The Vienna district where I live organizes an event called "Miteinander in Mariahilf" (en.: Together in Mariahilf), where locals can contribute different ideas for a better living together. The best idea is even rewarded with a prize 🏆.
This is where my specialty web accessibility comes into action. Let me share my thoughts.
I have lived in Mariahilf for 15 years and I love 🏽 it here. Mariahilf has stood for DEI 👨🎤🧑🤝🧑🧑🦽for as long as I can remember: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. It is a cultural district, known for its many gay bars, women from this district are invited every year to participate for free in the Vienna Women's Run 🏃🏾♀️, and no other district celebrates Pride Month 🏳️🌈 as hard as we do.
Good neighborhood is especially lived and supported in Mariahilf. This is also shown by the initiative that promotes living together in the district - this year for the first time with the Mariahilfer Neighborhood Award (in german).
How could I contribute to making Mariahilf an even better place? Well, what I know is the web, so why not make websites and applications for services in the district as accessible as possible?
So I want to offer my knowledge of web accessibility to at least ten businesses, like movie theaters, cultural centers, etc., places where people come together 🫂, and make their websites and apps as accessible as possible for free.
I know that, for example, some apps of the cinemas we have in our district are not fully responsive and therefore accessible, so I think this is where I would start.
What do you all think of this idea? Would this contribute to good neighborhood and respectful living together and bring people together in shared activities?
Update: October 20th, 2022
Unfortunately, my idea was rejected before the voting had even started. I guess because of another misconception. "Web Accessibility only helps businesses, not people in the district". 😔
Thanks for your reading and time. I really appreciate it!