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Join PEAT at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN)

Update: If you missed our session, please check out the presentation slides for A Fresh Look at Accessibility and Online Job Applications.

PEAT is delighted to be taking part in the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) in San Diego next week, starting March 2. Known as a forum that showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings, this conference is the largest of its kind in the world.

If you‘ll be attending CSUN, we hope you’ll join PEAT for A Fresh Look at Accessibility and Online Job Applications. During this session, Joiwind Ronen and Josh Christianson will share PEAT’s research findings on this critical topic. We’ll be meeting on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM PST in Cortez Hill C, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower.

 We also encourage you to check out the following sessions and exhibits:

Access Board Public Hearing

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:30 – 11:30 am
Mission Beach AB, 3rd Floor

Witnesses can testify in person regarding the new proposed rule updating accessibility ICT requirements in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

A Talk with Dylan Orr, Chief of Staff, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 1:20 PM PST
Mission Beach AB, 3rd Floor

Dylan Orr will provide an update on ODEP's efforts related to accessible technology and recent federal technology-related policy changes.

Teaming Up: How to Work with Tech Providers to Improve Accessibility

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM PST
Cortez Hill C, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower

Explore how ODEP's successful collaborations with tech providers have led to improved accessibility and user experience with various emerging technologies.

Using Crowdsourcing to Engage Stakeholders and Inform Disability Policy

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00 AM PST
Cortez Hill C, 3rd Floor, Seaport Tower

Learn how ODEP's ePolicyWorks initiative and the National Council on Disability (NCD) used an accessible online crowdsourcing platform to gather valuable insight about the accessibility of social media and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the STEM fields.

And of course, don't forget to visit the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) in the exhibit hall at booth # 119. Expert consultants will be on hand to discuss tactics for creating an inclusive workplace through accessible and assistive technology solutions.

We look forward to seeing you! And if you can’t attend in person, PEAT’s presentation slides will be available for download post-event. Many CSUN events will also be available livestream throughout the week through WebAble TV.