eNews · April 2017
From the Section 508 refresh to progress around Section 501, the regulatory landscape influencing accessible ICT is ever evolving. PEAT’s latest resource Policy Matters provides plain language policy briefs and analyses on the federal laws and regulations that affect accessible ICT and how they apply to your business or workplace.
Self-driving cars show exciting promise to address existing barriers for people with disabilities traveling to and from work—as long as developers incorporate accessibility into these technologies from the start.
This national crowdsourcing event generated numerous ideas for PEAT and DOL to consider, including educating IT procurement staff, refreshing market research, and synchronizing government action around tech accessibility.
Bringing together key industry decision makers and user experts from around the world, the annual M-Enabling Summit focuses on increasing accessibility for people with disabilities through the use of mobile applications, connected devices, and other innovative technologies. This year’s summit includes a one-day International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) preconference, making it an essential event for anyone interested in the intersection of accessible technology and employment.
Today, everything from your paycheck to your company’s recruitment portal is likely powered by electronic payroll systems and human capital management platforms. Jennifer Ravalli of ADP recently joined PEAT to discuss how and why ADP has worked with accessible software provider AudioEye to make their cloud-based HR platforms more accessible.
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Thursday, April 20, 2pm-3pm ET WEBINAR
Taleo is the leading talent management system used by HR professionals worldwide. In this webinar, Senior Director of Oracle's Accessibility Program Peter Wallack and Product Management Director of Taleo Development Ali Moosvi will discuss the challenges and successes that their team has experienced, as well as the accessibility features currently in production.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. To learn more, visit www.PEATworks.org.
PEAT recently chatted with Drew LaHart, Program Director for Accessibility Competency and Enablement of IBM Accessibility Research and Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer of Microsoft, to learn how their companies are approaching accessibility today and what they predict for the future.
Keeping with tradition, this year's conference delivered another robust line-up of educational sessions highlighting worldwide efforts to make technology more accessible to people with disabilities.