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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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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