eNews · February 2016

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March 3, 2:00-2:30 pm ET TWITTER CHAT

Photo of Divya Mulanjur

Have you heard about PEAT's new series of real-time Twitter chats? The first Thursday of every month, PEAT and a range of accessible technology thought leaders will be live on Twitter, engaging participants in a virtual conversation about cutting-edge accessible workplace technology topics. Our March 3rd chat, featuring Knowbility's Divya Mulanjur, will serve as a prelude to our upcoming PEAT Talk on what employers should know about accessibility user testing. Participants can join the real-time Twitter conversation by following and tagging their posts with the hashtag #PEATtalks.

March 17, 2:00–2:30 pm, ET WEBINAR

Sharron Rush

Mark your calendar for our March PEAT Talk, which will welcome Sharron Rush, co-founder and Executive Director of Knowbility. Rush will discuss the importance of user testing to ensure that workplace technologies are truly accessible.

April 21, 2:00–2:30 pm, ET WEBINAR

Denis Boudreau

We are pleased to welcome Denis Boudreau, senior web accessibility consultant for Simply Accessible. Denis will be talking about why accessible eRecruiting tools make sense and the simple steps that web developers and designers can take to ensure that job seekers with disabilities are not excluded from employment opportunities.

In Focus

Daniel Ferro

How do people with disabilities use the Internet to search for and apply for jobs? In our February guest blog post, Daniel Ferro, senior interaction designer at Forum One, aims to answer that very question. His piece demystifies accessibility and explores the ways that people with various disabilities interact with eRecruiting tools. His message to employers and HR professionals? "Don’t think of accessibility as a troublesome box you need to check—think about it in terms of your opportunity to connect with the best talent."