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?
Digital accessibility has become a standard in our lives. More businesses and government departments have begun to view it as more than just legal compliance, it’s a way to reach people and gain market share. This momentum will continue as our Baby Boom population ages and the number of individuals living with disabilities grows dramatically as a result. Taking the “short view” of attempting to save money by avoiding doing the work of digital accessibility means that you will be left behind. Continue Reading ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility
Our staff learned that many of our counterparts working on IT accessibility, and the needs of people living with disabilities, across the globe, do not have access to the level of accessible technology we enjoy in the US. One of our new friends from an African nation shared with us: “Many of our people don’t have computers, let alone screen reader software.” Continue Reading WeCo Hosts “Access for All” ADA Visit Creating Accessibility Cultural Exchange
People who meet me for the first time, or know very little about me, often tell me that they are very surprised to learn that I live with a disability. They are even more surprised to learn that my disability kept me out of the work force, and unable to interact effectively with others, for… Continue Reading The Invisible Disability
By Billy Gomes, Test Team Management Assistant and Accessibility Specialist-in-Training As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, WeCo is highlighting some of the challenges facing people living with disabilities regarding employment. With the current unemployment rate for people who live with disabilities at 14.1%, compared to the 7.1% unemployment rate for people who live… Continue Reading Employment Challenges for People With Disabilities
As the president of a company that is highly dependent upon the unique perspective and specific skills that result when people live with one or more types of disabilities, making reasonable accommodations is a part of my everyday work life. At WeCo, accommodation is viewed as part of how we do business, rather than a… Continue Reading Five Reasons Why Including People Living With Disabilities in your Workforce Creates a Positive Culture