What does disability employment mean at WeCo?
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. WeCo is asking our Staff and Testers to share what disability employment means to them. Our company has earned “Leading Disability Employer” Award status from the National Organization on Disability for the past two years. To commemorate our 2020 award and to kick of NDEAM, we’ll be photographing our Staff and Testers, from around the country, and sharing their insights in disability employment, as members of a company with a unique disability employment mission.
Disability Employment Perspective:
Debbie Heilig, Director of Customer Relations
“I’m grateful that I get to work with organizations in their accessibility journey. Whether accessibility is just ‘the right thing to do’ for them, or they have received notification that they must make changes, it is rewarding to help them understand the ‘why and how’ of digital accessibility. As a former client, I have been in their place. I am honored to work with top-notch talent at WeCo, and a little intimidating to be the only non-disabled person in the company!”
About the Leading Disability Employer Award
The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™ is a public recognition applauding organizations that are leading the way in disability inclusion and tapping into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including high rates of productivity and dedication, and greater employee engagement across the workforce.
Disability Employment Information and Inspiration from WeCo’s Staff and Testers
National Disability Employment Awareness Events – 2020
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 an after-work Zoom virtual 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. Program runs from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
2020 MeetUp Schedule
Accessibility Live: How AT Really Interacts with Your Website – Monday, November 30, 2020, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM CST – Online
To access the recordings of these MeetUps, please join the Accessibility Twin Cities MeetUp here and meet with this group of accessibility professionals.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day