What do some of the best web designers, developers, and graphic experts from Austin have to do with local non-profit organizations?
The Knowbility AIR (Accessibility Internet Rally) wants to team them up for a web design competition like no other.
Design teams and non-profit organizations are eligible to enter and compete to win a unique contest that affords not one but TWO grand prizes.
Earn your bragging rights.
The web development team wins the prestige and experience (and another notch to the portfolio) of beating out colleagues for the title of “Hottest Design”.
Put your best face forward.
The non-profit organizations get a complete website overhaul (or a first website!) that will leave them with a beautiful, functional, and completely accessible website.
Check out past AIR Austin winners!
In July 2010, Austin Special Needs Kids Examiner explored why accessibility and the Internet are so important. What good is your website if those who are visually impaired or have mobility challenges (and use technology to access your site) can’t navigate your website?
What’s new in Internet accessibility? Brought to you by Knowbility.
The AIR (Accessible Internet Rally) will reveal how to eliminate barriers and produce a quality design at the same time.
REGISTRATION is OPEN until September 20th (for non-profits) and September 25th (for design teams).
The Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) is a unique, award-winning program that has received local and national media coverage. Its purpose is to match teams of web designers/developers with non-profit organizations to build new websites or enhance existing ones to make them more accessible for people with disabilities.~ Learn more about AIR
Knowbility shares the Top Ten Reasons to Participate in AIR:
- Your whole team gets the bonding experience of learning together how and why to make web sites accessible to people with disabilities (and PDAs and cell phones, and…)
- All the coolest people have participated – frog design, Catapult Systems, MediaTruck, Bazzirk, IBM, Dell, Team Navanax, Nion, many many more.
- Networking – get up close and personal with your peers in the industry and some of the very artists who keep Austin weird.
- Access to new accessible design tools – and the folks who make them.
- AIR judges are experts and become your friends.
- Progress party, kickoff party, wrap party, awards party – BIG FUN!
- A copy of the definitive accessibility book – Maximum Accessibility – is given to each team.
- Your work featured in all AIR-Austin publicity.
- Do good for a nonprofit arts, environment, or social service organization.
- You could win!
BROWSE the RALLY RULES then REGISTER for the COMPETITION TODAY.
Registration for non-profits ends September 20th, 2010.
Looking to join the design team? Registration for design teams ends September 25th.
There is a non-refundable $100 registration fee for each non-profit or design team entry.
more photo credit: renjith krishnan
For more information
Teenya Franklin, AIR Project Manager
3925 W. Braker Lane, 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78759
Email Teenya at [email protected]