Membership & Sponsorship

All sponsorships include membership

General Membership

Teach Access recognizes that nonprofit organizations and advocates are not able to contribute financially, and that is 100% OK! Membership for you is complimentary.

Teach Access encourages involvement in other ways, as our mission is to reach as many people as possible and ensure access to critical resources. Our goal is to make membership accessible for all.

Teach Access membership includes:

  • Access to Digital Accessibility experts in academia and the tech industry to help support your organizational needs
  • Access to Industry Guest Speakers for your academic programs
  • Access to “train-the-trainer” instruction for faculty with the latest trends, techniques, and best practices used by industry-leading technology companies
  • Access to complimentary curated faculty and student training materials designed by, for, and with leading faculty and industry experts in Digital Accessibility
  • Invitation to join Teach Access project teams to advance the organizational mission
  • Opportunities to present on behalf of Teach Access at international conferences, seminars, workshops, and as a collegiate guest lecturer
  • Invitation to Teach Acces annual member event
  • Receipt of quarterly donor newsletter with partner highlights and success stories

Our Efforts

Teach Access continues to grow and scale our efforts and is seeking your support.

With more than 1 billion people globally who have a disability, companies across the world are struggling to keep up with rapidly changing technology and maintain their commitment to accessibility by assuring that their new hires have the requisite skill sets. If an individual with a disability cannot access a website, product, or service, they’re excluded from opportunities and limited in their ability to participate.  

Today, we are collaborating with education, corporations, and disability advocacy organizations to address the critical need to enhance students’ understanding of digital accessibility as they learn to design, develop, and build new technologies with the needs of people with disabilities in mind

  • We know a significant gap persists, that graduating students do not yet have the skills needed to build accessible technology.  The compelling need to teach about accessibility is presented in this concise document.
  • Technology job openings are rapidly growing, and the demand for skilled developers, programmers, and designers is enormous.  
  • The need for accessibility skills continues to grow.

We can’t do this work without you. Check out our new corporate sponsorship options below!

With your support, we can continue to close the skills gap! We will: 

  • Provide more curriculum development grants to faculty who are ready to incorporate accessibility into their existing courses. Since 2018 Teach Access has given more than $240,000 in grants and reached more than 2,700 students!
  • Continue to create free teaching and training materials and expand our open-source curriculum repository. 
  • Grow the Teach Access Study Away program and Student Career Development Series, engaging students each academic year with our partners by introducing them to accessible design and development. 
  • Create a continuous pipeline of skilled interns and employees for your organization, to help your team build products and services that are born accessible. 
  • Expand our open-source Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit for HR departments and hiring managers to help you improve your internal processes. We’re currently working on a partnership with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to add Teach Access information on their website.

Corporations of all sizes and across all industries are looking to Teach Access for support. You can view a list of our supporters here and help us continue to grow.

Help us reach 1 million students by 2030 and ensure future designers, developers, and programmers have the needed skills to allow everyone equal access to technologies.

GIVE NOW

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum

  • All General, Bronze, Silver, and Gold benefits plus, 
  • Listed as an Annual Sponsor and logo placement for all marketing materials, t-shirts, and swag for all student and faculty-focused programs; Study Away, (new) Student Ambassador program, Faculty Grants, or (new) Faculty Fellowship program
  • Special spotlight about your company on Teach Access social media and in two quarterly newsletters 
  • Feature on Teach Access website with logo and 250-word blurb

Diamond- $75,000

  • All General, Bronze, & Silver benefits plus,
  • Logo included as Annual Sponsor for all marketing materials, t-shirts, and swag for three of our student-focused or faculty-focused programs; Study Away, Student Ambassador program, Faculty Grants, or Faculty Fellowship program
  • Access to Teach Access Speakers Alliance for corporate keynotes and special events
  • Special spotlight on Teach Access social media and in one quarterly newsletter annually

Gold Sponsor- $50,000

  • All General & Bronze Sponsor benefits, plus:
  • Logo included as Annual Sponsor for all marketing materials, t-shirts, and swag for two of our student-focused or faculty-focused programs; Study Away, Student Ambassador program, Faculty Grants, or Faculty Fellowship program
  • Access to resume bank of potential interns and employees who have been through the Study Away program or one of our partner training programs

Silver Sponsor- $25,000

  • All General Sponsor benefits, plus:
  • Logo included as Annual Sponsor for choice of one of our student and faculty-focused programs; Study Away, (new) Student Ambassador program, Faculty Grants, or (new) Faculty Fellowship program.

Bronze Sponsor- $10,000

  • Teach Access Membership
  • Access to Digital Accessibility experts in academia and the tech industry to help support your organizational needs
  • Access to Industry Guest Speakers for your academic programs
  • Access to “train-the-trainer” instruction for faculty with the latest trends, techniques, and best practices used by industry-leading technology companies
  • Access to complimentary curated faculty and student training materials designed by, for, and with leading faculty and industry experts in Digital Accessibility
  • Invitation to join Teach Access project teams to advance the organizational mission
  • Opportunities to present on behalf of Teach Access at international conferences, seminars, workshops, and as a collegiate guest lecturer
  • Invitation to Teach Acces annual member event
  • Receipt of quarterly donor newsletter with partner highlights and success stories

PS- If your organization offers a matching gift program or makes contributions based on volunteer hours for your employees, please let us know how we can get involved.

For more information, Mindy Kolin, Director of Development & Industry Partnerships can be reached at Mindy@TeachAccess.org

Teach Access is a 501(c)(3) public charity registered in the United States, EIN # 86-1697668. Contributions are tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for applicable rules and regulations governing tax deductions.