WeCo Brings Accessibility to Twin Cities Startup Week
With the “Accessible Startups: Simple Tips for Digital and Social Inclusion” event, the team at WeCo Accessibility Services is making accessibility even more accessible for MN Startups.
For Immediate Release
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -August 30, 2021 –Every year since 2014, Twin Cities Startup Week has highlighted the amazing startup community in the Twin Cities. They provide a platform for entrepreneurs to share their good work with each other and the larger community.
This year, WeCo Accessibility Services will bring a focus on diversity and accessibility by sharing some simple tips and best practices through a new virtual event. Accessible Startups: Simple Tips for Digital and Social Inclusion will be held over the lunch hour on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021.
Registration for the event is open now:
This #A11y event will be conducted by President and Founder of WeCo Accessibility Services, Lynn Wehrman. “Every startup wants to be diverse and inclusive, but few understand that the digital needs of people with disabilities is part of reaching that goal. Websites, software, social media, videos, presentations, emails and documents that are accessible to people living with cognitive, hearing, mobility and sight-related disabilities is not only possible, it’s essential in the current legal landscape, for companies engaged in startup and beyond.”
In a recent video, Lynn explains why she is so excited to give this presentation and bring accessibility to the world of MN startups. If you are interested in further information or to conduct an interview with Lynn, please contact Communications Specialist, Valerie Lockhart, at email@example.com.
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THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY ANNOUNCES WeCo Accessibility Services as a 2019 ‘LEADING DISABILITY EMPLOYER’
WeCo Accessibility Services, a Minneapolis-based, independent, disability-owned businesses recognized for its exemplary disability hiring and employment practices alongside Fortune 500’s
Arlington, VA (September 26, 2019) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced WeCo Accessibility Services of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is among fifty-nine organizations that have been named a 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employer™. Now in its fourth year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to applaud those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring.
The winning organizations were announced at NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum, Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Culture for a Modern Workforce, hosted by lead sponsors PwC and Charter Communications – Spectrum.
“These winning organizations understand that by welcoming people with disabilities, they reap the benefits of a more productive and engaged workforce,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge. “The preeminent challenge before us is to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy full opportunity for employment, enterprise and earnings, and that employers know how to put their talents to work. As a company pioneering the concept of disability applied as a skill set to help organizations and agencies become digitally accessible, we thank WeCo for their leadership and for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities.”
Past Press Clippings
[Minneapolis, MN]─ 6/1/2018 A Minneapolis-based tech business which assists organizations facing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) website accessibility lawsuits, founded and operated by digital experts who live with disabilities, WeCo Accessibility Services (WECO), has been named a winner of The 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE. SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. The competition is being sponsored by Sam’s Club.
Local Disability Tech Startup Selected as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE – .pdf 6/1/2018
The Wehrman Collaborative (WeCo)…hosted on May 4 visitors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). WeCo Founder Lynn Wehrman and the group of international visitors who are current and emerging leaders in disability issues discussed compliance with IT accessibility requirements and standards for which WeCo tests its clients’ websites. Two WeCo Accessibility Specialists demonstrated technology commonly used by Internet users living with disabilities.
See this visit on video at: WeCo Host IVL Delegates from United Arab Emirates
“The Carroll Center, based in Newton, has been offering this consulting service for about a year but last week announced a partnership with WeCo, a Minnesota-based company that develops website content for people with disabilities. Through the partnership, the Carroll Center will continue offering its consulting analysis and WeCo will be able to make the necessary modifications so that client websites are accessible. …”