Growing Anthology’s Accessibility Culture: Our Journey as Part of Knowbility’s Accessibility Internet Rally
Digital accessibility is crucial to ensure that all learners, regardless of their abilities, have equal opportunity to learn and participate in an online learning environment. To meet the accessibility needs of higher education institutions, Anthology is committed to deploying solutions that empower students to learn in a format that best fits their personal preferences. Our dedication is evident at every stage of the product design and development process, with accessibility champions seamlessly integrated into each development phase.
As a part of Anthology’s ongoing efforts to build accessibility into our SaaS solutions and organizational culture, a cross functional team participated in Knowbility’s Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR). AIR aims to highlight fun and practical ways for web designers to make websites more accessible. In this competition, Anthology was paired with Camp Possibilities International (CPI), a blind-led non-profit organization that supports children, youth, and young adults who are blind or visually impaired through adaptive sports.
Our combined team included talented individuals across the business.
Throughout the eight week competition, these six Anthologists met regularly with CPI’s team to raise awareness for global digital accessibility while creating an accessible website to support the non-profit’s mission. The team was also able to forge a lasting friendship and partnership with CPI and our mentors at Knowbility, grounded in mutual trust and a shared commitment to constructing a web that is accessible and inclusive.
In a recent interview, the combined team shared their insights on the collaboration, key takeaways, and impacts for their respective organization.
How do you see a more accessible website benefiting the children Camp Possibilities International serves?
How will the competition takeaways be incorporated into the work you do at Anthology and future projects?
Anthology emphasizes the importance of digital accessibility as part of a broader commitment to recognizing and respecting the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. By fostering inclusivity in the digital space, both in our products and in our organizational culture, we contribute to building a more accessible and equitable world for everyone. Learn more about Anthology’s commitment to accessibility through the Anthology Trust Center.