In their own words, Sound Off works to increase access to professional settings for marginalized peoples in tech.
And to start things off they are raising money for ASL interpreters for the AlterConf conferences:
"We're tremendously excited to lead off our first fundraising campaign raising money to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and live captioning for the 2016 series of AlterConf conferences. Sign language and live captioning benefit not only hearing impaired but attendees for whom English may not be their primary language."
Sound Off has some very worthy, and very realistic goals. And as Brent Simmons says, people of the future will look back and judge us for how well or poorly we expanded our tribe.
We need to expand, and we need to be inclusive. Good thoughts are great, but helping out with a little bit of money is even better.