Hamilton has broken barriers and changed how we view the vehicle of musical theater. The social statements it makes are too numerous to count the first time you encounter it. But I have been struck by the remarkable parallel it has drawn to the struggle of capable professionals living with disabilities, in the American workplace.… Continue Reading Hamilton and Challenging Disability Perceptions
About this blog post: WeCo periodically addresses questions we receive from clients in our Accessibility Blog. This question, about WCAG Global Accessibility, came from the legal counsel of one of our clients. We hope you find the answer helpful. WECO CLIENT QUESTION: Are the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 standards global in nature? In… Continue Reading WCAG 2.0 AA a Global Accessibility Measure? A WeCo Client Question
For those of us who want to continue to do business and attract capable employees in a future where disabilities become more common, being aware of the disabilities our customers, employees and coworkers live with, will directly impact our ability to stay competitive and viable. How we respond to the challenges and changes will interpret what kind of a culture we are building within our organizations, as well as the type of message we are sending to the public. Continue Reading Disability Awareness: a Business Toolkit
As fears over drive-by websites lawsuits grows, more websites are undergoing audit and remediation processes. The number of companies offering accessibility services is growing. But how do you know if you’re hiring the right one? With everyone jumping on the bandwagon of accessible audit and remediation, it’s hard to know who to trust, or what you’re getting. Continue Reading Selecting a Quality Accessibility Service
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… Continue Reading A Family Journey with Epilepsy and the Human Right to Healthcare
Helping everyone, from organizations to members of the public, understand WHY accessibility is vital to people living with disabilities and HOW it works, is part of WeCo’s mission. That’s why we’re launching The Face of Accessibility public awareness campaign. Continue Reading WeCo’s Face of Accessibility Raises Public Awareness About Disability IT Accessibility
On December 26, 2017 the US Department of Justice officially withdrew the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules for website accessibility. The question we’re being asked at WeCo by many of our clients since then is: does this mean we don’t have to make our website and software accessible? That’s an important question. It’s one… Continue Reading No ADA Web Rules: Are We Off the Hook?