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Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) Coming to Boston

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 16:01:17 -0400
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Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) Coming to Boston!

Boston-IA will be actively involved in bringing Knowbility's AIR 
("Accessibility Internet Rally") program to the Boston area. P.J. 
Gardner, founder of Boston-IA, has been appointed Program Director 
for AIR-Boston.

AIR is a fun, high-powered web development competition, where teams 
of web developers work with non-profit organizations to create web 
sites that are accessible to people with disabilities. After a 
two-week planning period, web developers pair up with non-profit 
partners for one glorious day of "web-raisings", with prizes and 
publicity for the winners. AIR is a lot of fun, a great way to 
promote accessibility, and a wonderful way to support the work of 
non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area.

Prior to Rally Day, training is provided to the web developers in 
accessible web design and to the non-profit organizations in internet 
marketing and content preparation. There are a host of 
community-building and volunteer opportunities that support the 
program, including a Team Match Kickoff party and an Awards Ceremony. 
The entire program is directed by a local advisory board and 
supported by corporate and industry sponsors.

AIR was founded in Austin, Texas, in 1998, (Jim Allen) and has now 
been produced in many other cities around the country. Now it's 
Boston's turn! Boston-IA members will work together with other 
members of the local Boston community bring AIR to New England.

Our plan is to begin signing up teams this summer and to hold 
training in the fall. We hope to have the first-ever Boston AIR Rally 
in January 2007.

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P.J. Gardner
Information Designer
Founder & President
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Boston-IA
info@Boston-IA.org
www.Boston-IA.org
781-646-6849


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