Accessibility Consulting, Training and Advocacy to Support the Independence of People with Disabilities
Knowbility's mission is to ensure barrier-free I.T. - supporting the independence of people with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology.
- On August 18, 2008, the University of Texas announced its intention to close the Accessibility Institute founded and led with distinction by the late Dr. John Slatin. If you oppose this action, sign an online petition to support the preservation and continuation of John's important work.
- Target will revamp its Web site to make it more accessible for the blind and pay $6 million in damages to plaintiffs who joined a class action lawsuit against the retailer, under a settlement with the National Federation of the Blind announced August 28th, 2008. Opinions about the decision are mixed and Knowbility staff blogs about it.
- Cities around Texas are recruiting sponsors, development teams and nonprofit participants for AIR programs in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.
- Sight.Sound.Soul.2008 Join Knowbility and VSA arts of Texas on October 23rd for the most accessible benefit Gala ever held. We will recreate the streets of New Orleans and the birth of Jazz in a fully accessible art and performance setting. You won't want to miss this unique evening!
Join us as we pursue our mission through these nationally-recognized, award-winning services:
- Accessibility Consulting and Advisory Services, including accessibility assessments, implementation services, and technical guidance to help corporations and organizations meet federal requirements and other institutional mandates for accessibility.
- Accessibility training for web and software professionals. From basic to advanced topics our training courses allow you to develop applications that work for everyone including people with disabilities.
- Educational and Community Initiatives, such as ATSTAR teacher-training, which helps schools and other community organizations include students with disabilities in learning activities.
- Awareness Programs, including speakers bureau and the Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) produced annually in cities throughout the United States.
You Can Help
Knowbility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1999. Learn how
you can help us support the independence of people with disabilities.