WeCo’s free accessibility webinars and resources provide you with learning opportunities that are in line with our mission. Below are links to our most recent free accessibility webinar events. We invite you take advantage of these and our many other free resources, such as our Free Accessibility Library. Also see: upcoming WeCo webinars and special events.
Barrier Breakers: A Celebration of Disability Employment (NDEAM)
Meet professionals living with disabilities who’ve built successful careers and challenged traditional disability employment views! October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. So often this month focuses on the barriers people face in disability employment. This year WeCo is leading a celebration of professionals who are breaking barriers by creating successful careers. Inspiration for employers who want to start and expand their diversity hiring, as well as job seekers who live with disabilities! You’ll meet:
Carrie Salberg, Independent Living Manager at Metropolitan Center for Independent Living
Jeremy Whelan, Facility Services Leader at General Mills
Dr. Andre Watson, Clinical Psychologist at Your Vision for Life Psychological Services
Paul Pranghofer, Enjoyed a long career as a programmer/system analyst for well-known organizations like the University of Minnesota and Control Data Corporation. Paul has also been an adaptive high school sports officiant for the past 40 years. He goes on mission trips with his church, including multiple trips to Slovakia, Haiti, and Liberia.
The Accessible Virtual Office
Join us to learn how to create an accessible and inclusive virtual office! The recent global pandemic ushered in the acceptance of working from home and the virtual office. As a company founded virtually, WeCo Staff understand that a flexible, and accessible, virtual office is the key to employee success, regardless of ability or disability. This webinar in honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, will focus on:
- Key aspects that make a virtual office accessible and inclusive
- Ways to customize and troubleshoot the accessibility experience in the office
Accessible Digital Forms
People living with disabilities can find website and mobile applications forms exceptionally challenging to access and use. Yet forms are often the key to many services and goods they rely upon. WeCo’s Accessibility Team will help your team understand:
- What makes forms inaccessible and accessible
- The top three things you can do to ensure form accessibility
The Art of the Alt Tag
WeCo’s free webinar takes you through the basics WCAG requirements for alternative text tags. With audience participation in writing alt text samples, this session also discusses the nuances of writing for specific audiences and purposes.
Getting Started in Accessibility
Miss our monthly free accessibility webinar “Getting Started in Accessibility”? Want to view it again or share it with a colleague? We’ve kept a copy of a recent one, here, just for you.
Accessible Mobile Environments
As more users turn to mobile for their digital interaction, and the rate of users with disabilities increases, creating digital mobile environments is essential for both social inclusion and legal risk management.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG, are a part of every discussion tied to inaccessible websites and digital inclusion. The WCAG also includes levels and nuances that can seem daunting, especially if you’re new to the concept of digital accessibility.
Web Accessibility Basics
Learn the basics of web accessibility from our team of experts! If you/your organization is newly aware that your website is inaccessible, or you simply want to better understand the digital needs of users with disabilities, this webinar is for you.
Demystifying US Accessibility Requirements
What is WCAG, ADA, Section 508? US digital accessibility has its own regulation language and understanding what they are and who they apply to can be confusing.
Taught by WeCo Founder/President, Lynn Wehrman, is who also a former federal program coordinator and government Communications Specialist.
Braille Laptops: Feeling a Web Page
Can you feel a web page? In this free accessibility webinar, WeCo’s Lead Certified Test Consultant, Maureen, takes you on a journey to understand Braille: where it came from and how it is used to tactilely to access computers, mobile aps and software.
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Need training right now? Check out our Webinars for upcoming live events. Or learn about our Accessibility and Usability group training options..
Want to know more about us? Learn more about WeCo’s unique mission to employ digital professionals living with disabilities as experts to help you become accessible.