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 a Case for Accessibility
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?
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
At WeCo part of our mission is to create a place where people who live with disabilities can not only work but be inspired to succeed. Our Certified Test Team is comprised of a group of individuals who live with disabilities. Many of these people are educated, sharp, and great learners, but they have struggled… Continue Reading WeCo: A Workplace Making a Difference-Individuals with Disabilities
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
User-experience testing is no longer something reserved for Silicon Valley laboratories; it’s fast becoming a part of how governments and even small businesses, implement sound design and risk management procedures. But how can your office benefit from the user’s experience? By consulting them through out the development process. And if you are developing with an… Continue Reading Harnessing the power of the disabled user
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