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?
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
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