eNews · August 2017
PEAT recently enhanced its suite of online resources on the technology-related aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). PEAT’s WIOA tools help American Job Centers (AJCs) understand their tech-related responsibilities under WIOA, along with the nuts and bolts of making their ICT accessible to customers.
In addition to PEAT’s WIOA Guide, the newly added resources include:
Shea Tanis, Associate Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, joined PEAT Talks last month to discuss why technology and information access are rights for everyone, and how technology solutions are changing employment opportunities for people with cognitive disabilities.
Intuit's Ted Drake recently shared some firsthand knowledge and tips for how jobseekers with disabilities can improve their appeal as potential candidates by using social media to craft their own digital brand.
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Thursday, August 17, 2pm ET WEBINAR
EvoXLabs founder Ather Sharif will discuss his experiences in making tech-focused workplaces more inclusive, from building technology solutions to how and why EvoXLabs developed a partnership with Access Computing at UW that connects students with disabilities with mentors and internships in tech.
Thursday, September 21, 2pm ET WEBINAR
Over the years, Elsevier has responded to hundreds of customer requests for Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs). In this webinar, accessibility experts Ted Gies and Jay Nemchik will discuss the business significance of VPATs, and their best practices for handling requests.
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.
Next week’s USBLN Conference will explore how people with disabilities are propelling technology to become more accessible—which in turn is driving innovative breakthroughs from both companies and the people with disabilities who work at them.