Is Your Online Presence Accessible to Everyone?
You have a web presence, but is it really accessible to all of the people you serve, regardless of their abilities? When websites and electronic documents are developed without considering the needs of disabled users they become difficult, or impossible for these people to access.
An inaccessible website can lead to negative legal and public-relations ramifications for your organization. Accessible and legally compliant websites and documents are within your grasp when you make WeCo your partner in accessibility.
Equal Access to the Web: The Legal Realities
The laws which mandate equal access apply to government entities, private and non-profit businesses alike. These include the ADA, Section 508, WCAG and Mandate 376. Since the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act the number of court cases dealing with access issues are increasing each year in the United States. These include companies that represent household names, such as Target Stores and Netflix who are being challenged for ADA compliance.
Social attitudes are changing regarding the equal accessibility of goods, services and information for people living with disabilities. Whether viewed from a legal, profit margin or public-relations standpoint, those who respond to such challenges by facilitating and anticipating access needs for the widest public audience possible will come out ahead.
WeCo’s Best-Kept Trade Secret
The Wehrman Collaborative is a business where the physical and cognitive challenges people live with can create opportunities to educate and improve access to information, products and services. At WeCo we believe that individuals living with disabilities become experts at access simply by navigating their day-to-day lives. The WeCo Accessibility Test Platform enables these individuals to put their life experience to work to help make websites and electronic communications more accessible for everyone.
The WeCo consultant career translates into an exciting opportunity for people that may have been overlooked by traditional work environments. We consider this talented group of people our best-kept trade secret.