Digital accessibility for websites, software, mobile applications and documents, can be tricky for those of us living with mental health disorders. Mental illnesses can make it difficult to focus on, process, and understand information. This can create challenges for people navigating websites that are not tailored to our content management and design needs. As the… Continue Reading Mental Health Accessibility
On March 18, 2022, the DOJ released new web guidance for the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The guidance offers a roadmap for how government agencies, private and nonprofit businesses, can meet the needs of users with disabilities on the web. Long anticipated, the guidance comes on the tails of many ups and downs,… Continue Reading New ADA Website Guidance: Quick Review
Written by WeCo’s Team of Accessibility Specialists who live with disabilities In early 2022, the International Association Of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) released a position statement on accessibility overlays. The statement included recommendations, and caution, for organizations exploring the use of software often referred to as accessibility overlays. There’s been a sharp rise in companies and… Continue Reading IAAP’s Stance on Accessibility Overlays
According to the What’s New in WCAG 2.2 Working Draft, the WCAG 2.2 is scheduled to be completed and published by June 2022. As a person who tests for accessibility every day, I’m looking forward to the WCAG 2.2’s release. While there are going to be nine new success criteria, a few of them I’m… Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Update
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law. Most often associated with street and building access, it also governs goods, services, and information made available to the public, including websites. The ADA applies to everyone who places information out for public consumption, including private industry, or nonprofits – any organization that is putting… Continue Reading The ADA: Where do we go from here?
WeCo prides itself on inclusion and diversity. Because nearly everyone in our company comes to us from places of exclusion—not being able to be hired despite our accomplishments and education—we are far less hasty to judge each other. So when it came to developing and launching our vaccine policy, we had a solid foundation of… Continue Reading How We Wrote and Launched Our Vaccine Policy
This article outlines the journey we took that led us down the path of mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all our Staff, contractors, and vendors who use our onsite offices. Our company was founded virtually. Nearly all of us live with disabilities, so it was the most practical way to work together. A remote office was… Continue Reading Why We Chose A Company Vaccine Mandate