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?
We’re the real thing. Accessibility experts living with disabilities. We help you understand how real people living with disabilities access websites/documents/software/mobile aps and more by working with us. At WeCo, we believe that people living with disabilities become experts at accessibility simply by navigating their day-to-day lives. Our approach combines both a technical and UX (user-experience)… Continue Reading Welcome to WeCo
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. Continue Reading ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility
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. Continue Reading ADA Anniversary and Digital Independence for People Living with Disabilities
Nearly 20% of the US population lives with a form of mental illness. Developing to ensure their access will help you reach more people. Continue Reading How Mental Illness Can Impact Digital Access
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… Continue Reading Self-Service Kiosks and the ADA: US Access Board Update
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… Continue Reading Fallacies About Hiring People Living With Disabilities