So, as a virus with no vaccine sweeps the US, a couple in their 60’s, who are both in wheelchairs, one of whom has diabetes and is blind, the other of whom cannot use his arms to push a grocery cart, are put at a greater level of risk to contract this virus. Simply because so many of us who don’t usually use home grocery delivery, are taking up all of the delivery slots. Continue Reading COVID-19 Reactions Puts People with Disabilities at Peril
On December 26, 2017 the US Department of Justice officially withdrew the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules for website accessibility. The question we’re being asked at WeCo by many of our clients since then is: does this mean we don’t have to make our website and software accessible? That’s an important question. It’s one… Continue Reading No ADA Web Rules: Are We Off the Hook?
That was all how it was before the ADA. You never knew if a building would be accessible. You never knew if people would say “We can’t take you here.” Continue Reading My Life Experiences Before the ADA
Part of the reason I was interested in entering the field of web and electronic accessibility was the believe that my years of experience using computers and the internet while living with a motor skill-related disability could be put to use for the benefit of others. Imagine my surprise, then, when I learned I didn’t… Continue Reading When the Assistive Device is No Assistive Device