dollars: GAAD Gift Matching Campaign

Thursday, May 20, 2021 is the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The National Federation of the Blind works every day to bring accessibility to the blind community by educating, advocating, and providing resources and tools to individuals, businesses, government, and educational institutions. The work continues and you can help make a difference to global accessibility and more. Donate Now! 

Headshot of Mark Lassar with white cane

“Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a great time for you to make a difference in digital accessibility. Donate to the National Federation of the Blind and take advantage of Deque's matching donation. Educate yourself by attending Deque's Accessibility Fundamentals Bootcamp event. And, if you have a disability, apply for a Deque University scholarship. Scholarship recipients get free access to amazing coursework that could put you on a path toward Accessibility Consultancy.” - Mark Lasser, Senior Accessibility Consultant at Deque Systems and National Federation of the Blind Member 

BONUS: This will also be part of our Give 20 Convention Drawing, so donations during the gift matching week will also be included for the opportunity to win a trip to the 2022 National Federation of the Blind National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana OR take the cash prize of $2,000. Learn about the Give 20 Convention Drawing.

How to Contribute

  • Donate online now.
  • Donate via phone by calling our donation line at 410-659-9314, extension 2282.
  • Send a check to Attention: Give20 National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, 200 East Wells Street Baltimore, MD 21230. Be sure to have "Give 20" in the memo.

About Global Accessibility Awareness Day 

The Third Thursday of Each May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and was founded by Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon. Each year dozens of events are held to bring awareness and celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. 
•    Deque is offering multiple events and resources in support of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Learn more at:
•    Additionally, learn about more events and programs that the National Federation of the Blind is doing. 

About Deque Systems

Deque Systems is the trusted leader in digital accessibility. Founded on a mission of Digital Equality, Deque provides tools, services and training to help organizations of all sizes practice digital accessibility. Organizations that work with Deque expand their market share, improve usability, and mitigate risk by optimizing digital experiences for everyone, including people with disabilities. Using the axe accessibility testing toolkit and, anyone can get the tools and training needed to help make the web a more inclusive place.

About National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is a transformative membership and advocacy organization of blind people. Our Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Accessibility (CENA) provides resources and events with access technology experts to promote the awareness, education, and development of accessibility for websites, software applications, devices, and more. Learn more about CENA. Nonvisual accessibility is creating an equitable user experience on your product for blind and low-vision users.