For the first time in our 14 year history, Knowbility is launching an annual fund drive. We are fortunate to have been able to earn fees for many of our training and consulting services. But our foundational programs have community roots that need nurture and support. Our goal is to raise $150,000 to keep our programs strong. Won't you help us meet that goal?
We are asking for your support of those programs, currently at risk, that serve nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and employment of people with disabilities. For example:
- The Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) is a community program that builds accessible web sites for nonprofit organizations. Previously funded by corporate donations and city grants, those funds are not being offered in 2012. Donate to AIR programs.
- ATSTAR is an acronym for Assistive Technology Strategies, Tools, Accommodations and Resources. The program helps classroom teachers understand assistive technology and make assessments to ensure that kids get the AT they need to succeed. Originally funded through Department of Education pass through grants, those funds are no longer available. Donate to support ATSTAR.
- AccessWorks, a program previously funded by the Developmental Disability Council, trains and hires people with disabilities - many of them veteran with disabilities - to perform accessibility testing and remediation on electronic documents. Help AccessWorks employ veterans.
At a time when educational, employment, and social opportunities rely on equal access to web technologies, we cannot afford to lock people out. Knowbility's programs make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Please help us continue to serve them.
Thank you,Sharron Rush Executive Director. Knowbility.org