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Accessible Community

Improve Your Organization’s Accessibility

If you have a business or organization with fewer than 10 full time employees and would like assistance becoming more accessible, please contact us at info@accessiblecommunity.org .  Our mission serves small businesses; churches and other religious organizations; and small community organizations such as parent-teacher organizations and clubs.

Our goal is to help you understand the accessibility challenges your organization faces, identify possible solutions, and help you find a cost-effective way to implement those solutions.

We will assess your website and provide you with a report that identifies issues and provides suggested solutions.  If you have a facility, we will schedule a time to assess it.  Accessibility assessments of facilities and business practices take between 1 and 2 hours. We will schedule the timing to minimize interruptions.  We will then work with you to resolve issues.

These services are free of charge though donations are always appreciated.

Mentor

Accessible Community brings together experienced accessibility and universal design professionals with interns and others growing their experience in these fields.  Each pair works with small businesses and community organizations to improve their web and facility accessibility.

To learn more, read about our mentoring program.

Learn About Accessibility While Making it Better

If you are interested in learning about accessibility, getting hands-on experience in accessibility evaluation and remediation, or want to help make our communities more inclusive for people with disabilities let us know. Accessible Community is a volunteer run organization. We would love your assistance!

Intern

We will train and support you as you help small businesses and community organizations improve. We will even help with job placement if you decide to pursue a career in accessibility. To learn more, read about our internship program.

Volunteer

Help make our communities a welcoming, successful place for individuals with disabilities.  There are many ways to contribute, such as:

  • Assessing websites and facilities,
  • Developing software,
  • Conducting research,
  • Writing,
  • Editing, and
  • Identifying success stories.

Accessible Community relies on volunteers to succeed.   Your work can count as volunteer hours and also help you explore the possibility of a career in accessibility.

Email us to discuss how you can help

Join our A11ies

Accessible Community believes that efforts to make our communities more accessible must include people with disabilities in the process.

A11y is short for accessibility because there are 11 letters between A and Y.  Accessible Community is building a team of individuals who live with disabilities, which we are calling A11ies, to provide insights and feedback about accessibility solutions.

Every disability presents different challenges and requires different solutions. Our team of A11ies unites individuals across the disabled community to ensure everyone can be part of the solution.

If you have a disability, we want to leverage your expertise to improve our communities.

Email us to join