For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Mariella Paulino, Marketing and Communications Director
Austin, Texas (Dec. 3) — Knowbility, an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit with decades of experience in web accessibility training and advocacy, will host an online presentation on ways to make holiday gatherings and gift purchases accessible to people with disabilities. The event will be live streamed via YouTube on December 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Topics covered will include accessible seating arrangements, how to gauge the level of accessibility of a mobile app, and much more. Anyone can register at Bit.ly/KnowbilityHolidays. Donations to support future events are encouraged.
This holiday special is the fourth event in Knowbility’s “A11y Office Hour” series. “A11y” is a numeronym, or a number-based word, for “accessibility.” Past events have included a demonstration of common tools to caption video content and a panel of disabled professionals that covered self-advocacy, among other workplace issues. Knowbility is seeking financial support to continue hosting monthly online discussions on all things accessibility and inclusive design.
“We see our A11y Office Hour events as a way to communicate the importance of accessible, inclusive design,” Director of Community Programs Jessica “Jay” McKay said.
“By examining how people with disabilities interact with the world around them, you quickly make those connections to how vital accessible web design is. That’s why we do what we do, we help make digital spaces accessible through our events, trainings, and accessibility services,” McKay added.
Attend this presentation to get up to speed on simple ways you can create a more accessible holiday for disabled friends, family members, and coworkers. Anyone can register for this free event by going to Bit.ly/KnowbilityHolidays.
Knowbility, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to create a more inclusive digital world for people with disabilities. The organization developed from a community collaboration–the Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR)–to raise awareness of the need for access to technology for people with disabilities, a group of people often neglected in mainstream society. AIR Austin proved to be an effective model for engaging the information technology sector and the social services community in disability issues and in 1999 Knowbility incorporated to develop additional programs and services. Today, Knowbility’s team of experts is internationally recognized for its role in creating the worldwide standard for web accessibility implementation and training.