The application period for AIR 2019 is now closed. If you would like to participate in AIR-U for the 2020 spring semester, or would like to apply for AIR 2020 (in the Fall of 2020), please fill out the waiting list application below.
Developer teams participating in the AIR program build accessible websites for nonprofits, community groups, charities and schools anywhere in the world, as well as artists (musicians, dance groups, painters, poets, sculptors) to receive new websites through AIR. In each Accessibility Internet Rally, up to 30 projects are selected as “client” sites for the competing AIR web development teams.
If you are selected as a “client” for AIR, you will receive:
- A modern, well-designed web site that is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, which you can choose to use to replace your current web site or adapt however you like. Your AIR site will be designed to global standards that ensure that people with disabilities can access and use your website. This means a greater reach for you for donors, volunteers, employees, and general supporters.
- Training in accessible web design basics, especially designed to be understood by non-web designers, so you can continue to emphasize the importance of accessible design in all of your future online activities, so that you can feel confident in talking about the importance of digital inclusion with your board members, staff, volunteers and others.
- Messaging you can use with potential funders and other potential supporters to demonstrate your commitment to accessibility and digital inclusion.
- Post-competition support in maintaining your accessible site over time (some restrictions apply). Web hosting will be provided for up to one year for those organizations who do not already have a web host (some restrictions apply).
All of this is valued at more than $2000 – Knowbility is able to offer this opportunity for artists, musicians, and nonprofit organizations for just a $100 fee.
NOTE: your $100 fee is NOT due at the time of your application submission. Knowbility staff will review your application first and ask additional questions before deciding if you will be a client for the upcoming AIR rally. Decisions are made quickly, sometimes within hours (depending on when information is submitted and when follow up questions are answered).