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Congratulations to the winners of AIR-U Fall 2018!
First Place – Vote Oswego (created by “Team Lakers” from Oswego State University, New York) Nicole Lightfoot, Nicholas Long, Heng-Hao Pu, Kimberly Grunden, Mariana Diaz. Professor: Rebecca Mushtare
Second Place – Brain Injury Association of Austin (created by “Team YOLO” from California State University, Long Beach) Michael Ngo, Ashley Wierl, Matias Dotta, Javier GodosDeLaPuente. Professor: Roni Allen
The Dream Team
Third Place – Byrd & Street – Music For Your Soul (created by “The Dream Team” from California State University, Long Beach) Christian FloresRogel, Josephine Plass Nielsen, Oliver Bo Wolter, Divesh Patel. Professor: Roni Allen
Congratulations to the winners of OpenAIR 2018!
Developer Category Winners
First Place – American Council of the Blind – Nebraska (created by Team “The Inclusion Lab”) Natalie Chin, Richard Lock, Michael Fairchild
Second Place – EdenAcres Environmental Education (created by Team “Hoosiers”) Sheetal Kondhare, Kalaivani Vijayakumar, Rachana Kulkarni, Sulekha Dumbre
Third Place – CapMac (created by Accessibility Drummers) Jeremiah Megel, Robena Weiss, Shivaji Kumar, Paul Grenier
University Category Winners
First Place – Space Coast Center for Independent Living (created by Team “RILN Info” from University of Michigan) Ilma Bilic, Luke Cheng, Nisa Khan, Rhea Cheeti
Second Place – Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (created by Team “Pineapple Pizza” from California State University, Long Beach) Daniel Marquez, Yohann Celerien, Jessica Quenda, Julian Vives, Jamie Wang
Third Place – Fashionable Adoptions (created by team Wonder Squad from University of Michigan) Bonnie Lee, William Kim, Anndo Ko, Denise Baran
State Agency Category
First Place – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Jeff Spencer, Jon Smith, Ken Sherry, Mandolin Shannon, Juan Ramirez, Cush Chatham
We are so grateful for the participation of all our 2018 OpenAIR Participants and Sponsors. Thank you!
What is OpenAIR?
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
Watch the archived kickoff event on YouTube recorded on February 8, 2018
Want to participate in the next OpenAIR?
Sign up for the Knowbility email newsletter so you will be notified of the next OpenAIR event.
Did your nonprofit miss participating in OpenAIR this year, but you still want an accessible website? Here are suggestions for some low-cost options.
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: