Our SME’s help you understand real life accessibility and usability
At WeCo, living with a disability everyday helps us bring understanding to others. Our experienced subject matter expert (SME) speakers bring unique insight to your events, including professional conferences and industry gatherings. Some of our most requested topics include:
- What digital accessibility means to us
- The difference between legal compliance and accessibility
- How usability differs for users who live with disabilities
- How to work with an existing website for accessibility
- Accessibility basics businesses and nonprofits need to focus on
WeCo’s Most Popular Speakers
Our most popular speakers are listed below. We also have a number of Testers , Staff Team and Advisory Board Members with inspiring stories to share. We are happy to work with you to find the right WeCo speaker for your event.
WeCo Founder and President, Lynn Wehrman is a highly-experienced and sought-after SME speaker for keynote and organizational, association meetings and conferences. Her breadth of experience and understanding regarding the legal and usability needs of real life accessibility, coupled with her warm, conversational presentation style, draws the audience into an engaging experience.
Lynn began her career working in digital accessibility as one of the first government digital accessibility specialists. With an education in communications, and professional background in federal program coordination, her work on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan resulted in ground breaking work in government digital accessibility.
Past Speaking Events
Tech Cities 2019/Lynn Wehrman: Accessibility is Your Business Survival Tool: How Aging and Disability Will Impact Business Growth (University of Minnesota)
World Usability Day 2017/Lynn Wehrman Closing Keynote: Can I Do It Myself? Testing with Users Living with Disabilities (YouTube)
ADA Great Lakes AFA Center 2016/Lynn Wehrman/Sue Ann Rodriquez: Real Life Accessibility: Software versus Disability-Based UX Testing (Great Lakers ADA Center)
SUE ANN RODRIQUEZ
Director of Accessibility Services
WeCo’s Director of Accessibility Services, Sue Ann Rodriquez, began her digital career as the webmaster/data base administrator for Twin Cities RISE! She completed her Master’s Degree in Digital Communication from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. While at Metro State, Sue Ann’s explored digital accessibility and UX by testing the accessibility of the University’s Disability Services Department’s webpages utilizing assistive technology, including the JAWS screen reader software she uses in her daily life.
The insights she gained from this work prompted her to find an organization that could put her UX/assistive technology and web development capabilities to use. Sue Ann’s SME background makes her a sought-after trainer at conferences and events.
ADA Great Lakes AFA Center 2016/Sue Ann Rodriquez/Lynn Wehrman: Real Life Accessibility: Software versus Disability-Based UX Testing (Great Lakers ADA Center)