eNews · June 2016

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Thursday, June 16, 2pm-2:30pm ET WEBINAR

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Do you post job openings on Twitter and Instagram, or use LinkedIn to vet candidates? Today, 79% of job seekers use social media to locate job opportunities. In this webinar, digital marketer Eliza Greenwood will discuss steps to ensure that your social media recruiting efforts for active and passive talent can successfully reach candidates with disabilities.

In Focus

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PEAT’s Ben Caldwell reports on the successes of the recent WWW+W4A Hackathon hosted by PEAT and Google Montreal to make H5P (a popular web-based product used widely in workplaces and schools) more accessible. "It was truly inspirational," he notes, "to see how much progress a small group of individuals can make...particularly given that the majority of participants were new to both H5P and accessibility."

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The organizers and winners of the international WWW+W4A Hackathon met up on Global Accessibility Awareness Day in May to discuss the innovations that resulted from the event. Check out the archived webinar PEAT Talks: Sharing Success from the WWW+W4A Accessibility Hackathon. Speakers included:

  • Volker Sorge, Managing Director of Progressive Accessibility Solutions and a member of the winning team;
  • Svein-Tore Griff, Managing Director of Joubel, the primary inventor and architect of H5P, and Hackathon judge; and
  • Greg Gay, 2016 Web For All (W4A) Conference Chair and Hackathon judge.