AIR Awards Event Jan 16, 2020

Knowbility will announce the winners of its latest Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) on January 16, 2020 at a special event honoring participants and also paying tribute to accessibility pioneer Jim Thatcher, who passed away in December. The dinner and networking event will also feature a short keynote by disability rights advocate and an author Lainey Feingold.

AIR Awards
6 p.m. January 16, 2020
Holiday Inn Town Lake
20 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, Texas

Tickets are free for AIR 2019 participants (team members, clients, mentors and judges, please use the special discount code emailed to you) and tickets are available to guests and the general public for a small donation to Knowbility. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. If you did not receive your discount code, please email air@knowbility.org and note your role (team member, client, mentor or judge).

In 2019, more than 150 people volunteered in the AIR program: teams of web designers and developers building accessible websites for nonprofits and artists; accessibility expert mentors to guide the teams, and judges for the finalized websites, adding up to more than 4000 hours of donated time. Here are four of the team’s presentations from our Final Countdown event (videos on YouTube):

Chris Archer, Kenneth Schwoerke and Jordan Meister talk about their experience building a website for ArtFrog Art Academy, an arts nonprofit in Texas.

Four coding students in Albuquerque, New Mexico, talk about what they learned building a website in just five weeks for a nonprofit arts academy, as a part of Knowbility’s latest & oh-so-intense #Accessibility Internet Rally:

Volunteers talk about building a website for an NGO in Congo, including dealing with a huge time difference, power outages in Congo, creating a site in two languages.

Janette Dimitrova of Texas Health and Human Services talks about how her team made their state government learning portal more accessible for both sight-impaired users and people for whom English isn’t their first language.

Team Hoosiers introduces themselves and their client, Emerson Academy in a video they did on their own and submitted to the event.