Grafeas Group is creating a framework for crowdsourcing accessible text-based content
10

patrons

$63
per month

Mission Statement

Grafeas Group, a registered nonprofit, provides a framework for crowd-sourcing accessible text-based content for all Internet users, regardless of disability, access devices, or data restrictions.

About

There is a lot of content on the internet that is inaccessible to those with visual restrictions, no data plan, or otherwise an inability to load content. Much of that content is hidden inside images — images that a phone with low data cannot load or assistive screen reading technology cannot interpret. We are pioneering a system for locating this content and passing it to volunteers to create pure text representations so that everyone can access it.

This system, so far, has been deployed on Reddit.com under the subreddit /r/TranscribersOfReddit and features an innovative use of gamification and volunteerism to engage users and improve communities. Starting with just two people in April of 2017, over 620 volunteers have transcribed roughly 12,200 pieces of content in the following eight months. We currently serve a combined digital population of approximately one million Reddit subscribers.

Your support allows us to keep the servers running, the developers caffeinated, and allow our staff to continue outreach efforts to the places that need our work the most.
Tiers
Baby Steps
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for helping make accessibility reach more people! 


This tier receives our undying love -- thank you so much for helping us make an impact on the world!

Server Saver
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Keeping our servers running is incredibly important and is arguably the heart and soul of our systems. Rest easy with the knowledge that your donation helps keep one of our boxes online for another month!


This tier receives a special bonus on our TranscribersOfReddit Discord server!

Includes Discord rewards
The Caffeinator
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Besides the fun title, any additional funds beyond Server Saver are devoted towards resources for making a bigger impact on the world.


This tier receives a special bonus on Discord and a small bonus to your Transcriber flair on Reddit.

Includes Discord rewards
The Negotiator
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Funding at this level aids our outreach programs, both in working with new volunteers and developing new partnerships across the world.


This tier receives everything that came before it plus one hand-written thank-you card mailed anywhere in the world!

Includes Discord rewards
Developer's Friend
$50 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Money in this tier is destined toward aiding development and improvements for our fleet of bots and scripts that help keep this whole boat afloat.


This tier receives everything that came before it plus your name in our publicly available source code.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$63 of $1,000 per month
Allows us to hire a part-time administrator to assist with running the group.
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Mission Statement

Grafeas Group, a registered nonprofit, provides a framework for crowd-sourcing accessible text-based content for all Internet users, regardless of disability, access devices, or data restrictions.

About

There is a lot of content on the internet that is inaccessible to those with visual restrictions, no data plan, or otherwise an inability to load content. Much of that content is hidden inside images — images that a phone with low data cannot load or assistive screen reading technology cannot interpret. We are pioneering a system for locating this content and passing it to volunteers to create pure text representations so that everyone can access it.

This system, so far, has been deployed on Reddit.com under the subreddit /r/TranscribersOfReddit and features an innovative use of gamification and volunteerism to engage users and improve communities. Starting with just two people in April of 2017, over 620 volunteers have transcribed roughly 12,200 pieces of content in the following eight months. We currently serve a combined digital population of approximately one million Reddit subscribers.

Your support allows us to keep the servers running, the developers caffeinated, and allow our staff to continue outreach efforts to the places that need our work the most.

Recent posts by Grafeas Group

Tiers
Baby Steps
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for helping make accessibility reach more people! 


This tier receives our undying love -- thank you so much for helping us make an impact on the world!

Server Saver
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Keeping our servers running is incredibly important and is arguably the heart and soul of our systems. Rest easy with the knowledge that your donation helps keep one of our boxes online for another month!


This tier receives a special bonus on our TranscribersOfReddit Discord server!

Includes Discord rewards
The Caffeinator
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Besides the fun title, any additional funds beyond Server Saver are devoted towards resources for making a bigger impact on the world.


This tier receives a special bonus on Discord and a small bonus to your Transcriber flair on Reddit.

Includes Discord rewards
The Negotiator
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Funding at this level aids our outreach programs, both in working with new volunteers and developing new partnerships across the world.


This tier receives everything that came before it plus one hand-written thank-you card mailed anywhere in the world!

Includes Discord rewards
Developer's Friend
$50 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Money in this tier is destined toward aiding development and improvements for our fleet of bots and scripts that help keep this whole boat afloat.


This tier receives everything that came before it plus your name in our publicly available source code.

Includes Discord rewards