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Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR)

Welcome to AIR - the Accessibility Internet Rally is an annual accessibility web building contest. Teams of web pros learn about accessibility and use their new skills to compete for top honors by creating a site for a local charity. This fun, friendly competition builds community around the powerful idea of equal access to the web for all. Join Us!

Registration is now open for AIR 2024!

Ready to take the challenge?

Register for the award winning Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) competition as Team, Individual or non-profit organization.

Who can participate?

Everyone who wants to make the digital world easier for people with disabilities can join the competition! But it's mainly for two groups:

  • Nonprofits, artists, and community groups that want to make an existing website more accessible or get a new one that's easy for everyone to use.
  • Web designers and developers who want to learn how to or get better at making websites accessible.

Benefits of Participation

For Designers and Developers:

  • Get valuable training in accessibility and inclusive design worth over $4,000.
  • Take part in a fun and widely recognized global competition.
  • Recieve guidance from top-notch accessibility experts throughout the program.
  • Use accessible web design and development to help nonprofits, community groups, artists, and others who may not otherwise have an accessible webiste.
  • Have a chance to win an award that includes free registration for SXSW Interactive.

For Nonprofits, NGOs, Charities, Community Groups, Schools, and Artists:

  • Learn about accessibility and digital inclusion.
  • Revieve a new website that shows a strong commitment to digital inclusion.
  • Reach new audiences, including potential donors, volunteers, and clients, through a new accessible website.
  • Learn how to work effectively with virtual teams and engage online volunteers (virtual volunteering).

How AIR Works

During AIR, volunteer web designers and developers learn up-to-date techniques for making websites accessible through specialized training. Teams of designers and developers paired with an expert mentor who guides them. After training, each team is matched with a registered client. They then have eight weeks to work with the client to gather requirements and build an accessible website for their client with help from their mentor. At the end of this period, the websites are judged, and winners are celebrated at the AIR Awards ceremony.

AIR Timeline

The competition runs from mid-September to mid-November, with an awards ceremony in January where the results are announced. Outside of working with your team and organization, It includes four major events, all of which are conducted virtually:

  • AIR Kickoff (September 19, 2024)
  • AIR Rally Mid-Point Check In (October 19, 2024)
  • AIR Final Countdown & Submissions Due (November 19, 2024)
  • AIR Awards Ceremony (January 16, 2025)

Learn More about AIR

Our Sponsors

We couldn't do this without the support of our wonderful sponsors!

YOUR Logo here (and more)!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. We have several levels of giving and recognization.

If interested in sponsoring AIR 2024, please email

Still have Questions?

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