OpenAIR is a global web accessibility awareness and skills development program. Started by Knowbility in 1998 as a local accessibility hackathon – the Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) – the program has evolved into a global teaching and learning competition that puts accessibility front and center where it belongs.Teams of web developers sign up, learn about accessibility, are matched to an experienced accessibility mentor, and then put their skills to work building accessible web sites for nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charities, schools, artists and other mission-based initiatives.
Benefits for design team participation include:
- opportunity to learn about accessibility in a fun friendly competition
- high profile recognition of your skills
- you can participate from anywhere in the world
- award includes free registration for SXSW Interactive