AOL/TopCoder Accessibility Developer Competition

Posted on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 by Steve Faulkner

AOL/TopCoder® Accessibility Developer Competition to Culminate at 2009 TopCoder Open. Winning Accessibility Application of AOL/TopCoder Sensations Developer Challenge to be Announced June 1-4, 2009 – Las Vegas, NV

From the Press Release

DULLES, VA — May 20, 2009 — AOL today announced that the AOL/TopCoder® Sensations Developer Challenge will culminate at the 2009 TopCoder Open (TCO) on Monday, June 1 – Thursday, June 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV where the winning accessibility application developed by competition participants will be announced. AOL teamed with TopCoder, Inc., leader in online programming competitions, skills assessment and competitive software development, to encourage third party development of targeted value-add features for the disability community. Features developed will leverage core functionality surfaced through AOL application programming interfaces (APIs).

Read the full press release : AOL/TopCoder Accessibility Developer Competition (word document 57 kb)

About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Technical Director at TPG. He joined The Paciello Group in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at vision australia. He is the creator and lead developer of the Web Accessibility Toolbar accessibility testing tool. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C Web Platforms Working Group and the W3C ARIA Working Group. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including HTML 5.1, ARIA in HTML, Notes on Using ARIA in HTML and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility.

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