eNews · August 2015

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August 18, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m., EST WEBINAR

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There's still time to register for the next PEAT Talk, part of our monthly speaker series showcasing people and innovations that are advancing accessible technology in the workplace. Join us for our August 18 chat with Adam Streets, who will discuss GettingHired's accessible platform for job seekers and user feedback.

Register for the GettingHired PEAT Talk

September 17, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m., EST WEBINAR

Mark your calendar now for our September PEAT Talk, which will feature a panel discussion by state accessibility CIOs. This discussion will explore a new approach states are using to help achieve higher levels of accessibility in state government products and services.

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Speakers:

  • Jeff Kline, Program Director, Statewide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) at the Texas Department of Information Resources
  • Sarah E. Bourne, Director of IT Accessibility for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Jay Wyant, Minnesota's first Chief Information Accessibility Officer

Register for the PDAA PEAT Talk

In Focus

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With most of today's employers using some form of web recruiting to evaluate and hire job applicants, it's more important than ever for organizations to understand why accessibility matters to the "eRecruiting" phase of the employment lifecycle. This summer, PEAT concluded its national survey on user experiences related to the accessibility of online job applications and other eRecruiting tools. Check out our new infographic summarizing the survey results, and stay tuned as PEAT develops new tools and resources related to this critical issue.

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Lainey Feingold is a nationally-recognized disability rights lawyer known for negotiating landmark settlement agreements addressing accessible technology and pioneering the collaborative advocacy and dispute resolution method known as “Structured Negotiations." PEAT recently spoke with Feingold about her work around digital accessibility and its impact on the employment of people with disabilities.