Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities.

GBH has been a leader in creating solutions to ensure that everyone can benefit from innovations in media. We’ve helped to set captioning standards, and work to improve access to digital media as new devices and technologies are introduced. GBH has developed free software to allow anyone to caption or create audio descriptions for any video content. Our research and consulting activities provided a way for people who are blind or visually impaired to experience an eclipse in real time through descriptive narration (another GBH invention), enjoy TV via audio descriptions, and access the content that informs our everyday lives.

[A young man, with short dark hair and wearing a long-sleeved lavender pullover, smiles broadly at the camera. He is operating a motorized wheelchair and using a laptop computer.]