Accessify In Shortlist for SXSW Web Awards

It gives me great pleasure in breaking my posting drought to announce that
Accessify’s Tools & Wizards
page (home of such tools as the List-O-Matic,
Acrobot and other accessibility
related tools) is in the shortlist for this year’s web awards at the South by
South West Web Awards. It’ll be in great company (as
the other shortlisted sites show
) and I’m personally very pleased that it
got as far as this (I certainly didn’t expect it to).

The problem I have now is that I feel duty-bound to go along and attend, which
is no easy thing as I recently took a career break and am currently
on the other side of the world
watching the budget very carefully! If anyone
can help me with this predicament, I’d love to hear from you. Ah, so here’s
where the begging bowl gets reeled out …

If you would be willing to sponsor my trip from Sydney (where I expect to be
by early March) to Austin Texas, I could do the following:

  • Add a company logo/credit and link back on the Tools
    & Wizards
    page (anyone visiting SXSW’s nominations list will be pointed
    to this page). This is not the same as the standard footer text that is on
    Accessify’s pages - it will be more prominent than this.
  • Mention to anyone I meet personally how gracious you’ve been by helping
    me to be there.
  • If the site wins, I will ensure that the sponsor gets a mention in the acceptance
    speech and on the post-event video that they shoot with the winning entries

Note that this page will be getting significantly higher visits as a result
of the award nomination and sponsoring this page will offer greater exposure
for anyone willing to help out. Please also note that I would prefer any potential
sponsor to be an Internet-related business (web design/hosting/consultancy/development
etc); it also make most sense to the sponsor, as it will be primarily web professionals
who will be visiting this page from SXSW’s site.

If you are interested in helping me, or if you would like to find out more
information, please drop me a line using the contact
us page

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Ian on Thursday, January 29, 2004

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