Real heroes solve real challenges
20th Annual OpenAIR is underway!
February 8, 2018 – May 15, 2018
Welcome to OpenAIR – the web accessibility challenge! Organized by Austin based nonprofit organization Knowbility, OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs participating teams of web developers and designers with registered non-profits looking to create or improve their website. OpenAIR increases awareness of tools and techniques that make the Internet accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, by training professional web developers and designers in accessibility standards. OpenAIR then puts them to work, creating professionally designed websites for non-profit organizations.
OpenAIR 2018 Kickoff Live Stream
Watch the archived kickoff event on YouTube recorded on February 8, 2018
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Did your nonprofit miss participating in OpenAIR this year, but you still want an accessible website? Here are suggestions for some low-cost options.
February 2nd: Final registration deadline
February 8th: Kickoff- dev teams meet their nonprofits (give project plan to teams)
February 12th: First meeting with Team Mentor completed (can move to a later date because of judging)
February 16th: Return Project Plan to Knowbility
March 26th by midnight:Deadline for (State and .com) Teams to submit Submission form and upload site to Knowbility server.
March 27th: Lead Judge matches Judges to Sites, prepares Judging Forms and sends each Judge their sites.
March 28th: Judging begins for (State & Com) Teams
April 8th by midnight: Deadline for (University) Teams to submit Submission form and upload site to Knowbility server.
April 10th: Judging beings for University Teams
May 6th by midnight: Judging ends. All judges have submitted results to Lead Judge.
May 8th by midnight: Lead Judge provides final results to Knowbility
Who are the heroes of accessibility?
The league of OpenAIR Heroes continues to wage war against The Barrier Menace, to defend their city and protect its people. After all, barriers must be beaten. But who are they?
OpenAIR in the news: