Does your nonprofit, NGO or community group need an accessible website, but you missed out on OpenAIR 2018?
Here are some of your options until the next event:
You and the employees and volunteers that manage your current website can view the free hour-long webinar Knowbility did for TechSoup in 2017. It provides basic information about how to make a website accessible. Use this webinar to make simple, immediate adjustments to your website to make it more accessible, and to develop a plan to phase in more accessible design elements in the coming months.
You can post to volunteer recruitment platforms like VolunteerMatch and HandsOn, to recruit a volunteer web designer that understands accessibility and can help you make your current website more accessible, or to completely redesign it to make it accessible. Both of these services are free. You can also send this volunteer recruitment message to the faculty at local colleges and universities that teach web design. You can also post this request for volunteer help right on your current website. Be sure to put in your request for a volunteer that you need someone who understands website design accessibility.
You can hire a web designer to completely redesign your website to make it accessible. If you need referrals for designers to talk to and possibly hire, contact Knowbility (please note that the web designers we refer charge for their services – they are not volunteers).
Hire Knowbility to show you exactly what accessibility barriers are on your site and how to remove them. Note: these are fee-based services.
No matter which of these avenues you choose, we hope that you will subscribe to the Knowbility blog and start learning about accessibility or enhance your current knowledge with terrific insights and resources from accessibility advocates and experts.