WeCo’s next blog series will feature a unique, and up-close, view of accessibility from the perspective of our staff members and test consultants who live with disabilities. You’ll read, first hand, how we live with our challenges each day and how accessible design helps us in our jobs, and in our personal lives, to receive… Continue Reading Accessibility from the Inside
At WeCo (The Wehrman Collaborative) we contract with testers who live with many different disabilities. These testers are the heartbeat of our company. They are the experts in the field of accessibility because they not only understand accessibility; WeCo Certified Test Consultants live it. We thought it would be interesting to find out what they… Continue Reading Tips and Tricks for a More Accessible Website (Ideas from the Users)
At a conceptual level, no one should have to be convinced of the merits of making information available to as many people as possible. Still, “doing the right thing” is seldom easy, and web accessibility is no different. For government agencies, nonprofits, or businesses–organizations most often called upon to make their information accessible–the largest hurdle… Continue Reading Accessibility Planning: The First Steps
Making your website and electronic communications accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability or disability, can be a daunting task. But if there is anything that WeCo hopes to achieve as a company, it is promoting the idea that accessibility is a real possibility for any organization, group, company or individual who wants to provide… Continue Reading Accessibility: Where Do We Begin?
DRM and HTML 5: The Web and Limiting Access(ibility) At WeCo, we provide a number of products and services to our clients to help them foster and improve web accessibility. While those services may range from “meet and greet” discussions and introductory seminars to detailed reports and hands-on development assistance, the message we wish to… Continue Reading DRM and HTML 5: Limiting Access(ibility)?
Written by: Olivia Dirks, Certified Test Team Manager People who live with disabilities deal with inaccessible websites all the time. We sat down with one of our WeCo Testers, and she shared with us her experiences living with a sight related disability and accessing the internet. WeCo Certified Test Consultants are hired and trained by… Continue Reading Is Website Inaccessibility a Big Deal? Real Life Ramifications for Businesses and Individuals
As the name suggests, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 are a set of guidelines developed “with a goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.” Designing and producing content for individuals who live with disabilities can be difficult. What is… Continue Reading Layers of Guidance: How to Use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0