The Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS) is open for business, and is looking for new members. From the launch statement:

The Guild of Accessible Web Designers is a world wide organisation of web designers and developers committed to helping each other, and promoting the message that accessible web design is ‘good for business’.

If web accessibility is important to you (and it should be), and you’re interested in joining the GAWDS, send in your membership application. Members need to meet certain criteria, and applications are checked to ensure that all members are committed to accessible web design. Seems reasonable to me.

A competition to redesign the GAWDS website will be announced shortly. Good skills in accessible design will obviously be a must for anyone looking to participate.

Posted on December 2, 2003 in Accessibility


  1. They need to hurry up with the redesign contest, because the current design is atrocious. How are you supposed to attract designers to join something when they don’t even like the design.

  2. December 3, 2003 by Roger (Author comment)

    I agree that the site isn’t what I’d call “visually appealing” at the moment. Hopefully the competition will change that soon.

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