If Your Co-Op Isn’t Accessible, You’re Losing Money!
There are over 80 million Americans with disabilities (25% of the population!), and they’ve got over $1.6USD Trillion (yes, ‘illion’ with a T!) worth of disposable income.1
According to the US Census Bureau, 48% of people with disabilities are their households’ primary shopper.2
75% of people with disabilities surveyed said their experiences as customers were failures.3
DON’T RISK LOSING MONEY AND MINIMIZING YOUR MISSION – ACCESSIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR
CO-OP’S BOTTOM LINE!
In 2020, web accessibility lawsuits increased 23% from 2019.4
Lawsuits are really expensive, even if they never see the light of a courtroom. With more of life moving online in the wake of COVID-19, your business’s website must be accessible, and that doesn’t mean that it’s able to be found on Google. It means complying with inclusive design principles and website functionality laws. An accessible website can prevent potential costly legal action against your business.
Investing in disability inclusion can help your business outperform its competition by 4x.5
It’s because disabled people are natural innovators, whether we are customers or employees. We create our own adaptions to make the world a better place for us to live in, and by extension everyone else, too. And, when businesses tap into the innate innovation disabled people offer, they make 53% more money than their competition.6 Disability inclusion is profitable.
Less than 4% of businesses include disability as part of their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.7
Disability intersects all other identities – race, ethnicity, indigeneity, refugee status, citizenship status, gender, economic class, income, occupation/work history, language, religion/spirituality, sexuality, age, education, body size, housing status, family status, mental health – and you’re likely not including it into your DEI efforts. No DEI initiative is truly diverse, equitable, or inclusive unless it includes people with disabilities. Disability is an integral part of human diversity.
If you want to avoid potential legal issues, make more money, and actually practice what you preach about DEI then you need Wandke Consulting’s
(Hey Friend, that’s a 60% savings!)
The Path to Access & Profits Program Includes:
Web Accessibility Review
A Wandke Consulting expert will spend about 4 hours meticulously reviewing the most important page of your business’s website – the home page – to ensure it is compliant and accessible. They’ll complete a customized report for you describing exactly what needs to be done to make your home page disability inclusive. (Valued at $500)
90-Minute Implementation & Strategy Session
You’ll spend 90-minutes with a Wandke Consulting expert to review your home page’s accessibility rating and develop a plan to implement changes. You’ll also be expertly-guided in creating a customized Accessibility Strategy for your business, focused on legal compliance, your unique business situation, and increasing profitability. (Valued at $500)
Your Choice of Live Training Offered Directly to Your Team
You’ll get exclusive access to a 60 – 90 minute LIVE, fully customized training! You pick the topic, and then we customize our content to your co-op’s unique needs and present the training to your team online. You’ll also get access to the recording of the live session and all course materials! Topics for training sessions include (but not limited to):
–Understanding Universal Design and Why It Matters for Businesses,
–Disability Sensitivity & Etiquette,
–How to Identify Unconscious Bias in Your Business Processes (So You Can Eliminate Them),
–How to Write an Inclusive Job Posting: Beyond the EOE Statement, and
–Inclusive Marketing Best Practices. (Valued at $1,500)
Individually, these offerings are valued at over $2,500, but as a Columinate affiliated Co-Op, you get this exclusive opportunity to start your business on the path of accessibility and inclusion for $1497 – 40% Off!
Buy the Path to Access & Profits Program now and you’ll also get these BONUSES:
Hiring & Interviewing Accessibility Checklist
This checklist will help you update your hiring process so it’s accessible and inclusive. It includes actionable suggestions for implementation as well as inclusive email templates!
Web Accessibility Pro-Tips Quick Guide
Remembering all of the pro-tips for web accessibility can be daunting. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! This quick guide can be used by managers and marketers to always ensure that site access basics are covered.
20% Discount On a Future Consulting Service
That’s right! You’ll get a 20% discount on any future consulting service! Wandke Consulting’s experts are now even more affordable with this deal! If you realize you need additional help in making your co-op accessible and inclusive, we’re here for you!
Accessibility & Inclusion Benefits All Industries
Marketing & eCommerce
Restaurant & Hospitality
Retail & Shopping
Education & Learning
Outdoors & Recreation
Mobile & Online Business
HR & Workforce Planning
Trades & Construction
Event Planning & Hosting
Meet Your Consultants
Daman Wandke, MBA, is the Founder and CEO of Wandke Consulting. Beyond his roles at WC, Daman serves as an advisor for several non-profits and as a Disability Studies Instructor at Western Washington University. Daman Wandke has 10+ years of experience implementing web accessibility practices in the public and private sector, with small and local businesses to large multinational corporations. In addition to providing access to the digital world, Daman also educates audiences about disability, providing the framework of how to become an ally for the disability community. As someone living with a disability, Daman applies his unique perspectives on accessibility to create effective consulting practices for organizations aiming to be more inclusive.
Kyann Flint, the Director of Accessibility & Communications at Wandke Consulting, is a passionate advocate for the disability community. Beyond her roles at WC, Kyann is the Executive Director of two non-profits with the mission of empowering the disability community. Kyann has served as a disability expert across a diverse range of audiences across all ages, titles, and abilities. Kyann held the title of Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2017 and placed 2nd runner-up at Ms. Wheelchair America 2018 where she received the Emerging Leader Award. As a person with a disability, Kyann strives to educate society on how social barriers limit the disability community and lives life with the motto of “Defying the Defined Disability”.
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- Donovan, Rich. “Design Delight from Disability Report Summary: The Global Economics of Disability,” Return on Disability, September 1, 2020, http://rod-group.com/sites/default/files/Summary Report – The Global Economics of Disability 2020.pdf.
- Nielsen, “Reaching Prevalent, Diverse Consumers with Disabilities,”https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/reaching-prevalent-diverse-consumers-with-disabilities.pdf, Accessed on October 24, 2021.
- “Design Delight from Disability Report Summary: The Global Economics of Disability,” http://rod-group.com/sites/default/files/Summary Report – The Global Economics of Disability 2020.pdf.
- “2020 Full Year Report Digital Accessibility Lawsuits,” Usablenet, https://info.usablenet.com/2020-report-on-digital-accessibility-lawsuits, Accessed on August 30, 2021.
- “Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage,” Accenture, https://www.accenture.com/_acnmedia/PDF-89/Accenture-Disability-Inclusion-Research-Report.pdf, Accessed August 30, 2021.
- “Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage,” https://www.accenture.com/_acnmedia/PDF-89/Accenture-Disability-Inclusion-Research-Report.pdf.
- Casey, Caroline. “Do Your DE&I Efforts Include People with Disabilities?” Harvard Business Review, March 19, 2020. Accessed August 30, 2021. https://hbr.org/2020/03/do-your-di-efforts-include-people-with-disabilities