2021 axe-hackathon

This live event has concluded.

Update: Registration for this year’s axe-hackathon is now closed.

Contribute to making the web accessible to people with disabilities by coding and collaborating with colleagues on axe-related projects.

After axe-con, we will host our 5th annual axe-hackathon, now completely online. We’ll kick things off with a six-hour working session on Friday, March 12th beginning at 9am EST and ending at 3pm EST.

On Friday, April 9th, we will reconvene and wrap up by presenting what you worked on. We will also give away prizes and swag.

We will be…

  • Testing open source component libraries and logging accessibility issues
  • Building new axe integrations
  • Sharing knowledge and solutions with our fellow accessibility devotees
  • Working on personal accessibility projects
  • Virtually hanging out with awesome people and making the web a better place

Who should come?

You should come. And bring your friends. This hackathon is open to all experience levels. If you can download a browser extension, you can test for accessibility. We’ll also have some advanced project opportunities for our more seasoned developer and a11y friends.

What should I work on?

Work on whatever you want! You will be able to submit any a11y or axe-core related project to hack on or join a team with a project already in mind. Projects targeting the following categories will be eligible for grand prizes…

  • Open source tools based on axe-core
  • Documentation, tutorials, and translations
  • axe-core integrations
  • Bug-reporting
  • axe-core WCAG 2.1 rules

Will there be accessibility accommodations?

Yes, of course. We will provide captioning for the opening and closing of the hackathon. The event will mostly consist of people working independently and in small groups on various projects, so it won’t be possible to caption absolutely everything said at the event. If you need ASL interpretation or other forms of accommodation, please send an email to [email protected].

Prize Details

Everyone who participates will be entered into our prize drawing. We’ll be giving away Amazon gift cards, Google Home Mini’s, “Friends don’t let friends ship inaccessible code” swag, and more. Exceptional projects will be featured on our blog and get social callouts.

Special thanks

to our Sponsors!

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