http://www.fixtheweb.net/ – Not sure.
Ok, on the positive side.
- More sites will become accessible (if the volunteers know what they are doing and the sites in question take on board and implement the changes).
- Web accessibility awareness is raised a notch.
- More developers may ultimately make less inaccessible sites (because the client may have an awareness).
- This is someone’s job – some make a living making sure sites are accessible.
- Therefore there are professionals to do this.
- The industry has done ‘accessibility’ to death – why are there sites that still fail? (Answers on a very large postcard).
So should I say to my student’s; sign up, use you new skills to help others, develop your skills, gain valuable experience by volunteering?
Or should I say ‘be careful’, this is yet another organisation wanting your time from you for free?
A great idea? A great cause? I’ve been teaching accessible web design for nearly 15 years. Perhaps I should support it? Perhaps it’s my fault?