Digital accessibility has become a standard in our lives. More businesses and government departments have begun to view it as more than just legal compliance, it's a way to reach people and gain market share. This momentum will continue as our Baby Boom population ages and the number of individuals living with disabilities grows dramatically as a result. Taking the “short view” of attempting to save money by avoiding doing the work of digital accessibility means that you will be left behind. Read more of this post
The anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is a great time to revisit how accessible your website, or software, is for users living with a variety of disabilities. Read more of this post
Nearly 20% of the US population lives with a form of mental illness. Developing to ensure their access will help you reach more people. Read more of this post
Members of WeCo's staff team attended the US Access Board Town Hall at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 9, 2017. The meeting gave us the opportunity to learn more about the Board's immediate priorities. Among those that touch digital accessibility were public self-service kiosks and a long-awaited Americans with Disabilities digital accessibility guidance.
Public Self-Service Kiosk Accessibility Moves to the Forefront Public kiosks may include: airport check-in, financial Read more of this post
Because of the potentially serious nature of seizures, developers should be extra careful to avoid any graphics, animations, movies, or other objects which have strobing, flickering, or flashing effects. Developers should also avoid graphics which may induce nausea or dizziness, or that may be distracting. Read more of this post
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the US. While many people have heard of this disorder, few people understand what it is and how public attitudes toward it, and healthcare, have influenced how people have lived with it.
In my extended and family of origin, Epilepsy was, and still is, so frequent that we were asked to participate in studies conducted by Columbia University, in New York.
Before the study, I used to believe that I had two uncles, three cousins, two sisters, Read more of this post
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:
How do you afford the special equipment?
Doesn’t Read more of this post
Due to my visual impairment, I rely on assistive technology to use my computer to do my job on the Access Team at WeCo. Read more of this post
It’s all of these accommodations that make it possible for me to do my work successfully at WeCo. Read more of this post
It’s important to know that reasonable workplace accommodations for people with disabilities is possible without a huge budget. Read more of this post