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
Want to get up to running speed on the new WCAG 2.2 release? We’ll be providing more detail in future posts, but here are the quick facts from our Accessibility Team to get you started. General Facts WCAG 2.2 is scheduled to be published in September 2021. (Delayed from the previously anticipated July 2021 date.)… Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Quick Facts
As a team of SME’s who live with disabilities, the new WCAG 3.0, released for public comment in January, gives us a lot to like. This article doesn’t list everything, but it will give you an idea about the renewed approach 3.0 is taking. This makes more sense to us, both as users with disabilities, and as digital experts who test for and teach accessibility every day. Continue Reading What We Like About WCAG 3.0 by WeCo’s SMEs
It’s not always easy for us to explain to clients that what most people living with disabilities want, includes the ability to decide HOW we access websites…tools (overlays) appear to many of us more about making the companies and developers feel better, than creating an accessible option for us, because they can consider our accessibility needs “fixed.” Continue Reading Are Accessibility Overlays Overbaked?
But making statements about someone else’s experience…may invalidate the person’s experience. You may feel much better after telling someone that you “identify” with their experience. And while all of these things may serve a good intention, your voice may not be the one that needs to be heard right now. Continue Reading Public Statements and Listening vs. Hearing