Major Medicare Provider Earns Web Accessibility Verification Award
Molina Medicare Devoted to Accessibility for All Users
Minneapolis, MN – September 23, 2015– WeCo Accessibility Services, an IT accessibility testing organization, announced today that Molina Healthcare has been granted a limited right of use of WeCo’s Access Approved® logo for the Medicare section of its website. With this development, Molina Healthcare is ensuring that all aspects of their Medicare healthcare system and plans are accessible for all users including those living with disabilities and utilizing assistive technology.
“Removing barriers to health care has always been a priority for Molina Healthcare. With more people with disabilities and seniors using the web as a tool to help manage their care, improving access to our site was the right thing to do. We are proud to have met WeCo’s requirements to receive this recognition,” said Lisa Rubino, Senior Vice President at Molina Healthcare, Inc.
The WeCo Access Approved® logo is granted to organizations and companies whose websites and digital platforms conform to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) WCAG Guidelines. In addition, WeCo has developed its own standards for IT accessibility. As part of a human-based testing firm, Certified Test Consultants conduct user-experience tests in accordance with US and international accessibility legislation and guidelines. These consultants live with disabilities and are therefore considered experts by WeCo.
“Medicare is a program which serves a wide group of individuals, including those who live with disabilities,” stated WeCo President, Lynn Wehrman.. “People living with disabilities are the largest minority group in the US. This makes it essential that these individuals are able to access information about this program regardless of their disability. We are proud of the work Molina has done in this regard.”
About Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through our locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Molina serves approximately 3.4 million members. Dr. C. David Molina founded our company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California. Today, we continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at molinahealthcare.com.
About WeCo WeCo, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a mission-based, for-profit organization founded in 2011 by a group of citizens and professionals who worked on government communication accessibility issues. WeCo’s mission is to foster accessibility to online environments and to heighten public awareness regarding the capabilities of people who live with disabilities while promoting their financial independence. Focusing on the limited accessibility of web sites, and other electronic formats, for people living with disabilities, WeCo provides professional opportunities for individuals who are often overlooked by traditional work environments and encounter an unemployment rate that averages as high as 80%. WECO, ACCESS APPROVED, and the WECO logos, are trademarks of WECO. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit http://www.theweco.com.