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
Without a daily commute, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is giving many of us more breathing room in our schedule. For many businesses and services, it’s also a time when clear, accessible communication is crucial. WeCo’s Accessibility Team thought this is the perfect time to scope your business/agency website for accessibility basics. Something… Continue Reading Bathrobe Accessibility Check: Basic Tips
So, as a virus with no vaccine sweeps the US, a couple in their 60’s, who are both in wheelchairs, one of whom has diabetes and is blind, the other of whom cannot use his arms to push a grocery cart, are put at a greater level of risk to contract this virus. Simply because so many of us who don’t usually use home grocery delivery, are taking up all of the delivery slots. Continue Reading COVID-19 Reactions Puts People with Disabilities at Peril
Despite a new focus on disability employment, the disability employment rate remains largely unchanged. Based upon our experiences at WeCo, here are three ways you can become a more successful disability employer. Continue Reading Three Ways Your Company Can Become a Disability Employer
The purpose of GAAD is to bring awareness to challenges faced by people with disabilities. The WeCo blog is featuring beginning web accessibility tips. Continue Reading Celebrating GAAD: Beginning Accessibility Tips
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