The Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) is a global web accessibility awareness and skills development program. Started by Knowbility in 1998 as a local accessibility hackathon, the program has evolved into a global teaching and learning competition that puts accessibility front and center where it belongs. During an AIR build, teams of web developers sign up as volunteers, learn about accessibility through AIR’s customized, intensive trainings, are matched to an expert accessibility mentor, and then put their skills to work building accessible web sites for nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charities, community groups, schools, artists (musicians, dance groups, painters, photographers, sculptors, poets, etc.) 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

Sponsors and volunteers, including team mentors, are also needed for program success.

Explore our AIR web site and read more about our unique, pioneering competition. If you still have questions, email air@knowbility.org