Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an international event that gives us all the opportunity to learn more about digital accessibility. This year’s event is set for Thursday, May 16th and WeCo will be providing it’s 3rd annual FREE after work demonstration and education event.
WeCo’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day Celebration
Thursday, May 16th
Industrious North Loop
Unable to attend in person? We will be streaming this event via Zoom!
If you would like to attend virtually, please use the following meeting information:
One tap mobile – +16468769923,,631634790#
Meeting ID: 495-261-745
WeCo offers FREE, and affordably priced “per seat” training. Perfect for small teams, or individuals.
- Classes offered onsite in Minneapolis OR online.
- Live captioning is always a part of our online classes.
- If you’re attending onsite, we provide coffee and refreshments.
- Upcoming classes listed below. Complete list of our current/past training events on Eventbrite.
Onsite Class Location in Minneapolis
323 North Washington Avenue / Second Floor / Minneapolis, MN 55401
We are a part of Industrious Shared Offices
Metered parking available next to and behind the building / area served by bus and train.
Check out recordings/transcripts of some of our most popular free training webinar class
Free Training Classes
WeCo’s free training classes are a part of our mission to build a more accessible world, and a perfect place to start your accessibility initiative.
Getting Started in Accessibility (Web or Mpls)
Learn what digital accessibility means from the viewpoint of users living with sight, mobility, hearing and cognitive disabilities. Simple steps to get started on making your website/software accessible is part of this free class.
Onsite/Mpls Class Options
WCAG 2.1 Jump Start (Web)
Keep up with the latest iteration of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) with this free lunchtime webinar. Led by WeCo’s Accessibility Specialists, digital experts who also live with disabilities.
Making a Business Case for Accessibility
(Web or Mpls) NEW free lunch hour class!
WeCo’s newest free training class will help you assemble statistics and ROI information to convince stakeholders and leadership that accessibility is the right thing for your organization. Taught over the noon hour!
Need information on making a business case for accessibility right now? Check out our Make a Business Case web page. It’s packed with current information and resources!
Technical Training Classes
WeCo’s affordable technical training classes are perfect for individuals, small staff teams, or larger organizations who need to train new team members.
Applying WCAG 2.1 to Your Project
(Web or Mpls)
Comprehensive training on how to bring WCAG 2.1 to life in your website/software. Practical application from WeCo Accessibility Specialists, digital professionals who also live with disabilities, it’s our most popular training for developers, content managers and programmers.
NEW FEATURES in 2019:
- New WCAG 2.1 version of this training
- Five monthly training dates (Jan-May)
- Attend via webinar OR onsite in Minneapolis
Coding to Meet WCAG (Web)
Accessible code is the foundation of website/software that truly work for people with disabilities. This course gives you a solid start on understanding what to do, when, as you work towards meeting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG.)
Improving UX for Users Living with Disabilities (Web or Mpls)
Explore how UX differs for people living with sight, mobility, cognitive and hearing disabilities and how to address their needs. You’ll learn directly from WeCo’s Team of Accessibility Specialists, who also live with disabilities.
Accessible Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Power Point & PDF (Web or Mpls)
It’s possible for your team to learn how to create accessible emails, documents and PDF’s as well as convert existing ones to accessible formats. Learn directly from WeCo’s Accessible Document Specialists with hands-on exercises and guidance. Choose either onsite Mpls or web training options.
Not finding what you’re looking for? WeCo provides customized training.
To find out more, contact us today.
Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp
Accessibility Twin Cities is a MeetUp designed to bring together people who work in the accessibility testing industry, as well as those just interested in learning more about how digital accessibility works. Join us for wine and small bites in a relaxed after-work setting at WeCo’s downtown Minneapolis office for bi-monthly gatherings for accessibility testing professionals. We meet on the last Monday of each month.
How do I join?
Sign up for ATC on our MeetUp website. Once you’re sign up, you’ll receive invitations and reminders for all of our meetings.
What is the schedule?
ATC meets on the last Monday of every other month, beginning in January.
Happy Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
Program runs from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
2019 MeetUp Schedule
January 28th: Make Your Business Case for Accessibility
March 25th: ARIA: Apply Sparingly
May 20th: WCAG 2.1 Primer (earlier due to Memorial Day)
July 29th: Moving Mobile to WCAG 2.1
September 30th: The Fact and Fiction of Document Accessibility
November 25th: Access from the Start/Incorporating Accessibility into Existing Process