Join last year’s winners of the Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) competition as they explore how participating in the AIR helped them take a leap forward in their accessibility knowledge and skills. Find out how participating later this year can prime you, too, to become an accessibility champion.
In this session, members of the AIRway team will explore the rigors they underwent while participating in the AIR competition. We will discuss the reasons why this format really advanced our learning and skills. We’ll talk about technical practices, collaboration techniques, and client and project management processes we employed in the competition to keep accessibility at the heart of our build. We’ll also explore how anyone at any stage can use the skills learned in this competition to supercharge their own accessibility practice.
- Participants will develop a process for making choices related to the accessibility of their sites.
- Participants will learn to follow and exceed a given standard without being limited by it. We’ll show how we followed the AIR judging form, but participants will learn how to adapt this process to the WCAG, Section 504 guidelines, EN 301 549, etc.
- Participants at all levels in our session will decide (hopefully) to participate in AIR next year! At the very least they'll learn some useful aspects of competition and consider getting involved next year.