Deque’s Worldspace software will be used to evaluate websites for the 15th annual Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR).
The AIR challenge takes teams of developers to design accessible websites over a one-month period. The teams receive basic and advanced accessibility training from Knowbility and then use that knowledge to build a professionally-designed, accessible website for a nonprofit. Deque has donated use of Worldspace to the competition, and with the use of Worldspace, Knowbility has been able to expand the Accessibility Internet Rally into a worldwide event.
“My hope is that with Deque’s partnership, and the growth it’s allowed us to achieve, Knowbility’s Open AIR will have a higher profile than ever before and enable us to train over 120 developers in accessibility principles,” said Ella Jane Moore, Knowbility’s Community Programs Manager.
Knowbility anticipates having more than 40 teams participate in the event this year.
In addition to Deque, which currently serves as the event’s only major sponsor, AIR is sponsored by St. Edward’s University, The Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and Environments for Humans.
Nonprofits can visit the Knowbility website to sign up to benefit from the challenge for a fee of $100.
Deque’s software has also been used as part of the judging process for the Australian Web Awards. Read our interview with Helen Burgess of the Australian Web Awards.
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