WeCo Welcomes “Access for All” Visitors from the US Department of State on July 29th in Minneapolis!

WeCo staff pose with six delegates; one staff member is in a wheel chair.

WeCo Accessibility Specialists pose with International Visiting Leader Program participants from UAE, touring the US through the US Dept. of State’s International Visiting Leader Program in May 2015.

WeCo is proud to be hosting visit with the International Visiting Leader Program from the US Department of State on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at our offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WeCo hosted another such visit in May, with IVL Program participants from the United Arab Emirates (see photo at left.)

The July visitors are a part of a US Department of State Project called: “Access for All: Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities.”This project will examine how the United States has led changes that allow people with disabilities to participate more fully in economic and civic life. Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, physical infrastructure, transportation, workplaces, housing and lodging, and all public facilities are designed or retrofitted to allow access to people with physical disabilities, while new technologies facilitate communication. In addition, the Act provides for support services to students and adults to ensure equal opportunity in education and employment. This project will explore the challenges and successes that have occurred under the ADA.

The group visiting WeCo in July will include representatives working in disability advocacy, social work and humanitarian efforts from countries in areas such as South America, Asia and Europe.

WeCo Accessibility Services:
Who we are and what we do

Accessibility starts with understanding, that’s why WeCo provides usability-based training and A woman seated in a wheel chair in a urban office with a city view.  She is speaking with a man in a suit and they are looking at a computer screen together.testing services for organizations and businesses concerned about IT accessibility, including Section 508, ADA or WCAG requirements.  Whether your group is new to accessibility, or expanding present practices to move beyond software and include input from the end-user, our services help you bring meaningful accessibility to life.

What makes WeCo different?

WeCo’s service are focused on giving our clients access/feedback from actual users who live with disabilities. As a mission-based forprofit company,  90% of our staff team live with a disability.  This means that WeCo is a place where talented individuals, who are often overlooked by traditional work environments, can grow and contribute.