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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A Breeze Among Flowers

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in General, Reasonable accommodation | 0 comments

By Annie Henwood (WeCo Public Relations Assistant) I sat at my desk with my eyes focused on my professor's facial expressions. While other students around me were taking notes or even playing with their phones, I struggled to keep up with the lecture. This professor was a firm believer in lecture-based education. He talked the whole time with very little interaction and almost no writing on the whiteboard. For some, this was a boring, yet...

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The Invisible Disability

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News, Reasonable accommodation | 0 comments

People who meet me for the first time, or know very little about me, often tell me that they are very surprised to learn that I live with a disability. They are even more surprised to learn that my disability kept me out of the work force, and unable to interact effectively with others, for several years. That is not uncommon for those of us who live each day with some form of mental illness.  Because of the significant stigma surrounding the...

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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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Employment Challenges for People With Disabilities

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Blog, General, News, Reasonable accommodation | 0 comments

By Billy Gomes, Test Team Management Assistant and Accessibility Specialist-in-Training As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, WeCo is highlighting some of the challenges facing people living with disabilities regarding employment. With the current unemployment rate for people who live with disabilities at 14.1%, compared to the 7.1% unemployment rate for people who live without disabilities, it’s important to be aware of...

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