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WeCo Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Listen to WeCo Accessibility Service’s second annual celebration of public awareness event, National Disability Employment Awareness Month!  This online discussion highlighted how ‘Inclusion Drives Innovation‘.

 

Ken Rodgers, Disability Program Coordinator, MnDOT| Ken presented information about the legal requirements employers must meet when providing reasonable accommodations to professionals living with disabilities.  He also shared some innovative hiring programs being used in government that can easily be applied to small businesses and other organizations to help them create a more dynamic, diverse workforce.
Sarita Kimble, retired Reasonable Accommodation Specialist at US Dept of Defense| Sarita covered common barriers to employment for professionals living with disabilities and practical ways to overcome them.  Her stories and examples have inspired and helped employers and business see that there are excellent options that make it possible for businesses of any size to engage talented individuals living with disabilities.

Lynn Wehrman, WeCo Founder | Lynn tells the story of how her company built its workforce almost exclusively with the talent of professionals living with disabilities. A testament to the capabilities of organizations of any size to do the same. You’ll  understand that workplace accommodation is really more about communication, and less about budgeting.

 


 

Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp

A group of testers with white canes, chatting together.WeCo sponsors Accessibility Twin Cities (ATC) MeetUp!

Accessibility Twin Cities is a MeetUp designed to bring together people who work in the accessibility testing industry, as well as those just interested in learning more about how digital accessibility works.  Join us for wine and small bites in a relaxed after-work setting at WeCo’s downtown Minneapolis office for bi-monthly gatherings for accessibility testing professionals.  We meet on the last Monday of each month.

How do I join?
Sign up for ATC on our MeetUp website.  You’ll receive invitations and reminders for all of our meetings.

What is the schedule?
Happy Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
Program runs from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Remaining MeetUps for 2017:
September 25th | Mobile Accessibility Standards
November 27th | Topic TBC

Join ATC MeetUp