eNews · June 2017
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. PEAT is delighted to be part of this event, and will be moderating two panels on Tuesday, June 13:
- Social Media and Collaborative Platforms, 1:30pm-2:45pm
- Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities through Innovative Collaborations and Practices, 3:15pm-4:30pm
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Thursday, June 15, 2pm-3pm ET WEBINAR
Today, eRecruiting dominates all aspects of hiring & recruiting, and a successful job search starts by investing in a digital brand. For students with disabilities in particular, strategically shaping an online persona can open many career doors. In this webinar, Intuit’s Ted Drake will profile how several people with disabilities leveraged social media to start successful careers.
Thursday, July 20, 2pm-3pm ET WEBINAR
Join Shea Tanis, Associate Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, for a discussion of why technology and information access is a critical right for everyone, and how technology solutions are changing employment opportunities for people with cognitive disabilities.
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.
What do you get when you challenge over 50 technologists to improve the accessibility of a popular workplace product? One unique and rewarding hackathon. This year’s Accessibility Hack at the Web For All Conference demonstrated that collaboration from diverse backgrounds pays big dividends when it comes to accessibility—and that developers can often make easy changes that make a big difference for end users, even when retrofitting a product.
PEAT’s work to foster collaboration and action around accessibility in the workplace would not be possible without contributions from the strong global community that supports us, comprised of accessibility experts, employers, government entities, disability advocates, and others. In celebration of GAAD, here are some of our favorite actionable quotes from our contributors.