Finalists announced - Three Teams go on to Round Two!
On Wednesday January 22, GoogleAustin hosted Knowbility's OpenAIR Round 1 wrap-up party where they announced the top three accessible sites for this year's competition. These three will take the OpenAIR judge's feedback and improve their sites for the final round of judging. The winners will be announced at SXSW Interactive's Dewey Winburne Community Service Award party on March 6th.
- Barrier Breakers from Cognizant designing for NPO Musical Connections
- Basic Semantic, mebers from Capitol One and Deque designing for Virginia School for Autism
- Global Web Revampers, members from IBM, Google, GivePulse designing for Accessible Housing Austin
Watch for links to all the OpenAIR sites, coming soon!
The Accessibility Internet Rally is a community hackathon with a unique twist – accessibility! Open-AIR increases awareness of the tools and techniques that make the Internet accessible to everyone - including people with disabilities. AIR benefits nonprofit organizations and schools in your community by providing them with free, professionally designed, accessible websites.
Teams of professional web developers learn skills to create accessible web content and then use those new skills to create accessible websites for local community groups. The result: dozens of professionally designed, accessible websites are donated to nonprofit groups and hosted for free for one year.
AIR is designed for Web professionals, people who currently create on-line applications and who are proficient in HTML and other techniques for creating Web pages. Through Open-AIR, developers will learn accessible design techniques, have the chance to show off their skills, win prizes, and help local nonprofits do the work that benefits our communities.
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