The Accessibility Internet Rally for Universities – AIR-U – is a fun and friendly website competition. Student teams compete to create accessible new sites or improve the accessibility of existing sites for nonprofit groups and artists.
Students gain useful skills and network with web professionals by participating in AIR-U. Student teams will:
- Learn market-distinguishing accessibility skills from leading experts in the field.
- Be matched with a mentor, an accessibility pro who will guide teams through the competition
- Engage with community groups in ways that align with their personal values.
- Compete for recognition and prizes.
How do I get started?
If you have questions about registration, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quick facts before you begin
- Teams must have at least 4 members and no more than 6.
- Teams must designate a Team Captain.
- An initial fee of $100 per team is due at registration.
- Teams may register with a non-profit organization, student group, artist or musician website of their choice. Students may also create or improve a website of their choice. AIR Team questionnaires are distributed to developer team captains to facilitate matches based on NPO needs and student developer skill levels.
- Each team will receive online accessibility training from Knowbility in the form of 2 webinars and an “Ask Anything” Session.
AIR-U Timeline – Spring 2019
December 10, 2018 Registration opens
February 15, 2019 Kick-Off of AIR 2019 Spring
February 18 – April 8, 2019 8 weeks to project plan, attend webinars, and build!
April 15, 2019 Site are due!
April 22, 2019 Winners are announced!!
As part of an AIR team, you will be a key part of making your experience fun, educational, and successful. By registering, you agree that you are able to:
- Provide at least one phone number and email address for each person on your team (minimum of 4, no more than 6 per AIR-U team.)
- Designate a team Captain responsible for keeping team members in the loop for program updates or new opportunities for learning and networking.
- Complete the AIR Team Questionnaire so we can match you with the right NPO/artist match for your interests.
- Attend the remote kickoff on February 08, 2019.
- Meet with your NPO at least once a week in person, by phone, or by video conference.
- Meet team deadlines.
An experienced AIR mentor, as well as our Knowbility staff, will be here to help – offering encouragement, support, and the occasional laugh – to relieve stress, of course.