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Request for assistance with animated explainer film for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

From: James Beecher <James.Beecher@citizensonline.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:34:27 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1429198463773.88643@citizensonline.org.uk>

Dear WAI Interest Group,

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Citizens Online - the charity behind the 'Fix the Web' site (see below if you have not heard of us before) - is hoping to produce a short accessible animated film introducing people to the concept of digital accessibility.

The idea is for the film to raise awareness of some of the issues people face, provide people with a few top tips to avoid making inaccessible websites and point them to further information - with an emphasis on an audience of non-specialists.

We have commitment from a popular UK figure with a large twitter following to tweet the film for us, which should ensure it is seen by thousands if not tens of thousands of people. One of our partners is willing to contribute some funding, but we need more - if you can help. Similarly, we have a steering group with expertise, but would like to invite further comment on the script from anyone who is interested. There are a few films out there, but nothing that is ideal - and while any short film faces constraints, we think we can make something that would be more useful than anything that exists at the moment.

To clarify, I'm requesting:

1. Feedback on the script for a 4 minute film
2. Offers of financial contributions
3. Any suggestions of other people who might be interested in supporting Citizens Online financially to produce the film, or in providing feedback on the script.

If anyone is interested, could they please contact me off-list via james.beecher@citizensonline.org.uk<mailto:james.beecher@citizensonline.org.uk>. .
For those who have not come across it previously, Fix the Web is a project to crowd-source reports of inaccessible websites into a team of volunteers willing to chase website owners and encourage or educate them about necessary improvements. We're currently rebuilding our website (www.fixtheweb.net<http://www.fixtheweb.net>) ready for relaunch by Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 21st). Citizens Online is a UK digital inclusion charity which recently launched a report on the state of digital accessibility<http://www.citizensonline.org.uk/2015/04/call-for-education-encouragement-and-enforcement-from-digital-inclusion-charity/>.

Best wishes,

James Beecher

Citizens Online

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