At Accessibility Internet Rally, Bay Area Web Developers Go Neck-and-Neck to Give Nonprofits Free Internet Presence; Volunteer Event to Benefit People with Disabilities and Local Nonprofits.
Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2002
At the upcoming Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) California on September 21, 2002, Bay Area Web developers will team up with local nonprofits and create Web sites for these grassroots organizations It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome. . These new sites will be fully accessible for people with disabilities. The AIR program provides much needed Internet presence for local nonprofit organizations and strives to make the public aware of the crucial issue of Web accessibility For Wikipedia's accessibility guideline, see Wikipedia:Accessibility.
Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. for people with disabilities. The day-long volunteer event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission High School in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden .
People with disabilities represent the largest minority in the U.S., with more than 54.7 million Americans affected. Many cannot use the Internet's vast resources and information because most Web sites do not comply with accessibility guidelines put forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/).
"AIR benefits our entire community. We help small Bay Area nonprofits gain the Internet presence they need to best serve their communities in this day and age. Additionally, we provide our volunteer Web Developers with sought-after skills to comply with the W3C's accessibility guidelines," said Karen Thomas Karen Thomas co-hosted The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime from the second season onwards with Jim Lange, and filled in as a guest dealer on the Bob Eubanks version of Card Sharks for a week in late 1988 while regular dealer Lacey Pemberton was on maternity leave. , program manager at CompuMentor. "AIR is a fun way to make people aware that the Internet, which many of us take for granted, is out of reach for one in five Americans."
AIR California History
Air California, later AirCal, was a regional airline serving different points in the state of California and some neighboring western U.S. states. is a series of training and networking activities that culminate in a day-long high-energy Web-building competition. Fourteen teams of four to five development professionals construct fully functional and highly accessible Web sites for a diverse group of local nonprofit agencies, including Community Association for Rehabilitation, the Riley Center and RelyAble Choices Staffing. AIR also provides one year of free Web hosting Making a Web site available on the Internet. Many ISPs host a few personal Web pages for an individual at no additional cost above the monthly service fee, but the address is subordinate to the ISP; for example, www.friendlyisp.com/pat_smith. for participating nonprofits.
CompuMentor, the San Francisco-based nonprofit technology Nonprofit technology comprises information and communication technologies that support the goals of nonprofit, nongovernmental, third sector, grassroots, and other mission-based organizations.
The membership association for this field is . assistance provider and Knowbility, a nonprofit group that has been nationally recognized for excellence and innovation, co-produce AIR California with support from the community and corporate sponsors such as the Mayor's Office for Disabilities, Mitsubishi and Macromedia.
"Technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to include people with disabilities as producers and consumers in the information marketplace," said Sharron Rush, executive director of Knowbility and recipient of the 2002 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award. "The goal of AIR is to make that opportunity a reality."
AIR California is one of a series of AIR programs that have been held in Austin, Dallas and Denver over the past four years. The program is soon to be expanded to High Schools in Georgia This is a list of all schools in the state of Georgia. Appling County
mercurialisannua. Club, El Buen Samaritano and, Family Elder Care, among dozens of others.
Based in San Francisco, CA, CompuMentor (www.compumentor.org), is one of the oldest and most comprehensive nonprofit technology assistance providers in the U.S. Since 1987, CompuMentor has served over 23,000 nonprofits and schools nationwide with a range of affordable, sustainability-focused services, through both hands-on and Internet-based programs. Hands-on services include matching technical volunteers with schools and nonprofits, and providing technology consulting for nonprofits of diverse sizes and goals. In addition, CompuMentor is home of the nationally renowned technology portal TechSoup, which aggregates technology resources and information for the national nonprofit community. TechSoup also distributes deeply discounted technology products and publishes the nonprofit technology e-newsletter TechSoup By The Cup, which reaches more than 18,000 nonprofits nationwide. CompuMentor has 65 staff members and an annual budget of $6 million. CompuMentor is the San Francisco Bay Area “Bay Area” redirects here. For other uses, see Bay Area (disambiguation).
The San Francisco Bay Area, colloquially known as the Bay Area or The Bay affiliate of the NPower Network.
Knowbility is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster barrier-free information technology, improving access to technology opportunities for children, youth and adults with disabilities. Their programs include AIR, collaboration with community technology centers to help them accommodate the technology needs of people with disabilities, and training and consulting services for accessible technology. Knowbility's national sponsors include the Mitsubishi Electric Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (三菱電機株式会社 America Foundation and Dell Computer Corporation (company) Dell Computer Corporation - One of the biggest US manufacturers of IBM PC compatibles.
"From notebooks to networks", their slogan says.
http://us.dell.com. . For more information, visit www.knowbility.org.