Be an Accessibility HERO
What is Open AIR
The Accessibility Internet Rally is an international, community hackathon with a unique twist – accessibility! OpenAIR increases awareness of the tools and techniques that make the Internet accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. OpenAIR enhances YOUR accessible design skills and then puts them to work creating professionally designed, accessible websites for non-profits around the world.
The OpenAIR competition creates a digital playground for web professionals. Where else can you learn advanced skills, participate in creative challenges, and make the world a better place all at the same time? This year, we’ve added unique game elements, leaderboards, and fabulous prizes! Teams will also make valuable connections to experts in the accessibility field who will act as their mentors during the competition. OpenAIR begins in October and wraps up with an awards ceremony in February.
What does it take to participate in OpenAIR and become an accessibility superhero?
Don’t worry, there’s no cape required. Tights optional.
- Skilled in web production: Designers, developers, QA testers, we’re looking at you!
- Passionate about making a difference: Help non-profits, create inclusive content, empower everyone to access the web.
- Eager to learn: You’ll receive amazing training and support: prepare to be challenged!
- Ready to level up: You don’t mind getting a little glory for your skills and your team.
If this describes you or your team, don’t miss out! There are limited spots, and the competition is just about to start. This year’s OpenAIR kicks off at the Google campus in Austin, TX in October, streamed live across the world. The first 10 teams that sign up receive a custom game avatar for the competition.
Who can participate?
Individual or team of Designers, developers, QA testers and NPOs can participate. The registration procedure, eligibility criteria and other details are provided later in this article.
Select a team captain and register your teams of up to six members online. Fees are $100 for the first 4 team members, $25 for each additional team member. Continue
Register your NPO to participate in OpenAIR and have a new website built for free with one year of web hosting. Register for free and if you are selected a $100 registration fee will be due. Continue
Don’t have a team to register with? Submit an individual registration and we will work to place you on a great team. All we ask is for a little information and a $25.00 registration fee. Continue
Do you want to sponsor for the event?
View the sponsorship opportunities.
If you still have questions, write an email to Jessica Looney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Good luck for all those who want to participate for OpenAIR-2014.