November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the US. While many people have heard of this disorder, few people understand what it is and how public attitudes toward it, and healthcare, have influenced how people have lived with it. In my extended and family of origin, Epilepsy was, and still is, so frequent that we were… Continue Reading A Family Journey with Epilepsy and the Human Right to Healthcare
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
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
It’s important to know that reasonable workplace accommodations for people with disabilities is possible without a huge budget. Continue Reading Inclusion Works: Employing People with Disabilities
Our staff learned that many of our counterparts working on IT accessibility, and the needs of people living with disabilities, across the globe, do not have access to the level of accessible technology we enjoy in the US. One of our new friends from an African nation shared with us: “Many of our people don’t have computers, let alone screen reader software.” Continue Reading WeCo Hosts “Access for All” ADA Visit Creating Accessibility Cultural Exchange
The classroom of pen, paper and chalkboard is transitioning to a digital classroom. Students with disabilities are struggling as educational institutions don’t have accessibility in mind.