October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. WeCo is sponsoring a free public event for employers, to bring to life this year’s theme, “America’s Recovery Powered by Inclusion.”
NDEAM – Employers Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 19th 12-1:30 p.m. CST
This panel of professionals has so much to share in their vast, cumulative experience as disability employers! Hear from:
Matthew Luken, Director of UX and VP of Accessibility at US Bank
Fred Moltz, Sr. Manager and CAE of A11y Testing and Governance at Verizon Consumer Group
Lynn Wehrman, President and Founder at WeCo Accessibility Services
The panel will cover:
- Why professionals with disabilities are creating solutions to worker shortages
- How the different perspectives workers with disabilities bring to the table sparks innovation
- Fostering inclusion and diversity through disability employment practices.
- Tips on attracting, hiring, and retaining workers with disabilities.
- Dispelling myths about disability accommodation and refocusing on the fiscal practicality of inclusion
Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp
Accessibility Twin Cities is a MeetUp that brings together people who work in the accessibility testing industry, as well as those interested in learning more about how digital accessibility works. These bi-monthly virtual gatherings, held via Zoom, are for accessibility testing professionals and have a growing membership from the Minnesota Twin Cities area and from communities across the world. No matter where you live or work, you can join Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp! Everyone is welcome!
How do I join?
Membership for Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp is simple. Head over to the MeetUp website to learn more and sign up. You’ll receive invitations and reminders for all of our meetings!
(If you cannot afford the membership fee, please reach out to us for assistance.)
When does the group meet?
ATC meets on the last Monday of every other month via Zoom meeting. Program runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. CST
Next Meetup: November 29, 2021 – “De-Puzzling Digital Accessibility” with Marsha Schwanke of the Southeast ADA Center
January 2022: Creative Accessibility (Universal Design and Accessibility For Designers and Creatives)
Archived MeetUp Recordings Available
Recordings of past MeetUps are available to all MeetUp members! Please join us to gain access to this wealth of information.