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Fwd: Compete in Open AIR!

From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:22:20 -0500
Message-ID: <504f491c.6855b60a.5186.1acb@mx.google.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Ella Jane Goeppinger <ella.jane@knowbility.org>
Greetings all,

I am forwarding this note from Knowbility's Community Programs 
Manager.  Knowbility's <http://www.knowbility.org/v/open-air/>Open 
Accessibility Internet Rally (Open-AIR) is a great way to get people 
trained in basic accessibility concepts and techniques and/or to show 
off your team's accessibility mojo.

Teams who volunteer to learn about accessibility will have access to 
training resources, including the archives of three years 
of  Accessibility Summits and access to tools like Deque's Worldspace 
and IBM's Policy Tester.  Teams will consult with experts who are 
contest judges (like Jim Thatcher, Rich Schwerdfeger, Jim Allan and 
many others) and will have the deep satisfaction of helping a worthy 
nonprofit to be able to publish fully accessible information about 
organizational services.

Sponsored by community minded companies like Deque, IBM, St Edward's, 
Environments for Humans, the Austin Mayor's Committee for People with 
Disabilities, and Rackspace, teams are participating from all over 
the world and winners will be announced at SXSW in March. If your 
company would like to sponsor, there's always room in the growing 
community of accessibility practice.

More on the website about how to join the accessibility event of the 
season -  <http://www.knowbility.org/v/open-air/>Open AIR!  Hope to 
see you there.

Sharron Rush |  Executive Director  |  www.Knowbility.org |  512 305-0310
Equal access to technology for people with disabilities

>Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:44:03 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Ella Jane <ella.jane@knowbility.org>
>Hi everyone!
>There are some big changes this year! AIR is no longer a local 
>event; we've got teams from across the US and around the globe who 
>will be connecting and competing virtually. To facilitate this 
>expansion and allow teams to create more robust sites (including 
>accessible content management systems) we've also expanded the time 
>frame for creating the sites from one day to an entire month, much 
>like AIR Interactive. The kick-off event will be October 17th, and 
>teams have from then until November 17th to design and create their sites.
>Another way we're connecting to distant teams is changing our 
>training structure from all face-to-face to mostly virtual. With the 
>help of Hiram Kuykendall (from MicroAssist) we've put together an 
>amazing set of accessible eLearning that covers everything from 
>basic accessibility to captioning to accessible web forms and 
>beyond. This way teams can access training on demand, no matter 
>their location or time zone. It's a fantastic resource!
>Registration is up now at 
><http://www.knowbility.org/air>http://www.knowbility.org/air and 
>does not close until October 1st. I'd love it if you all could help 
>to spread the word!
>Please let me know if there's anything at all I can do for you. 
>Thanks so much!
>Ella Jane Moore
>Community Programs Manager
>Knowbility, Inc
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