Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 — The Wehrman Collaborative, LLC (WeCo) a testing firm which verifies IT-accessibility for disabled users by disabled users, has granted use of their Access Approved® logo to Mackin Educational Resources, of Burnsville, Minnesota, for their MackinVIA digital resource management system and to the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the “Own Best Medicine”” website. Both organizations have met WeCo’s Standards of Accessibility®. The WeCo Access Approved® logo is granted with limited use to organizations and companies whose websites and digital platforms conform to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) WCAG Guidelines and WeCo’s own Standards of Accessibility®. As a human-based testing firm, WeCo’s Certified Test Consultants, all of whom live with one or more disability, conduct user-experience tests to verify websites, software, documents and other IT venues with the above standards and guidelines.

“Mackin Educational Resources is a respected force in the education industry and the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, is a progressive nonprofit that is bringing patient safety to the forefront,” commented said Lynn Wehrman, President and founder of WeCo.   “Education and health resources are essential to people living with disabilities, and we are glad that we could help assist these organizations in making their resources more accessible to everyone, regardless of their disability.”

Launched in 2011, Mackin Educational Resources’ Mackin Via allows simultaneous and easy access to all eBooks, audiobooks, video resources, and databases with one log-in. Used by thousands of schools and students, the free MackinVIA digital resource management system provides educators and students a refined and easy to navigate tool to manage all their school’s digital resources.

The Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) is made up of more than 100 organizations in the healthcare field working to improve patient safety.   It has developed a public education campaign called “You:  Your Own Best Medicine,” which educates patients about simple steps they can take to stay healthy and safe.  The website tested by WeCo, www.ownbestmedicine.mn, is one element of that public education campaign.