But making statements about someone else’s experience…may invalidate the person’s experience. You may feel much better after telling someone that you “identify” with their experience. And while all of these things may serve a good intention, your voice may not be the one that needs to be heard right now. Continue Reading Public Statements and Listening vs. Hearing
Without a daily commute, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is giving many of us more breathing room in our schedule. For many businesses and services, it’s also a time when clear, accessible communication is crucial. WeCo’s Accessibility Team thought this is the perfect time to scope your business/agency website for accessibility basics. Something… Continue Reading Bathrobe Accessibility Check: Basic Tips
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 Feb. 28, 2020 a new working draft of Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) version 2.2 has been released for public review and comment. If you’re working on accessibility for your organization and/or project, it’s important for you to know that another level of WCAG is anticipated. This blog article provides “at-a-glance” background information on this new version of the WCAG and a direct link to the working document. Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Draft: Quick Look
The purpose of GAAD is to bring awareness to challenges faced by people with disabilities. The WeCo blog is featuring beginning web accessibility tips. Continue Reading Celebrating GAAD: Beginning Accessibility Tips
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