Knowbility, a nonprofit organization that hosts an online hackathon, can help any nonprofit and any artist – dancers, dance troupes, theater companies, sculptors, poets, painters, and more – have a fully accessible website, one that welcomes ALL people, including people with disabilities, to access their resources or their art online.
The event is called AIR (Accessibility Internet Rally). AIR provides nonprofit organizations and artists with a professionally-designed, accessible website that accommodates all visitors and helps staff understand what digital inclusion is and why it’s so important. A program or artist gets more than a new web site: they become a more-welcoming organization online – and maybe offline as well. The program also gets to be a part of an internationally-recognized virtual volunteering event.
People with disabilities not only need nonprofit services – they also want to donate, volunteer and otherwise support causes they care about. They also want to experience art – just as anyone does. But if a website isn’t accessible to them, they are left out. All of that changes when an organization or artist participates in the AIR hackathon.
Visit the website to learn more and apply. The deadline is September 20, 2019.
There is a participation fee of $100, but it is not due at the time of registration. When a nonprofit or artist registers, their information is reviewed and further questions are sent to the applicant via phone or email. Knowbility then decides if the nonprofit or artist wants to proceed or not – and only then is the nonprofit or artist billed for that $100.
Participation is ENTIRELY online – no one has to attend anything in person. Anyone can feel free to pass this info on to ANY nonprofit organization or artist. Note this event is open to nonprofits and artists WORLDWIDE. Washington County artists and non-profit organizations should reach out to Jayne Cravens with any questions.