Is Website Inaccessibility a Big Deal? Real Life Ramifications for Businesses and Individuals

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Blog, Certified Test Teams | 0 comments

Written by: Olivia Dirks, Certified Test Team Manager People who live with disabilities deal with inaccessible websites all the time. We sat down with one of our WeCo Certified Test Consultants, and she shared with us her experiences living with a sight related disability and accessing the internet. WeCo Certified Test Consultants are hired and trained by WeCo to test websites for accessibility. As people living with disabilities, their user...

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WeCo: A Workplace Making a Difference-Individuals with Disabilities

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Blog, Certified Test Teams, Gallery, General, Reasonable accommodation, Reasonable accommodation | 0 comments

At WeCo part of our mission is to create a place where people who live with disabilities can not only work but be inspired to succeed. Our Certified Test Team is comprised of a group of individuals who live with disabilities. Many of these people are educated, sharp, and great learners, but they have struggled in the past to find a place of employment that sees beyond their disability. Our consultants are very enthusiastic as to why they love...

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Five Reasons Why Including People Living With Disabilities in your Workforce Creates a Positive Culture

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Access Approved™, Access Awareness, Blog, Certified Test Teams, Featured, Gallery, General, Legal Awareness, News, Reasonable accommodation, Reasonable accommodation, Services, Updates | 0 comments

As the president of a company that is highly dependent upon the unique perspective and specific skills that result when people live with one or more types of disabilities, making reasonable accommodations is a part of my everyday work life.  At WeCo, accommodation is viewed as part of how we do business, rather than a way of providing special dispensation to someone who works for us. The result of the "business as usual" view we take of what is...

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Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Access Approved™, Access Awareness, Blog, Certified Test Teams, Featured, General, Legal Awareness, News, Services, Updates | 0 comments

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the US.  As an employer, WeCo's Certified Test Consultant team includes individuals living with one or more type of disability recognized by the US Department of Human services: sight, hearing, motor skill and cognitive. Our internal staff is also made up almost entirely of people living with disabilities. (Currently, only one internal staff member does not.) Because WeCo's mission...

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Understanding the People Side of Website Accessibility

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Access Approved™, Access Awareness, Blog, Certified Test Teams, Featured, General, Services, Updates | 0 comments

Over the course of a business day at WeCo we encounter many employees who work as website developers and designers.  Most have the same question when they begin working with us: where's the checklist? It's extremely typical for web designers, developers and content managers to view website accessibility as purely a formula process because that's how their world works.  When your daily job involves trying to get code to behave to obtain certain...

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