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.
As the president of a company that is highly dependent upon the unique perspective and specific skills that result when people live with one or more types of disabilities, making reasonable accommodations is a part of my everyday work life. At WeCo, accommodation is viewed as part of how we do business, rather than a… Continue Reading Five Reasons Why Including People Living With Disabilities in your Workforce Creates a Positive Culture
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the US. As an employer, WeCo’s Certified Test Consultant team includes individuals living with one or more type of disability recognized by the US Department of Human services: sight, hearing, motor skill and cognitive. Our internal staff is also made up almost entirely of people living with disabilities. (Currently,… Continue Reading Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Over the course of a business day at WeCo we encounter many employees who work as website developers and designers. Most have the same question when they begin working with us: where’s the checklist? It’s extremely typical for web designers, developers and content managers to view website accessibility as purely a formula process because that’s… Continue Reading Understanding the People Side of Website Accessibility