WeCo offers extensive public outreach, which includes free and low-cost education options from which individuals, businesses and governments can benefit.

 

WECO WEBINAR LEARNING SERIES

 

The E-World of People Living with Disabilities – Part one of a two-part series

This webinar is a view inside the world of people living with disabilities, focusing on how they use computers and access the internet. We will discuss the challenges and advantages of assistive computer technologies and demonstrate how the most commonly used devices interact with software programs and the internet. These include: screen readers, voice prompt software, non-handheld pointer devices and modified keyboards. Highlighted will be how these technologies interact with online forms and applications and how visually and hearing impaired people access video and audio communication online.

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Part One:
Presented by Lynn Wehrman, Founder and President of WeCo (The Wehrman Collaborative)

The E-World of People Living with Disabilities - Part two of a two-part series

This webinar is a view inside the world of people living with disabilities, focusing on how they use computers and access the internet. We will discuss the challenges and advantages of assistive computer technologies and demonstrate how the most commonly used devices interact with software programs and the internet.

This webinar  included a panel discussion with WeCo Certified Test Consultants (CTCs), and is part two of a two-part series.

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Panel Discussion and Q&A with WeCo Certified Test Consultants (CTCs)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 11:00 – 11:40 a.m., CST

 

Accessible from Authorship: The Basics of Accessible Documents

The first step in making electronic information accessible to everyone is learning how to make the documents we work with every day more accessible to people with disabilities. Whether you are creating a text document, a spreadsheet, or a presentation, there are steps that you can take to make your document more accessible from the start. This can help you and your organization avoid the time-consuming, and sometimes costly, work of document remediation—the process of taking an existing inaccessible document and attempting to make it accessible after the fact. Taught by accessible document professionals and developed by people who live with disabilities, this webinar will show you the basics of accessible document construction in the most popular productivity suites, including Microsoft Office.

Lecture with optional hands-on Webinar
Presented by WeCo
Date TBD

 

Access in Action: A Study of the Accessibility Services Used in Creating a Department of Human Services Website

We all want to create web sites that are accessible, and are aware of a variety of services designed to help, but do they really work? Are they practical to use? Join the Department of Human Services Community supports Senior Supervisor, Taylor Kearns, and the web design and accessibility consulting team he hired to develop the newly launched “Accessible at Home” web site, to learn how they did it, and the best practices that merged from their project.

Included in this discussion are staff members from Twin Cities Tech Connection, and WeCo, a local mission-based company which provides online accessibility guidance through a team of user-experience testers and accessibility specialists who live with disabilities.

Interview-style Webinar
Presented by WeCo and DHS and Twin Cities Tech Connection
Date TBD

 

Automated Accessibility and Human UX Verification

As pressure increases to create accessible web sites, documents, and other online formats, organizations need practical and flexible solutions to meet the needs of the public who need the information they supply.

While accessibility testing software can be extremely helpful in determining accessibility needs, research indicates that it is far more powerful when coupled with human-based user-experience verification testing.

Learn how using both automated accessibility software and trained testers who live with disabilities can guide your organization’s web and software development process and ensure that the people you are seeking to make your venue accessible to can indeed access your information.

Demonstration-style Webinar
Presented by WeCo and Siteimprove, Inc.
Date TBD

 

Accessible Documents for the Web – (In development)

 

Non-Visual Access on the Web – (In development)