2020 Web Accessibility Challenge Champions

We are excited to announce the 2020 Web Accessibility Challenge Champion Awards. Each person is dedicated to creating an inclusive and accessible digital environment and continues to show that dedication through the Web Accessibility Challenge.

Most web content worked on

Ellen Burnette
College of Arts and Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences, App State NCRC Human Performance Lab

Most decrease in errors (percentage)

María Hofman
Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program

Rebekah Saylors
Reich College of Education

Most decrease in errors (number)

Audrey Gurkin
Beaver College of Health Sciences

Brought down to zero errors

Mallory Sadler
Office of International Education and Development

Adriana Laws
Office of Disability Resources

In the spirit of accessibility (and the remote nature of our work of late), these incredible folks will be receiving some fun technology prizes, like a Livescribe Echo Smartpen and set of notebooks, a Logitech portable HD webcam, a Snowflake portable USB microphone, and Logitech USB computer headsets.

And everyone who participated will receive some accessibility.appstate.edu goodies soon!

Overall school champion

The 2020 Web Accessibility Challenge is also the first time that this event has been open to schools across North Carolina. This year the following schools participated: Wake Forest University, UNC Asheville, Appalachian State, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and NC State University.  

We are excited to announce that Appalachian State is the overall school champion for the largest number of new sites participating!

Many thanks to everyone who participated and made this event such a success. Stay tuned for more accessibility events like this in the future!

Published: Aug 4, 2020 3:37pm