ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Digital accessibility has become a standard in our lives.  More businesses and government departments have begun to view it as more than just legal compliance, it’s a way to reach people and gain market share.  This momentum will continue as our Baby Boom population ages and the number of individuals living with disabilities grows dramatically as a result. Taking the  “short view” of attempting to save money by avoiding doing the work of digital accessibility means that you will be left behind. 

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Self-Service Kiosks and the ADA: US Access Board Update

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Members of WeCo's staff team attended the US Access Board Town Hall at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 9, 2017. The meeting gave us the opportunity to learn more about the Board's immediate priorities. Among those that touch digital accessibility were public self-service kiosks and a long-awaited Americans with Disabilities digital accessibility guidance. Public Self-Service Kiosk Accessibility Moves to the Forefront...

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A Family Journey with Epilepsy and the Human Right to Healthcare

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Blog, General | 0 comments

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the US.  While many people have heard of this disorder, few people understand what it is and how public attitudes toward it, and healthcare, have influenced how people have lived with it. In my extended and family of origin, Epilepsy was, and still is, so frequent that we were asked to participate in studies conducted by Columbia University, in New York. Before the study, I used to believe that I...

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Fallacies About Hiring People Living With Disabilities

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Blog, General, Reasonable accommodation, Reasonable accommodation | 0 comments

As the public focus of NDEAM fades, I’m left wondering, why is it so difficult for people to see the possibilities and opportunities of including professionals living with disabilities in their workplaces, except for one month out of the year?   As the founder and President of WeCo, a company that is nearly 100% staff by professionals who live with disabilities, I get a lot of questions from fellow business owners and employers such as:...

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