Wandke Consulting (WC) wasn’t slowed down in 2021 due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, we’d say that the pandemic exposed many organizations’ access and inclusion needs that were previously overlooked. For example, COVID-19 increased remote, internet-based work, and the awareness that accessibility on the web is necessary. Many accessibility gaps exist that require remediation in order to welcome the $490 billion of the disability community. Throughout this time of reorganizing to create a more disability-friendly marketplace, WC was able to assist twenty-four (24) organizations with increasing their accessibility and inclusion efforts.
Kyann and Daman presented 18 disability inclusion training sessions for 12 organizations, reaching over 700 people, including adding their stories to some training sessions to help others understand how they have encountered discrimination and how they have risen above it.
“That was the most moving and inspirational meeting I’ve EVER attended in my 26 years in the pharmaceutical business. It left me so inspired – what a strong, powerful and educational message – please thank each of the speakers on my behalf.”
~Anonymous Training Session Participant
Our technical team also tested a total of 32 web pages against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA while completing 5 major website audits, and conducted 160 use cases across 4 apps and websites and built 4 more fully accessible websites.
WC developed content to support people with disabilities on a range of topics which include navigating healthcare systems, employment, and peer mentoring services. An example of our past year’s work is the PMW FieldGuide where we not only created the content but built out the entire, completely web-accessible platform.
In our efforts to assist companies in being more accessible and inclusive, WC consulted for an approximate total of 1,400 hours. We also wrote 21 blog posts to provide organizations with insights into the disability community.
“Wise is a WA State non-profit promoting equitable employment for people with developmental disabilities through innovation, training, and technical assistance. Our agency contracted with Wandke Consulting to enhance our accessibility features within our organization and virtual training events. Wise participated in a variety of trainings from creating accessible and inclusive documents, marketing with social media and training platforms. In addition, Wandke Consulting assessed our company website to identify priority areas for website accessibility. Overall, Wandke Consulting met our training objectives and more with their professional training content, resources and tools. We highly recommend considering Wandke Consulting for your future disability etiquette and workplace accessibility needs.”
~Monica Zumach, Director of TA and Training, WISE
What a wonderful year of being able to stay safe and still being able to achieve great things. Thank you to all those who allowed us to share our voice and perspective with you. We appreciate those who reached out to seek guidance on becoming more inclusive and disability friendly. Your commitment to accessibility and inclusion welcomes the $490 billion disability market. We have thoroughly enjoyed helping you on your accessibility journey.
WC hopes to increase our impact in 2022. We would love the opportunity to assist your organization’s accessibility journey. Contact us, using the form below, if you would like to have us help you make your organization accessible, inclusive, and successful.