Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Accessible Startups: Simple Tips for Digital and Social Inclusion


Lynn Wehrman
WeCo Accessibility Services, President and Founder

Geek girl, driving a mission with other digital technologists w/disabilities, to connect our skills with companies who want to achieve genuine accessibility.  Our company is operated by digital professionals who live with one or more disability.  We also have a strong employment outreach to professionals with disabilities in our non-technical roles.


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. This lunch time session will give Startups knowledge, tools and empowered next steps to understand the "why" of digital accessibility AND begin to include clients, employees and the public, who live with disabilities, from the start. Each attendee will receive an "Accessible Startup Tips" digital guide and a free accessibility assessment of their website or mobile application.

This presentation will include live audio description and closed captioning. All materials in this presentation are structured for digital accessibility. Advance copies of the handout materials are available upon request at: [email protected]